We are thinking about opening accounts with Meesman for each of our kids once the little man is born. Meesman has announced to finally get rid of the annual €25 euro fee per account. That’s great news for our purpose! They decided to change TER as well. This meant a decrease for emerging markets (0.65% -> 0.5%) and world-wide bonds (0.6% -> 0.5%). However, it also meant an increase for Euro bonds (0.3% -> 0.5%). The latter I can’t grasp and thus we won’t invest in Euro bonds. Such a pity, since TERs usually aren’t that high for Euro bonds when investing in mutual funds.
Anyway, we plan to start with €100 a month for each kid. Probably 80% world-wide and 20% emerging markets or 100% world-wide to keep things simple. The idea is to show them the wonderful world of index investing when they’re ready for it. In the meantime, they won’t know they own all this money because they won’t have access to this account. They’ll have their savings account which they’ll be able to access when they’re ready.
What do you think?