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Is my money guaranteed in a collective investment fund (CIF)?

No. The funds invested in a CIF are not guaranteed either by the bank offering the CIF or by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The investment risk of a CIF is 100 percent borne by the CIF participant, just like an investor in a mutual fund or other investment fund.

Last Reviewed: October 2020

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