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EU fund managers remain entrenched on fund retrocessions, while the UK has tentatively shown that banning commissions could be healthy for the funds industry. view full article

ESG funds remain cheaper than non-ESG products, according to research by Fitz Partners. The number of ESG-labelled fund products in Europe grew by 89% last year, while the gap between

The variation in remuneration for European independent directors on fund boards is significant, ranging from €1,000 to over €100,000 per year, per director, according to research by Fitz Partners. The

Fees paid by retail investors who invest in funds with ‘clean’ share classes have significantly dropped since 2016, research shows. The ongoing charges figure (OCF) for many cross-border European funds

Charges for traditional index-tracking funds have steadily decreased over the past four years and are in some cases lower than for ETFs, says a research house. Fitz Partners says that

Portfolio management firms working for investment funds have dropped their investment advisory fees for the second year running. Average investment advisory fees have dropped by 13% over the past two

It should not be possible to block Luxembourg-domiciled funds from distribution in Germany when changes to regulation take effect in December despite a recent report stating the opposite, according to the

The Irish regulator has uncovered multiple failings over the calculation and disclosure of performance fees, suggesting that asset managers may have overcharged clients. The Central Bank of Ireland, which unveiled

Fund transaction fees can be much higher than their quoted ongoing charge figures (OCFs) suggest, research has found. A study by fund research company, Fitz Partners, found the highest OCF

The European fund industry is lowering costs even when imposing performance fees, research has found. London-based fund research company, Fitz Partners, analysed “twin” share classes within the same products. These

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