ESMA: Fees erode 25% of retail investors' fund returns

Passive equity funds ‘consistently’ outperforming active counterparts

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"Retail investors in the EU benefit from the choice among thousands of UCITS and alternative funds and structured investment products," - ESMA's Steven Maijoor
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"Retail investors in the EU benefit from the choice among thousands of UCITS and alternative funds and structured investment products," - ESMA's Steven Maijoor

Fees charges for UCITs fund products are reducing investors' gross returns by 25% on average, new research from pan-European regulator ESMA has revealed.

ESMA's first Annual Statistical Report on the cost and performance of retail investment products across Europe is the latest regulatory intervention signalling greater pressure on asset managers to...

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