Emerging Markets Funds Most Expensive

Morningstar analysis shows what impact recent fund regulation has had on transaction costs, revealing the most expensive funds to invest in

James Gard 14 March, 2018 | 7:55AM Fernando Luque

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The new version of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) came into force in the first week of January and has already imposed a number of sweeping changes on asset managers and financial advisers. Industry experts describe these changes as some of the biggest in financial services in a decade. 

MiFID II touches on many aspects of individual investing, including investment advice, how products are sold and regulated, information and costs. The overarching aim is to “enhance protection” for retail investors, according to EU regulator, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). In simple terms, this means greater transparency over the way funds are sold and a downward push on costs for retail investors. 

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