Investment Charges Are Changing

New industry rules will affect your investment fees and adviser fees, which could have a knock-on effect on your portfolio returns

Alanna Petroff 30 November, 2012 | 3:34PM Holly Cook
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This article is part of Morningstar’s special series about the Retail Distribution Review (RDR)It was updated January 2013, after originally being published November 2012.

New industry rules mean the fees and charges you pay on your investments are probably going to be changing in 2013, and that could have a knock-on effect on your overall portfolio returns. The new rules are called the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) and they were put in place by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) on December 31, 2012. The rules were designed to ensure that there is more transparency in the industry, especially when it comes to investment fees.

One of the main things RDR is changing is adviser commissions. For the most part, adviser commissions are being scrapped. On the surface, it looks like this change could mean more money for investors over the long run, however, new charging structures that are being put in place do not guarantee more money for individual investors.

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Alanna Petroff

Alanna Petroff  is a financial journalist with Morningstar UK.