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Transparency campaign group launches investment calculator


The True and Fair Campaign group has launched an online calculator aiming to show clients the full extent of what they pay for their investments.

The group says the global calculator enables investors to fully analyse the cost of all investment products available in their home country.

It gives users the total cost of the investment in pounds and pence as well as a percentage and can take into account fund, wrapper, platform and adviser costs.

True and Fair Campaign founder Gina Miller says: “We hope this drives new levels of cost transparency which results in greater competition among product providers, gives information to aid better decision making by consumers and their advisers and provides a foundation for more realistic investment expectations. Ultimately it should result in better consumer protection.”


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  1. At a time when it is virtually impossible to accurately compare fund (and DFM) costs, any spotlight on this issue is to be welcomed.

    However, this particular ‘campaign’ appears to be little more than a slick marketing campaign by passive investment managers SCM Private LLP, rather than an independent concern.

  2. I have tried it and I think its excellent. Its incredibly useful as I can now show potential clients how my charges compare with the opposition and how much they save by using me. I’m just about to show it off now!

  3. I agree – it doesn’t cost me a penny and I can now see all the hidden dealing costs within those bond funds. I have to say once you put in a lower return than the 5% default it makes you question the point of investing in some of these funds.

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