The Feeling’s Not Mutual

The High Costs of Canada’s Mutual Fund Based Retirement System
February 25, 2015
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This study compares the management fees charged by mutual funds and pension plans, and finds that high management fees will cause Canadians relying on mutual funds for their retirement income to work longer or retire with less, compared to those with pension plans. The study recommends an expansion of inexpensive workplace pension plans or public pension plans, like the CPP; and as a stopgap measure, trailers fees—the portion of mutual fund fees that go back to the advisor—could be capped or banned entirely.

Click here to view our infographic, RRSPs vs. Pensions.