Management Expense Ratio (MER)

A Management Expense Ratio (MER) is deducted from segregated funds or mutual funds to cover the ongoing operating costs.

  • generally deducted daily
  • includes operating expenses and management fees
  • excludes sales compensation

Generally, MERs

  • decrease as assets under management increase due to economies of scales
  • decrease as investment risks decrease (e.g., lower for money market funds)
  • increase for foreign and specialty funds due to increased costs

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