New Reporting Brings Greater Transparency
To help you better understand how your investments are performing and how much they cost, the Canadian Securities Administrators introduced requirements for a year-end account report which will add clarity to the existing reporting on your account.
Here’s what to expect
Starting in January 2017 you will receive a new, year-end account report for each investment account you hold. The new report includes a detailed view of the performance of your account and your advisor firm’s fees associated with it.
On the new report you will see an individual, or money-weighted, rate of return for each account. The money-weighted rate of return considers not just the performance of the investments you hold in the account, but also the size of any deposits or withdrawals. It is unique to your account and can be a useful tool to help you determine if you are on track to meet your goals.
Additional detail will provide you with clarity regarding the fees your advisor’s firm receives in connection with your account. The fees themselves are not changing—it is only the amount of detail you will see which is new.
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