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Making your money make money

January 23, 2024

Our investors have $17.6 billion† more than what they initially invested with us.

How do we make you money?

  • We stick to our proven investment approach. A single, time-tested way of investing

  • We look for ideas – proprietary insights – about businesses we understand

  • We familiarize ourselves with company management because what kind of owner doesn’t know how their business is being run and by whom?

  • We look long term in contrast to other market participants with much shorter attention spans

  • We avoid market “noise” and flash-in-the-pan investment fads

  • We try not to do dumb things and appreciate that we have to be right more often than not

  • We hold a spotlight to our mistakes

Saving you money

We've saved our investors approximately $11 million* a year in fees versus our competitors.

Smaller management expense ratios (MERs) are a big deal. While fees are unavoidable, you need to pay attention to them because they eat away at your investment savings.

Say you invest $100,000 in a fund that grows at a rate of 10% compounded annually. Over the long term, a fee reduction of as little as 0.15% dramatically impacts your bottom line.

Impact of 0.15% on a $100,000 investment

Using a 10% compound annual growth rate

In fact, that 0.15% adds up to over $8,000 after 15 years. After 30 years, the potential savings amounts close to 70% of the original investment itself.

Another point to remember is that just like taxes, MERs are calculated based on total assets and not as a fixed dollar amount. You pay more for an investment when it performs well. No matter what, fees matter.

How do we save you money?

  • With higher account minimums, we need less staff to service fewer advisors, investors and accounts

  • Our simple lineup means fewer transactions between funds, and zero new product launches, mergers or terminations to manage and pay for

  • We don’t offer the traditional deferred sales charge (DSC) purchase option because of the extensive administrative work it involves (DSC queries can comprise up to 60% of traditional call centre volumes). As a result, our back office isn’t inundated and we don’t field nearly as many calls

  • We have no marketing department and do no advertising. We won’t even print in colour because it’s more expensive than black and white

  • We save on mailing costs and help the environment in the process by doing as much as we can electronically

For the most recent standard performance, please visit the Investment results page.

†As at December 31, 2023. Includes since inception total returns from all investments managed by EdgePoint net of fees and taxes charged directly to the respective portfolios. Excludes fees and taxes paid directly by investors.
*As at December 31, 2023. Source: Strategic Insight, Morningstar Direct. Fee savings calculated using an average of monthly assets under management (AUM) for Series A and A non-HST for years 2009 to 2017 and series F and F non-HST from 2018 onwards. Due to the shift in assets towards fee based, we believe using Series F and F non-HST MERs starting in 2018 is more relevant. Series F is available to investors in fee-based/advisory fee arrangement and excludes trailing commissions. Fee savings for EdgePoint Monthly Income Portfolio calculated from 2022 onward. Category average MERs provided by Strategic Insight as at calendar year-ends from years 2009 to 2017. Morningstar Direct used from year 2018 onwards. Category average MERs of fee-based series funds excluding institutional series in the following categories: Global Equity Category, Canadian Equity and Canadian Focused Equity Category, Global Equity Balanced, Global Neutral Balanced and Global Fixed Income Balanced Category, Canadian Equity Balanced, Canadian Neutral Balanced and Canadian Fixed Income Balanced Category, Canadian Fixed Income, Global Fixed Income and Multi-sector Fixed Income. Only active funds for each calendar year were used in the calculation. For funds that have not reported 2023 MERs by March 12, 2024, the 2022 MER was used. Fee savings are an approximation.