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A performance-linked model for fund fees

Author: John Authers

The deeper problem concerns incentives. By paying a management fee as a proportion of assets under management, we pay managers to accumelate assets, not to beat the market. Like everyone else, they do what they are paid to do, and manage their assets so as to minimise the risk that clients pull their assets out - and this leads them to herd together. Another approach comes from George Cooper, best known as the writer of The Origin of Financial Crises.

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