Total Expense Ratio

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Total Expense Ratio

A measure of an investment fund's costs of operation as a percentage of its total assets. It is calculated by dividing the fund's total costs by its total assets. As the total costs include things like management fees and commissions, the total expense ratio is important to determining the actual return on a fund. For example, a mutual fund may have a 10% return per year, which is quite high; however, if the total expense ratio is 8%, this means that shareholders only receive 2% of the return. It is also called the management expense ratio or simply the expense ratio.

Total Expense Ratio

The ratio of total housing expense to borrower income.

This ratio is used (along with other factors) in qualifying borrowers. See Qualification/Meeting Income Requirements/Expense Ratios.
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New management expense ratios (MERs) will be recalculated at the end of the year, as per regulations.
For example, management expense ratios (MERs) for actively managed Canadian equity funds tend to average around 2.
For retail investors, ETFs are quickly growing as an alternative to traditional mutual funds, providing investors with diversification, sector exposure, tax efficiency and lower management expense ratios.
Industry competition, high redemption rates, and continuing pressure to reduce management expense ratios make growing and retaining assets under management a pressing challenge for mutual fund managers.
The average management expense ratios for each respective fund are as follows: 2.
Some Canadian life companies have been able to mitigate the extent of declines in fee-based income, despite the fall in equity markets, due to their proactive ability to increase management expense ratios.

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