12B-1 fees

12B-1 fees

The percent of a mutual fund's assets used to defray marketing and distribution expenses. The amount of the fee is stated in the fund's prospectus. The SEC has recently proposed that 12B-1 fees in excess of 0.25% be classed as a load. A true no load fund has neither a sales charge nor a 12b-1 fee.

12B-1 Fee

A fee one must pay in a 12B-1 Plan. A 12B-1 plan is a mutual fund that, instead of a load (or sales fee), annually charges shareholders a small percentage of the fund's market value, which is called a 12B-1 fee. Instead of assessing a fee when buying or selling shares as most mutual funds do, 12B-1 fees are deductions from the fund's market value per shareholder. Usually a 12B-1 fee is less than 1% of the market value.
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The orders issued today address advisers who directly or indirectly received 12b-1 fees for investments selected for their clients without adequate disclosure, including disclosures that were inconsistent with the advisers' actual practices.
Plaintiffs suggested in the lawsuit that the revenue sharing represented "kickback payments" and that they were part of a "pay-to-play scheme" in which Empower received various types of mutual fund fees, including 12b-1 fees.
12b-1 Fees, Other Expenses, and Total Expense Ratios
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The "industry and regulators generally agree that clean shares will not have front-end loads or 12b-1 fees, which are those used to pay for a mutual fund's distribution costs.
As a remedial action, beginning last October, Envoy stopped recommending investments in share classes that pay 12b-1 fees and started transferring legacy and existing clients’ holdings to institutional share classes.
Revenues declined 9% sequentially, due primarily to lower asset-based Rule 12b-1 fees. Additionally, our broker-dealer had lower sales commissions and lower advisory fee revenues.
It was with great disappointment, then, that we learned the DOL is not only not banning commissions, 12b-1 fees, and revenue sharing with regard to rendering advice, but it is institutionalizing them.
Simply put, 401(k) plan sponsors using mutual funds that contain 12b-1 fees and revenue sharing expose themselves to greater fiduciary liability.
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In addition, 12b-1 fees, which are ongoing charges for distribution and other services, tend to be relatively low for A shares.
Use a free service like Morningstar to view the fund expenses and avoid investments with loads, 12b-1 fees or high administrative fees.