Unaware of investment fees – IE
Although 89% of Canadian investors describe themselves as very knowledgeable or somewhat knowledgeable about their investments, 36% of survey participants believe they don’t pay any investment management fees and 11% are unsure
Of the 67% of total survey participants who have an advisor, 24% believe they don’t pay any fees for advisory services and 13% are unsure. Close to 40% of survey participants who know they pay for investment management say they don’t understand the fee structure well or at all
More than eight in 10 (83%) survey participants are not aware of the changes connected to CRM2. However, after learning more about the regulatory requirements, 46% says this information will make them a more knowledgeable and empowered investor and 49% believe their advisor will have to be more accountable.
Less than half (47%) of Canadian investors with an advisor are very satisfied with the services they’re receiving and an additional 47% say they are somewhat satisfied.
Approximately one-third (34%) of survey participants say they would be willing to buy investments online without the help of a professional if it meant paying less for those products.