Now in its sixth year, our annual Analysis of External Fund Distribution Costs report provides critical data and analysis around payment streams between fund managers and distributors – including sub-TA fees, revenue sharing and more. It offers unique benchmarking of these costs across distribution channels, as well as analysis of key profitability metrics to help drive efficient distribution.

The report includes data collected from a proprietary SI survey of mutual fund managers, which focuses on costs of intermediary-sold distribution and other related issues. This year’s survey included 15 firms, who controlled $1.5 trillion of total long-term fund assets, with the median firm overseeing roughly $76 billion and over one-third of participants managing over $100 billion. Results are segmented across each of the Wirehouse, Independent/Regional BD and Fund Supermarket channels.