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Compensation - Advisory Fee Limits

Definition:

There are loads of fees you pay when you buy mutual funds or securities. Advisory fees are the ones you pay to a financial adviser or fund manager to make recommendations or to make changes to a fund.

These fees tend to be a hot-button issue with money types. One the one hand, limiting advisory fees and requiring advisers to disclose extra or hidden fees can help by letting you see what you're paying and allowing you to save money on fees. But some experts claim that limiting too many fees doesn't reward good advisers and fund managers who could help you earn more.