The management fee is calculated and paid quarterly in arrears at the rate of 0.75% per annum of the net chargeable assets of the Company.
A performance fee is payable if during the Company’s financial year, the Company’s total return per ordinary share exceeds the hurdle return for the year. The fee payable is 15% of such excess performance subject to a cap on total fees (both base fee and performance fee) of 1.75% of the Company’s net assets in any financial year. The hurdle return is the total return over the financial year of three month sterling LIBOR* plus 1.25%. Any prior year underperformance must be made up before a fee can become payable.
*LIBOR is the London Interbank Offered Rate, the rate at which UK banks lend to each other.
Morningstar calculates all expenses for the financial year, consisting of management fees, performance fees, directors' fees, administration fees, custody fees, audit fees, marketing fees, loan interest, tax, restructuring costs and all other expenses given in the Statement of Total Return and notes in the Report and Financial Statements. They subtract performance fee, restructuring costs, transaction costs, compensation scheme expenses and trail commission then calculate the average daily net assets on a cum fair basis, then divide the total expenses by the average daily net assets and multiply the resulting figure by 100 to arrive at this ratio.
Please note, not all companies have yet adopted ‘ongoing charges’ as the methodology in their Annual Report and Financial Statements. This may mean there are differences between the charges shown on our factsheets and website and the TER shown in the Annual Report.