France’s AMF seeks to tell retail buyers on monetary product charges

France’s Monetary Markets Authority (AMF) has printed a information for professionals on the phrases they need to use to make it simpler for his or her clients to grasp and evaluate charges.

The AMF has launched a brand new part on charges on its web site, offering academic content material and instruments to assist retail buyers higher perceive the prices they might be charged.

Greater than half of French retail buyers say they’re uncomfortable assessing the impression of funding charges on returns, based on the AMF’s newest Financial savings and Funding Barometer. But this impression might be vital. As well as, the AMF’s current marketing campaign of thriller purchasing to branches confirmed that info on charges will not be systematic and sometimes fragmented.

The AMF pays shut consideration to the transparency of charges for monetary services and products and urges professionals to make charges clearer and simpler to grasp for retail buyers. It concluded that the terminology used must be harmonised.

The AMF is publishing knowledgeable information, with an in depth glossary, for funding providers suppliers and monetary funding advisors. It invitations professionals to undertake the really helpful terminology within the subsequent replace of any doc informing clients about prices and costs.

Concurrently, the AMF is increasing the retail investor part of its web site with a brand new devoted part on charges. Retail buyers will discover a glossary explaining the various kinds of charges more likely to be charged, in addition to articles, infographics and instruments, together with a inventory market payment simulator.

Retail buyers can even learn the overview of charges charged on various kinds of funds (fairness, bond, diversified, ETFs, worker financial savings schemes) and the charges charged by funding service suppliers for inventory market orders, which the AMF publishes annually in its Family Financial savings Observatory.