Investment Fund Management Reports

Investment fund management reports provide investors with the information they need regarding their investments. They contain investment goals and holding details, as well as costs and performance in addition to other details. Detail reporting is essential to retaining existing clients and attracting new ones.

Many investment managers, trusts and family offices employ diverse methods to monitor and track their assets. Some use Excel spreadsheets, while others utilize specialized software to keep track of their funds. It’s important that you have the right technology in place to ensure that the correct information is available in the appropriate time.

Ideally, directors of investment funds should be provided with data and information that enable them to evaluate the quality of a fund’s fees and expenses, including those related to the selection of portfolio securities. In addition, the independent directors of a fund should have the opportunity to read and review materials created by outside experts for the evaluation of service contracts and fee.

To address these needs, the Commission should consider whether it would be appropriate to require that certain fee-related information, such in dollars that is included in the fund account statements. In this way, investors can have a personalized understanding of the dollar amount of fees they paid indirectly over the period of time and could examine the fees they pay to those of other funds.