Why You Should Turn to Us for Investment Management
Meixler Investment Management, Ltd. was founded on the premise that most investment recommendations that are mass-marketed to individual investors are inappropriate, opportunistic and structured to maximize profits for the company selling them. With our investment management company, you will find a better way to build wealth over the long term.
The Danger of Mutual Funds
The majority of retail customer investment assets are held in mutual funds despite overlap, high expense, and lack of customization. Mutual funds have also provided poor performance over the long term, and this fact can be easily obscured. A mutual fund investment gives the appearance of growth and can lead the investor in the false belief that they are taking part in responsible investment, but every investor in a mutual fund owns the same portfolio, and the danger is that the investment can be inappropriate but appear to the investor as "safe and diversified."
Actively managed equity mutual funds charge investors an average of 1.4% per year in expenses. This figure does not include any sales loads or transaction fees that may be incurred, and many brokers charge their own management and account fees on top of the management fee for the fund. This can add up very quickly. Some funds have upfront loads of as much as 8.5%, so investors have dug themselves a deep hole even before their investment has had a chance to earn a return. Paying high fees could pay off if the performance of these funds was strong, but statistics show that over the long term about 80% of mutual funds trail the market benchmark index.
It has also been shown that an investor who bought shares in the mutual fund company itself would have made more than an investor who invested in that company's funds. That should be glaring proof that these companies are rarely putting clients' interests ahead of their own.