Early in the process of an investment firm contemplating starting a mutual fund, whether from scratch or by converting assets from another product, such as a SMA or private fund, the question of “break even” is almost certainly asked. Investment managers want to know when their investment in the operating costs of a mutual fund will pay dividends toward their own bottom line. What on the face seems like a simple question actually gives rise to many factors that need to be considered. But first, we need to address what does it mean to “break even”?
Ultimus’ Director of Client Strategies, Dave Carson, helps answer these questions in our latest insight article, Breaking Down Breaking Even in Mutual Fund Operations. Here, he discusses the various levels of break even, factors that play into breaking even, and best practices to help investment managers reach it sooner as they contemplate launching a fund. Read the full article here.