Fidelity Fund Proposes Fee Hike
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Fidelity proposed to raise Fidelity Fund's (FFIDX) expense ratio to 0.80% from 0.60%. In a proxy statement filed April 15, 2011, Fidelity proposed to increase the fund's management fee to 0.30% from its current level of 0.09%, as well as to adopt a performance adjustment. Under the performance adjustment, the expense ratio would increase 0.02% with every percentage point of outperformance in a three-year period, and decrease the same amount with every percentage point of underperformance.
Fidelity justified the fee increase by saying it "charges a management fee that is 0.21% below Fidelity's standard fee for similarly managed funds," and that the adoption of the increase "will fairly compensate FMR for the management services provided to the fund."
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