For each new investment, you will be clearly informed in advance of the fees that will be charged depending on the type of product.
Some investments are subject to an up-front fee only. Others may have a combination of up-front fee, management fee and performance fee (carried interest).
Up-front Fee. This is the option premium paid by an investor to get access to top notch vetted investment opportunities, that are usually reserved to happy few.
Management Fee. This is a charge levied by an investment manager for managing an investment fund. The management fee is intended to compensate the managers for their time and expertise for selecting stocks and managing the portfolio.
Performance Fee. This is a payment made to an investment manager for generating positive returns. A performance fee is usually calculated many as a percentage of investment profits realized.
Carried interest. This is a share of any profits that the general partners of private equity and hedge funds receive as compensation. Because carried interest acts as a type of performance fee, it acts to motivate the fund's overall performance. However, carried interest is often only paid if the fund’s returns meet a certain threshold.