The fees negotiated for the Common Good Plan are considerably lower than average investment management fees that Canadian retail investors pay. According to the Investment Funds Institute of Canada, the average Canadian investment fund has fees of about 2.1% of assets. In contrast, the Common Good Plan provides investment management services, plus all other retirement services offered by the plan for its members, for a total of 0.6% of member assets and $10/month per member.
These low fees are a big part of what makes the Common Good Plan different from others in the market and directly impact retirement outcomes for members. The high fees typical in Canada can eat up over half of long-term investment gains, and you can take a look at this tool to learn more.