What are the charges for investing?

We apply a 0.4% Annual Service Charge which is charged on a quarterly basis. The Annual Service Charge is collected by Triodos Bank UK to cover costs of providing our investment services, including ongoing administration costs.

The Annual Service Charge is expressed as an annual percentage and is calculated quarterly based on the average value of your holding across the previous quarter. On the first Calendar Day of a new quarter we will check your Cash Account to see if cash is available to cover the Annual Service Charge for the previous quarter. If cash is available, it will be earmarked and debited the same day, unless it’s a weekend, in which case the money will be debited on the next weekday. If there is an insufficient cash balance on this day, we will instruct to sell shares in your investments to cover the whole amount (there is no charge to pay your Annual Service Charge in this way). To avoid this scenario occurring, you should endeavour to have a sufficient cash balance within your Cash Account to satisfy any applicable charges.

For more information, please also see How can I pay for my Annual Service Charge? and How do you decide which shares to sell from my holdings to cover my Annual Service Charge?

Please be aware that the sale of shares to cover the Annual Service Charge is classified as a disposal for Capital Gains Tax purposes and may need to be declared to HMRC.
The Annual Service Charge will be itemised on your quarterly statement, which provides a breakdown of all charges applied over the previous quarter along with any additional trades during the period.

The Ongoing Charges Figure (OCF, also known as the Total Expense Ratio or TER) is the ongoing costs of running the funds. The OCF includes the fund managers Annual Management Charge and other expenses of running the fund, such as the board of directors and audit fees. The Annual Management Charge is the charge taken by Triodos Investment Management to select investments based on their sustainable and financial performance.

The OCF is expressed as an annual percentage and is calculated and deducted from the fund daily. The charge is reflected in the value of the fund and you do not need to pay for it separately.

Please visit the fund pages on our website for details of the current OCF being applied:

Triodos Global Equity Impact Fund

Triodos Pioneer Impact Fund

Triodos Sterling Bond Impact Fund

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