The Northern Trust FGR is an innovative range of Dutch-domiciled index funds that can offer greater transparency as well as potential performance advantages and lower costs in comparison to active funds.
These funds are the first index tracking FGR funds designed specifically for Dutch investors. They are subject to standard Dutch fiscal treatment and may offer advantages over foreign-domiciled funds.
Investors generally have to pay an average of 15-30% withholding tax, substantially diluting their potential income. The unique structure of the FGR allows us to recoup part of that tax for our investors, reducing tax liability and potentially increasing income.
The passive structure of these funds means they are naturally low in cost. They also benefit from our unique, disciplined Intelligent Indexing® investment process. This combines strategic market insights and sophisticated analysis to produce consistent and efficient market exposure.
With 10 funds and over $8bn (as at 30 Sept 2017) already invested, our range of funds covers key investment strategies and meets core ESG requirements. The funds also give investors the opportunity to incorporate factor-based investing in their portfolios.
Compare a hypothetical investment in the FGR North America Index Fund with a hypothetical investment in a SICAV for a Dutch retail investor.
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