“Asset managers are good at marketing,” says Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka. “A lot of money goes into creating the myth of outperformance.
“There are a lot of vested interests around protecting the revenue that you derive from active asset management so no one has been incentivised to market something where you make money out of a volume of assets at very low margins and very low fees,” says Wierzycka.
“We, obviously, hope to change that.”
Scroll down to listen to the audio for an explanation of what “index tracking” is and how Sygnia is able to offer some of the most cost effective retirement annuities, Tax-Free Savings Accounts and other investments in South Africa.
I understand performance fees and active management. I know what active managers can and can’t deliver.— Magda Wierzycka, Sygnia CEO
Passive managers outperform active managers 82% of the time!— Magda Wierzycka, Sygnia CEO
Exchange Traded Funds have a lot of hidden costs. Do not invest in them!— Magda Wierzycka, Sygnia CEO
Treasury, only 10 days ago, said fund managers must consider index tracking as the default option for all retirement funds.— Magda Wierzycka, Sygnia CEO
Sygnia charges a total fee of 0.4%. Nobody has yet to match this in South Africa.— Magda Wierzycka, Sygnia CEO
The savings industry relies on complexity to hide how much they’re charging.— Magda Wierzycka, Sygnia CEO