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Guest Post By Ben Miller, Co-Founder & CEO, Fundrise

Every wealth manager has a theory on where to invest, but their advice and the opportunity to participate will cost you.

And, as we all know, the higher your cost of investing, the lower your overall profit.

Most money managers and hedge funds charge fees according to the “two-and-twenty” model, meaning they charge an average of 2% on all assets under management (AUMs) and an additional 20% of the “upside”, or any profits earned.

Money manager fees are high in nearly every case, with servicing usually at more than one percent. Furthermore, minimum investments can range from tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars. In REIT investments, for example, one must pay brokerage fees, and in the case of non-traded REITs, fees can amount to nine percent to 10 percent of the total investment.

Enter the Internet

Technology can play a major role in disrupting a broken financial system, particularly as it relates to investor fees. Bringing the investment process online can create a more direct, transparent model, which can lower both operating costs and investor fees.

The Internet has put power back in the hands of consumers by providing direct access to investments…

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