Seventy percent of equity funds have increased their expense ratios by an average of 8.2 basis points since the beginning of the crisis, Lipper found. Approximately 25% of the expense increases were larger than 10 basis points.

On the other hand, long-term fixed income fund expense ratios remained largely unchanged, be they for taxable or municipal debt funds. And expense ratios for money market funds declined by 3.3 basis points.

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