Mutual fund industry critics need not look far to find the root cause for the industry's scandals. The problem lies in the industry's predominant governance structure. Aside from the Vanguard Group, external management is the order of the day, meaning that conflicts of interest over fund expenditures aren't just common, they are inherent. Equally inherent is the risk that the external manager will allow practices that serve its interests, to the detriment of fund shareholders.

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