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UCITS stands for ‘undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities’, a European directive that provides a regulatory framework for which are managed and domiciled in the EU and intended for sale to retail clients.

UCITS definition

UCITS stands for ‘undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities’, a European directive that provides a regulatory framework for which are managed and domiciled in the EU and intended for sale to retail clients.

If a fund (such as an ETF) is UCITS compliant, it  can be marketed to retail investors across Europe because it adheres to common standard for risk and fund management. The framework was set up to avoid products needing regulatory approval from each individual member state of the European Union. 

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