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UCITS definition

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

UCITS definition

UCITS stands for ‘undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities,’ and refers to a European directive that provides a regulatory framework for funds that are managed and domiciled in the European Union (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 EU. 

UCITS funds account for 75% of all collective investments by small investors in Europe.  

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