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Investment Funds

UCITS Funds Workshop

CPD Hours: 3.5

Aims

This half-day workshop has been designed to provide a fast-track overview of UCITS funds in the European retail markets. It covers funds structure i.e. OEICS, ICVCs, SICAVS & Unit Trusts it also looks at the investment and borrowing powers for UCITS and NURS funds, risk management, regulations, the global market and distribution. The course also looks at new directions for fund development under UCITS III and IV

Case studies using real life funds form an integral part of the course, to enable delegates to consolidate the information and provide the basis for group discussions. No prior knowledge is assumed and all terms will be fully explained.

Objectives

At the end of the workshop, delegates will have a better understanding of:

  • Structure of UCITS funds
  • Umbrella structures and fund charges
  • Distribution platforms and the impact of RDR in the UK market
  • Role of the fund operator, trustee, depositary, investment manager, administrator and transfer agent
  • Fund pricing and the NAV
  • What’s new under UCITS III?
  • Impact of UCITS IV on master/feeder funds and investor documentation

Who Should Attend?

  • Client services and call centres
  • Finance and accounting
  • HR and training
  • Investment administration and operations
  • Investment professionals
  • IT and software developers
  • Legal and compliance
  • New entrants
  • PR and recruitment firms
  • Risk management
  • Sales and marketing
  • Senior managers

Content

  • Types of UCITS funds
  • Business relationships
  • Sub Fund Structure
  • Financial promotions
  • Investment and borrowing powers under UCITS III
  • Pricing open-ended funds
  • New Opportunities for UCITS Funds
  • Dealing in open-ended funds
  • Fund distribution
  • Fund documentation
  • UCITS IV and V
  • RDR and PRIPS

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