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Investment Funds

UCITS and SICAVs Workshop

CPD Hours: 3.5

Aims

This half-day workshop provides a fast-track understanding of Collective Investment Schemes in the UK and Europe.

It explains the principles behind open-ended funds, regulations governing their marketing investment powers, documentation, pricing, buying and selling, and shareholder rights.

Wherever possible, real-life product examples will be used.

Objectives

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

  • Open-ended Collective Investment Schemes
  • The role of the administrator, manager and depositary of a UCITS
  • The difference between a unit trust and OEIC
  • Impact of UCITS III and the wider powers
  • Impact of the FSA’s RDR
  • UCITS IV – new opportunities for master/feeder funds

Who Should Attend?

  • Client services and call centres
  • Investment administration and operations
  • IT and software developers
  • Legal and compliance
  • New entrants
  • Risk management
  • Sales and marketing

Content

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

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