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Tackling remaining obstacles to a fully developed investment market across the EU, whilst ensuring a high level of investor protection.

Amendments to the EU rules governing collective investment funds, notably in the areas of Money Market Funds, long-term investment funds and certain aspects of the UCITS Directive (Undertakings in Collective Investments in Transferable Securities 2009/65/EC) such as eligible assets and use of derivatives, efficient portfolio management (EPM) techniques, OTC derivatives and depositaries.

Directive 2009/65/EC, which replaces the previous UCITS Directive 85/611/EEC, provides for common rules for setting up and operating investment funds in the EU. Fund managers that comply with these rules may benefit from the right to offer their services cross-border. Investment funds authorised in accordance with the provisions of this Directive may be distributed to investors across the EU after following a defined procedure for notifying the relevant competent authorities.

The UCITS rules have constituted Europe's regulatory framework for asset managers and investors since 1985. To keep the UCITS framework topical and in line with the evolution of investment markets, some reforms are envisaged.

Recent international work on shadow banking has identified certain areas that require closer scrutiny: money market funds and the use of securities lending or repurchase arrangements (repos). The short-termism of the financial markets is often not in line with the financing needs of the "real economy". Fostering a culture of long-term investment in Europe is therefore an important challenge. The intention is to address a number of concerns relating to the efficiency, competitiveness and integration of the market for UCITS funds in order to preserve the UCITS attractiveness for both professional and retail investors.

Directive on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) as regards depositary functions, remuneration policies and sanctions

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UCITS - 202213 articles out of 13.

UCITS - 20215 articles out of 5.

UCITS - 20207 articles out of 7.

2019 UCITS
2019-12-12 ESMA issues second pan-EU overview on the use of supervisory sanctions for UCITS
2019-12-10 EFAMA: Net sales of UCITS equity funds return to positive territory
2019-11-22 ESMA: Steven Maijoor delivers keynote at EFAMA Investment Management Forum
2019-10-29 ECB: Is leverage driving procyclical investor flows? Assessing investor behaviour in UCITS bond funds
2019-09-30 ESMA analyses the use of derivatives by UCITS equity funds
2019-09-27 ESMA study finds high impact of costs on performance, especially for active equity funds
2019-09-06 EFAMA: Bond fund rally continued in Q2 2019
2019-09-02 ESMA strengthens liquidity stress test for investment funds
2019-08-27 EFAMA: Reassuring macro drivers led to greater demand for bonds and equity funds in June
2019-05-28 EFAMA: Large net inflows into UCITS bond funds in March
2019-04-26 EFAMA: Robust capital markets recovery brings net total UCITS assets over €16 trillion mark in February 2019
2019-04-04 ESMA issues first pan-EU overview of use of supervisory sanctions for UCITS
2019-04-03 Steven Maijoor delivers keynote speech at Better Finance 10th Anniversary Conference
2019-01-10 ESMA report finds investment product performance highly impacted by charges

Prior Years Reports

UCITS - 201814 articles out of 14.

UCITS - 20178 articles out of 8.

UCITS - 201616 articles out of 16.

UCITS - 201517 articles out of 17.

UCITS - 201410 articles out of 10.

UCITS - 201314 articles out of 14.

UCITS - 201238 articles out of 38.

UCITS - 201128 articles out of 28.

UCITS - 20109 articles out of 9.

UCITS - 200915 articles out of 15.

UCITS - 200820 articles out of 20.

UCITS - 200712 articles out of 12.

UCITS - 200616 articles out of 16.

UCITS - 200519 articles out of 19.

UCITS - 20046 articles out of 6.

UCITS - 20034 articles out of 4.

UCITS - 20022 articles out of 2.