Regulation: Has the Key Information Doc Helped Investors?

This year saw the introduction the new Key Information Document, or KID - a one page document for fund investors

Andy Gogerty 26 November, 2018 | 2:13PM

Extract from a KID document what are the risks of this fund

Investment products have long had to produce short-form information for investors. The year 2018 saw the latest attempt at enhancing these disclosures across the European Union. It comes in the form of the Packaged Retail Insurance and Investment Products, or PRIIPs, Regulation, which introduced the new Key Information Document, or KID.

Reminiscent of the famous quote, oft attributed to Mark Twain, ‘I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead’, making these documents both concise and useful to investors is no easy task.

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