Why Brexit Still Matters for Fund Investors

UK investors continue to enjoy a wide choice of EU funds despite Brexit, but regulators are working on what happens when the transitional period ends in 2021

Andy Pettit 29 April, 2020 | 12:52PM

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Covid-19 has achieved what nothing else has managed to do in almost four years by knocking the UK’s departure from the EU out of the news. But UK investors might be mildly reassured that financial market regulators are, however, continuing to work on preparations.

It's not unimportant; some 8,000 or so of the investment funds available to us are actually domiciled in other EU countries, even many of the funds managed by familiar British institutions. Until now, one of the benefits of EU membership has been Ucits (Undertakings for Collective Investment Schemes), which in simple terms is a catch-all name for similar open-ended investment product structures that exist in each country and operate to a common set of standards.

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Andy Pettit  Director, Policy Research (EMEA), Morningstar

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