What are UCITS funds?

UCITS is an acronym for Undertakings for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities. It is a regulatory framework for the creation and distribution of mutual funds in the European Union. UCITS funds simply refer to mutual funds that adhere to the UCITS framework. UCITS funds must be located and registered in Europe.

Who can invest in UCITS funds?

Any person may invest in a UCITS fund. UCITS funds are a highly popular form of investment, especially for European retail investors. While they may be offered worldwide, they’re especially popular with Europeans making smaller investments. Most UCITS funds are organized in Luxembourg or Ireland and may be sold throughout the European members states.