UCITS – Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities

Start Dates: TBC

Full Fee: €600

Network Members Fee: €350

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Programme overview

The aim of this course is to provide a practical briefing on how UCITS funds work, and on how the funds fit into the wider financial services market.  The programme explains the benefits of UCITS funds for investors, and the additional risks involved. Also explained are the basics of fund setup and management. The current and future regulatory regime is explain as we move towards UCITS V and VI.


Please note that this course comes with free 12 month access to Intuitions Know How module on UCITS (online)

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the regulatory environment and how it is changing traditional long only funds
  • Know the impact of UCITS V and VI on the future of UCITS style funds
  • Understand the risks and benefits of UCITS funds for investors
  • Understand the basics of the fund issuance process

Who is the course for

This course is for new starters in the Buy side / Asset Management industry or those changing role to be more exposed to the UCITS funds.  Attendees could work in some of the following roles: operations, finance, research or risk.


Overview of financial instruments and financial statements

  • Key accounts and presentation by financial institutions
  • Difference between financial liabilities and equity instruments
  • Compound financial instruments



  • Investment Funds overview
  • What is a UCITS fund?
  • Why have so many Investment Funds converted to a UCITS structure?


Case Study 1

  • Benefits of a UCITS fund for investors


UCITS Regulations

  • UCITS objectives
  • UCITS III – permitted investments etc.
  • UCITS IV – KIID etc.
  • UCITS V – Depositaries
  • Future UCITS


Case Study 2

  • Impact of UCITS on the funds industry


How UCITS funds work

  • Legal and regulatory issues
  • Investing
  • Valuation
  • Settlement


UCITS support

  • Fund administration
  • Custodians
  • Other support functions


Course Wrap up

Successes and failures of UCITS legislation

Trainer Profile


Please note that this course comes with free 12 month access to Intuitions Know How module on UCITS (online)