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CBI releases new UCITS Q&A

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The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) yesterday issued its 28th Edition of the Central Bank UCITS Q&A, with few major changes from the last edition, published on 15 July 2019.

The sole addition was ID 1094, which looks at investing in Contracts for Difference (CFDs), Collateralised Loan Obligations (CLOs), Contingent Convertible Securities (CoCos) and binary options.

According to the CBI, where a UCITS proposes to invest in CFDs, CLOs, CoCos or binary options, that UCITS may be subject to greater scrutiny at the authorisation phase, with a view to ensuring the proposal is appropriate. The appropriateness of the investment should consider the overall portfolio of assets that is proposed for the UCITS.

The CBI last year issued three UCITS Q&A Editions (27, 26 and 25), dealing with account reporting, performance charges and the purchase of Chinese bonds through the Bond Connect.

Q&A Editions are released periodically to reflect new or amended questions and answers.

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