When distributing investment funds and designing the fund documentation, information on revocation rights must be observed. This applies not only to mutual funds, but also to special funds if they are sold to “consumers” as defined by the German Civil Code. In addition to small investors, this may also include semi-professional investors. While the KAGB contains a special regulation in the area of open-end funds, the general regulations of the BGB apply to closed-end funds – which, however, do not apply to investments in closed-end funds.
As the year draws to a close, it is worth taking a look at new regulations at the start of the year: As of January 1, the new Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on the EU Disclosure Regulation will apply to financial market participants and financial advisors. With the Disclosure Regulation, which already came into force in March 2021, respective companies must prove how sustainable their products are, the extent to which ESG criteria, i.e. ecological and social standards and good corporate governance, are observed and pursued and which strategies are applied here.
The Disclosure and Taxonomy Regulation applies to financial [...]
New requirements for investment funds: PRIIPs key information document replaces key investor information – FAQs:
As of 1 January 2023, capital management companies (Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaften) have to prepare a PRIIPs key information document for an investment fund that is distributed to private and semi-professional investors. The following is a summary of five frequently asked questions and answers on this topic:
What is the purpose of the key information document?
- The key information document shall enable retail investors in the EU to better understand the basic features and risks of PRIIPs (Packaged Retail and Insurance-Based Investment Products).
- In addition, the requirements for PRIIPs key information documents should lead to a better comparability of such products across [...]