Priips: no one is reading KIDs

Author: Lizzie Meager | Published: 29 Mar 2018
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Priips: no one is reading KIDs

Fund managers explain just how little interest retail investors have shown in the key information document that sits at the heart of the EU's new Priips regime. "Everyone has been so confused by KIDs that no one has even bothered to use them," said one. The majority of the market is viewing the document purely as a regulatory requirement as opposed to the useful comparison tool intended by the regulators  Read more...

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