UCITS are internationally recognized investment products and can be distributed across the globe with an implemented procedure known as passporting. Thus many UCITS funds are not only registered in EU Member States, but also in non-European countries such as Switzerland, Hong Kong or Peru. A further aim of the UCITS regulation is the simplification of provided investor’s information.

Specialized Investment Fund

The primary driver for the SIF law was the strong demand from institutional and high net worth investors along with their asset managers, for a regulated onshore investment vehicle.

The SIF meets the demand of most investors by being a regulated investment vehicle providing investment managers with enough flexibility to deal with a wide variety of investment types, ranging from listed securities to hedge funds, commodities and real estate investments.