Does a Hedge Fund Need a PRIIPs KID?

Take a moment to understand how it works

ART MARKHAM and NEIL SIMMONDS, SIMMONS & SIMMONS

The EU’s new PRIIPs regulation will come into force on 1 January 2018, requiring many firms to prepare a “key information document” for certain financial products that are sold to EU retail investors. Given that most hedge funds are not aimed at the retail market – and with the PRIIPs regulation arriving just two days before MiFID 2 – the industry’s attention has understandably been focused elsewhere. But the PRIIPs regulation will catch many hedge fund managers,...

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