Euro Crisis: A UCITS Perspective


The economic uncertainties facing the Eurozone make it increasingly important for investment managers and investment fund (“Fund”) boards of directors (“Boards”) to anticipate and prepare for the impact of a “Euro event”, such as the exit of a country from the Eurozone. A number of recent DechertOnPoints (available at: have addressed the steps that investment managers and Fund Boards should be taking to address the risk of the occurrence of a Euro event. As part of the Dechert Euro Crisis series, this DechertOnPoint seeks to address some of the specific factors that should be taken into consideration by UCITS Funds (“UCITS”) and their Boards when preparing for the possibility of a Euro event.

Experience to Draw From -

Many of the issues surrounding a Euro event will be familiar to UCITS, as similar issues were addressed at the time of the financial crisis following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2007/2008 (the “Financial Crisis”).

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