New BaFin Guidance Notice Related to UCITS Notifications under UCITS IV


The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungaufsicht - BaFin) published an updated guidance notice on 5 July 2011 with regard to the public distribution of foreign UCITS in Germany, reflecting changes to Directive 2009/65/EC (“UCITS Directive”) introduced by the enactment of the UCITS IV Directive. The guidance notice sets forth the administrative practice of the BaFin with regard to:

- Any initial notification of UCITS for public distribution in Germany.

- Notifications of any amendments related to such initial notification.

- Notifications of the de-registration of UCITS or sub-funds of UCITS in Germany.

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