UCITS constrained

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Regulatory impact on mutual fund demand gauged

The impact of the new EU securitisation regulation on mutual funds domiciled in Europe has sparked concern among some US market participants in recent weeks. An estimated 15% of US ABS issued since the beginning of 2017 is believed to satisfy European risk retention requirements and the inclusion of UCITS funds, in particular, under the legislation could constrain demand for US new issues.

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