On 3 February 2023, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) updated its Questions and Answers (Q&As) on the application of the UCITS Directive. The Q&As have been updated to include a new Q&A in Question 5: Issuer concentration.
The new Q&A is as follows:
Question: Article 52(1)(b) of the UCITS Directive requires a UCITS not to invest more than 20% of its assets in deposits made with the same body. Does the term “body” referred to in the aforementioned article mean “credit institution” as mentioned in Article 50(1)(f) of the UCITS Directive or does it include also any other counterparty which is not a credit institution?
Answer: The term “body” as referred to in Article 52(1)(b) means “credit institution” as mentioned in Article 50(1)(f) of the UCITS Directive.