BoE and FCA move to tackle systemic risks in open-ended funds

Bank of England
Daniel Hinge

UK regulators are weighing their options for how best to tackle potential systemic risks posed by illiquid open-ended funds.

The Bank of England and Financial Conduct Authority have been investigating the issue and published an interim update on December 16.

The regulators say open-ended funds’ liquidity should be assessed on the basis of either the price discount needed for a quick sale of a “vertical slice” of the fund’s assets, or the time it takes to sell those assets with a minimal price

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