The Packaged Retail Investment and Insurance Products (PRIIPs) regulation requires a three-page Key Information Document (KID) when financial products (such as funds, structured products or unit-linked insurances) are sold to retail investors. The KID’s objective is to provide essential and standardised information to investors to allow them to make an informed investment decision. In essence, the PRIIP KID is the successor of the UCITS Key Investor Information Document (KIID), and is meant to replace it in the near future.
Before switching from the UCITS KIID to the PRIIP KID, fund managers want to ensure that the information provided is relevant and non-misleading. Due to the PRIIPs Regulation’s large scope, this is no easy endeavour. In our opinion, both goals cannot be fully achieved simultaneously and some trade-off will have to be found between meaningful and comparable information. This conundrum can only be solved by the outstanding review of the PRIIPs Regulation. In the meantime, EFAMA is providing industry feedback on how to best transition funds from the UCITS KIID to the PRIIP KID, ensuring that there is sufficient time for such a transition.