Has the nanny state gone too far?


COMMENT by Joy Dunbar, Editor of Absolute UCITS

Even water is bad for you if you have too much of it, but it does not come with a health warning. So it is probably not surprising that all regulated investments aimed at retail customers come with wealth warnings.

What is baffling however is that retail investors are being warned that absolute return UCITS sector that is ‘prone to mis-selling’, according to a Fitch Ratings report.

But are absolute return UCITS riskier than other investments? Some investments appear to be riskier than others. Does the apparent perception of extra risk mean that these types of investments should come