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Article 1

1. This Directive applies to undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) established within the territories of the Member States.

2. For the purposes of this Directive, and subject to Article 3, UCITS means an undertaking:

(a) with the sole object of collective investment in transferable securities or in other liquid financial assets referred to in Article 50(1) of capital raised from the public and which operate on the principle of risk-spreading; and

(b) with units which are, at the request of holders, repurchased or redeemed, directly or indirectly, out of those undertakings' assets. Action taken by a UCITS to ensure that the stock exchange value of its units does not significantly vary from their net asset value shall be regarded as equivalent to such repurchase or redemption.

Member States may allow UCITS to consist of several investment compartments.

3. The undertakings referred to in paragraph 2 may be constituted in accordance with contract law (as