Its status within the European Union and the taxation system have transformed Gibraltar into one of the preferred destinations of qualified and non-qualified investors for establishing investment funds. There are three main types of investment funds one can set up in Gibraltar:
The last category, private funds, are among the most popular in Gibraltar.
Our company registration agents in Gibraltar can offer more information on the legislation related to opening investment funds in this country.
Gibraltar private funds are regulated by the Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) Act and are defined as private investment schemes which are not allowed to be listed in the Stock Exchange. The number of investors or participants to a private investment fund in Gibraltar is limited to 50.
Private funds are also regulated by the Companies Act which provides for the establishment of the structures used to set up the fund. Our local representatives can assist foreign investors who want to open a company for investment purposes in Gibraltar.
The following requirements must be complied with when establishing a private fund in Gibraltar:
A Gibraltar private fund may take the form of an open-ended or closed-ended investment fund. Also, a private fund is not subject to the approval of the Financial Services Commission (FSC) in Gibraltar.
The main reasons foreign investors open private funds in Gibraltar are:
For full information on the advantages of opening a private fund, please contact our Gibraltar company formation consultants. You can also rely on us if you want to open a company in Gibraltar.