Mutual Funds in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are regulated under Mutual Funds Act, Chapter 154 of the country. A St Vincent Mutual Fund License is of two types: a license for Public Mutual Funds which allows for operation of funds open to the public for investment and a license for Private Mutual Funds. For businesses which are offering services to the general public, it is recommended that they obtain the public fund license. Read more

Mutual Funds in Saint Lucia are regulated under the International Mutual Funds Act. A Saint Lucia Mutual Fund License is of two types: a license for International Public Mutual Funds which allows for operation of funds open to the public for investment or registration for International Private Mutual Funds which permits participation of fewer than hundred investors. Read more

The Isle of Man is a financial services hotspot with major global banks and investment services offering their With a strong economy and well regulated financial services sector, hedge funds across the world increasingly select Isle of Man as a business location. Investment funds in the Isle of Man are regulated under the provisions of the Collective Investment Schemes Act 2008 which considers the investment funds as Collective Investment Schemes. Read more

Investment Funds in Cyprus are regulated under the Alternative Investment Funds Law of 2018. As a member of the European Union, a license in Cyprus offers access to the large European Union market subject to compliance with the license conditions. It also offers a stable investment environment and access to international standard banking facilities. Read more

Investment Funds in the Cayman Islands are regulated under the Mutual Funds Law 2015 Revision. The Hedge Funds also fall within the same regulation as they fall under the definition of Mutual Funds in the Cayman Islands. Obtaining a Cayman Islands Investment Fund license will also permit the operation of hedge funds. Read more

Mutual Funds in The British Virgin Islands are regulated under law and Securities and Investment Business Act, 2010. A BVI Investment Fund License can be issued for three types of mutual funds: A public fund, a private fund or a professional fund. There are certain exemptions for funds registered in exempted jurisdictions which can register as foreign funds. For businesses which are seeking services to the general public, it is recommended that they obtain the public fund license. Read more

Belize Mutual Fund Licenses are issued under the Belize Mutual Funds Act Revised Edition 2011. For businesses which are seeking to offer services to the general public, it is recommended that they obtain the public fund license out of the three types of licenses offered in Belize. The licensing process for a Belize Mutual Fund License involves two steps and involves a Minister and the Registrar of Mutual Funds empowered to issue the license. Read more

Bahamas Investment Fund Licenses are issued by the Securities Commission of the Bahamas also called as SCB. A Bahamas Investment Fund License is issued under the provisions of the Investment Funds Act, 2003 and the Investment Fund Regulations, 2003. As a prerequisite for applying for a Bahamas Investment Find License, it has to be determined which type of fund you want to operate and your target group of customers. Read more

An Australian Hedge Fund License is essential for any business or persons providing any investment schemes operating as a hedge fund in Australia or to Australian residents if you are located abroad. The license for operating a Hedge Fund in Australia is issued in the form of an Australian Financial Service License with a registration for a managed investment scheme. It is issued by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, also called as the ASIC. Read more

Malta, a member of the European Union offers the opportunity to obtain a Malta Payment Service Provider License, also called a Malta PSP license which can be used to offer services in Malta and across the EU, based on compliance with the license conditions. The licenses are issued under the provisions of the Financial Institutions Rules and the Financial Institutions Act by the Malta Financial Services Authority also called the MFSA.

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