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UCITS Funds for Interest Groups in Liechtenstein

Written by: Bridgewest

The new Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Act in Liechtenstein provides for several types of investors. Even if not much has changed in the law, one of the most significant changes refers to the types on investors welcome to set up investment funds in Liechtenstein. One of the new category of investors refers to interest groups. Our company formation agents in Liechtenstein can assist foreign investors interested in establishing investment funds in this country.

What are interest groups according to the new Liechtenstein legislation?

As one of the most reputable financial centers, it was expected for Liechtenstein to broaden its pool of investors interested in exploring the investment funds segment of the financial industry, hence the new four categories of investors.

According to the 2016 Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) Act, individual investors and families are two of the investors allowed to set up funds in Liechtenstein. However, the authorities have also though about larger groups of investors, one of them being interest groups. These can be several individuals or companies from one or more countries creating an investment fund in Liechtenstein.

Our company registration consultants in Liechtenstein can offer full information on the provisions of the latest UCITS Act.

What types of UCITS funds are available for interest groups in Liechtenstein?

Interest groups can set up investment funds with the purpose of investing in stocks, bonds, derivatives and securities. Among the structures available for setting up the UCITS fund, these groups can choose between contractual investment funds, collective trusts or investment companies. The minimum capital required to open any of these funds will depend on the management of the structure. Investment funds can be self-managed or they can externalize their management. Self-managed funds will require a minimum capital of 300,000 euros, while funds managed by companies acknowledged by the Liechtenstein Financial Supervisory Authority will need at least 125,000 euros to get started.

If you are interested in starting an investment fund in the Principality of Liechtenstein, do not hesitate to contact us.

 

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