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Why Open an Investment Fund for Single Investors in Liechtenstein?

Written by: Bridgewest

The financial industry is one of the most appreciated economic sectors of Liechtenstein. This is also the reason why the government and the Financial Supervisory Authority in the country amends the investment funds legislation quite often. These changes offer a modern approach and may advantages to investors seeking to establish investment funds in Liechtenstein. Our company formation agents in Liechtenstein can offer information on the legislation.

The Investment Undertaking Act was last amended in 2016

This was also the time when new provisions related to the investors setting up investment funds in Liechtenstein were introduced. Among the changes brought to the Investment Undertaking Act, shortly known as the IUG, new categories of investors were introduced. This one of the most important improvements in the investment funds sector as it enlarged the pool of investors qualified to create funds, according to the Liechtenstein legislation.

One of the new categories of investors acknowledged in Liechtenstein are single investors who are subject to several qualification criteria.

Our company registration consultants in Liechtenstein can also offer information on the new fast certification procedure related to the launch of an investment fund.

What are single investors, according to the Liechtenstein IUG?

The complete name of the new type of fund is the investment undertakings for single investors, under which the investor must comply with several requirements. The single-investor fund is a small investment fund which will benefit from a faster licensing procedure. However, this type of fund is available for qualified or professional investors only. Even so, a great advantage of this type of fund is that it does not require a minimum share capital for the entity used when creating the fund.  Speaking of the type of companies which can be registered and used for investment purposes, the limited partnership, the trust and the common contractual fund remain unchanged in the current IUG legislation.

Foreign investors interested in starting an investment fund in Liechtenstein can contact our company registration agents. You can also rely on us if you want to open other types of companies in Liechtenstein.

 

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