Cyprus Investment Fund License

The Republic of Cyprus is a stable democracy and member of the European Union and British Commonwealth. Since the its entry into the European Union, Cyprus has dedicated considerable resources towards building a robust financial services sector. As a result, the relatively small nation is widely recognized by the offshore financial services community as a favorable jurisdiction. Notably, the country offers the sought after Cyprus Investment Fund License.

Today, Cyprus is home to over 500 licensed financial institutions and thousands of offshore companies. The nation offers a competitive tax rate of 12.5% – one of the lowest rates found in the European Union. Moreover, as a European Union member, all Cyprus financial services licenses give the holder access to each member state as well as members of the Commonwealth.

Cyprus is an ideal location for promoters of asset management businesses. Cyprus offers an investment fund registration framework which covers all related securities and commodities investment strategies, including hedge funds. The Cyprus Investment Fund License is recognized world-wide as many of Europe’s largest hedge funds are registered in the nation due to its flexible framework and modern financial infrastructure.

Advantages of a Cyprus Investment
Fund Registration

Since the advent of hedge funds in the 1970’s, asset managers have flocked to tax-advantaged jurisdictions to shelter their above-market gains from punitive tax rates in traditional jurisdictions such as the United States and United Kingdom. That trend has continued through today as sophisticated investors have come to expect often complex, private tax-neutral structures for their investments. As such, the Cyprus Investment Fund License is an ideal structure for asset managers of all sizes.

Cyprus Investment Fund License

 License UCITS
 Time to License 3 to 4 Months
 Paid-In Capital Requirement €125,000
 Tax Structure 12.5% on offshore profits

Cyprus Investment Fund License

  • Incorporation of Cyprus offshore corporation
  • Arrange for local registered officer and local directors, if required
  • Investor offering prospectus and subscription agreements
  • Draft corporate bylaws, minutes and owner share issuances
  • Establishment of corporate bank account suitable for forex operations
  • Establishment of merchant service account for accepting credit and debit cards
  • Draft requisite business plan, financial statements and financial projections
  • Draft requisite Anti-Money Laundering & Know-Your-Customer policies
  • Arrange for requisite surety bond
  • Prepare and process application for a Cyprus Investment Fund License.
  • Representation before licensing regulatory authority, banks and liquidity providers

Contact the Cyprus Investment Fund Registration

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