The Securities Act 2005 and rules & regulations made under it allow for Investment Adviser Companies to be set up and licensed in Mauritius.
These are mainly beneficial for Investment Houses who manage Offshore Funds or Fund sponsors who have Offshore Funds set up worldwide. Mauritius has the advantage of having a modern and flexible securities law, it issues clear Investment Adviser licences within a reasonable time, requires reasonable minimum capital requirement and has a low tax rate. Mauritius is one of the best places to save on costs for Investment Houses and Fund sponsors and at the same time enjoy the selection of fund administrators, service providers and fund lawyers in the country.
There are two types of Investment Advisers under the Securities Act:
Investment Adviser- Unrestricted Licence
Authorised to manage, under a mandate, portfolios of securities and give advice on securities transactions through printed materials or any other means.
Investment Adviser- Restricted Licence
Authorised to give advice on securities transactions through printed materials or any other means
- Financial Statements Filing
Both types of licences are required to file audited financial statements within 6 months of financial year end.
- Staff Qualification
Staff employed must have relevant experience and qualification as required under the Securities Act.
- Minimum Capital Required
An Investment Adviser with Unrestricted or Restricted Licence is required to have a minimum capital.
- Professional Services to Investment Advisers
Capital Horizons provides the following services with respect to the activities of the Investment Adviser:
- Assistance and Creation of the Investment Adviser
- Application and Renewal of Investment Adviser Licence
- Provision of registered office address
- Provide professional directors and qualified secretary resident in Mauritius.
- Bank account opening