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Establish a SIF in Luxembourg

Updated on Friday 08th December 2017

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NameA Specialized Investment Fund in Luxembourg (shortened SIF) is a main investment fund mechanism used for all types of alternative investment funds (AIFs), like real estate funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, and many more.
 
Specialized Investment Funds have turn out to be more popular and are generally used by investment fund executives in Luxembourg
 
Our team of company formation agents in Luxembourg can help you establish an investment fund and offer you complete information about the SIF system in Luxembourg.
 
 

The important features of a SIF in Luxembourg

 
A Specialized Investment Fund needs to have an active portfolio management and one of its most significant aspects is that you can invest in any category of assets.
 
Because a SIF delivers a low level of security for investors, these kinds of funds are usually suggested for institutional and specialised investors, also known as sophisticated investors.
 
Other characteristics of a Specialized Investment Fund are:
 
no restrictions for the author or sponsor;
particular fund or umbrella structure;
no taxes on capital gains, income and profits;
limited requests for detailed documentation.
 

Accessible categories of SIFs in Luxembourg

 
The Luxembourg Special Investment Fund can take numerous legal forms like the common fund, FCP – fonds commun de placement, and the investment company, SICAV – Société d’investissement à capital variable, or SICAF – Société d’investissement à capital fixe. 
 
 
SICAV and SICAF businesses may also take other forms, like:
 
private limited liability company (Sàrl)
cooperative in the form of a public limited company (SCoSA)
public limited company (SA)
partnership limited by shares (SCA)
 
With respect to registration requirements, the Luxembourg SIF Law does not necessitate a minimum or a maximum number of investors
 
On the other hand, the shareholders are mandatory to subscribe a minimum share capital of EUR1,250,000. Only 5% of the capital must be deposited upon the listing of the Luxembourg SIF.
 

Taxation of SIFs in Luxembourg

 
Luxembourg SIFs benefit from a very profitable tax system. Investment funds merged under the SIF Law are necessary to pay a yearly subscription fee of 0.01% of their net asset price. Management services offered to SIFs are excepted from paying the VAT in Luxembourg
 
Moreover, foreign investors establishing a SIF in Luxembourg can also benefit from the state’s prolonged network of double taxation treaties.
 
For extra information about establishing a SIF in Luxembourg you can contact our company formation specialists in the country.

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