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Set up UCITS in Luxembourg

Updated on Wednesday 22nd March 2017

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Set-up-UCITS-in-Luxembourg.pngThe undertaking for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) is a type of investment fund available in Luxembourg which is a harmonized structure following the directives of the European Union (EU). Foreign investors who are interested in opening a company in Luxembourg as an UCITS vehicle can sell the structure within the EU borders if the respective fund in authorized for investment activities in one of the member states of the Community. Our team of specialists in company registration in Luxembourg can offer advice on its incorporation requirements, as well as on the taxation system applicable to this vehicle
 

Legal entities for UCITS in Luxembourg 

 
UCITS in Luxembourg is regulated by the UCITS Directive, which was implemented in 1985 with the main purpose of creating a unified legal market for such vehicles
 
Foreign businessmen who want to start the procedure of company registration in Luxembourg for UCITS purposes can choose from several legal entities, as follows: 
 
common contractual fund (FCP)
open-ended investment company (SICAV)
 
Both business forms can be managed by a management company (a compulsory requirement for the FCP structure), with the main difference that the SICAV fund can also be allowed to be self-managed. 
 

Legal framework for UCITS in Luxembourg  

 
This type of investment fund is regulated under the rules of the Law of 17 December 2010, which is harmonized with the EU Directives. Those who are interested in company formation in Luxembourg must know that the main regulatory institution is the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF), which provides authorization on the financial structures registered here, including for UCITS vehicles
 
Prior to starting the financial activities, the UCITS must obtain an authorization from the above mentioned agency and our team of company formation agents in Luxembourg can offer assistance on the procedure, which is concluded following the CSSF Circular 91/75.
 
Also, it is important to know that UCITS can be set up as a single fund or as an umbrella fund. The latter option offers the possibility of carrying multiple investment strategies under the same structure. 
 
Businessmen are invited to contact our consultants in company registration in Luxembourg for more details related to the registration of a UCITS vehicle
 
 

Comments

  • Alex 2017-03-23

    Hello, I would like to know more on the CSSF Circular. Thanks!

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