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Types of Investment Funds in Luxembourg

Updated on Tuesday 06th September 2016

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Types-of-investment-funds-in-LuxembourgA small country with a great investment fund industry, that is how Luxembourg could be described. The first investment fund in the Grand Duchy was established in 1959 and ever since this sector has known a great development. With a legislation targeting to attract professional investors, Luxembourg is currently one of the most important financial centers in the world, and the first in Europe. The main law providing for various types of investment funds in Luxembourg is the Collective Investment Act and its adjacent circulars, among which the ones referring to the Financial Supervisory Authority.

Our company formation agents in Luxembourg can assist foreign investors in setting up any type of investment fund.

What are the main types of investment funds in Luxembourg?

The Luxembourg legislation provides for the following types of investment funds:

  • -          undertakings for collective investments (UCIs);
  • -          retail funds, which can be open-ended or closed-ended;
  • -          hedge funds;
  • -          alternative investment funds.

UCIs are fund dedicated to professional investors and ca be set up as:

  • -          specialized investment funds (SIFs);
  • -          common investment funds (FCPs);
  • -          companies with fixed capital (SICAVs);
  • -          companies with variable capital (SICAFs);
  • -          companies with risk capital investments (SICARs).

Luxembourg also allows foreign investors to establish real estate investment funds.

Why establish an investment fund in Luxembourg?

In Europe, Luxembourg can be considered the capital of investment funds as besides its own laws, the country also encompasses all EU Directives related to any type of investment fund. Moreover, Luxembourg is among the countries participating in the creation of the Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) and the Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) Directives which allow investment fund managers established in Luxembourg the right to offer services in other EU countries.

Apart from that, investment funds in Luxembourg also benefit from special tax treatments. Most types of investment funds are subject to annual subscription taxes depending on their form.

For complete information on the taxation of investment funds and assistance in setting them up, please contact our Luxembourg company registration consultants.

 

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