Offshore Funds (Hedge/Mutual Funds) Licence applications and advice

Mauritius is a fast growing international financial centre for structuring of offshore funds and their administration. These Funds can be effectively used for investments by worldwide investors particularly into emerging countries like India, Asia, Middle East and African countries.

The Securities Act 2005 and the rules and regulations made under it allow for the creation of Collective Investment Schemes (Open-Ended Funds), Closed Ended Funds, Professional Collective Investment Schemes, Specialised Collective Investment Schemes and Expert Funds. The Funds can be structured as Umbrella Funds, Protected Cell Companies, Feeder/Master Funds, Fund of Funds, Exchange Traded Funds and others. Foreign recognized schemes may also be registered in Mauritius.

Mauritius has a number of benefits for the management and administration of Funds as compared to centres such as Cayman Islands, BVI, Bermuda and others. It has several advantages for Funds set up and administration. Please click on Offshore Funds to have a brief on Mauritius Funds and the advantages.

From 1st July 2008 to 30 June 2009, there 121 CIS licences that were issued by the Mauritius FSC.

If you require an Offshore Company or need an advice for your needs, please call our Expert Team who can assist you with your requirements. You are invited to call us at (230) 245 6703. You may send your enquiries by email: or by fax at (230) 245 6704.