Investment Adviser Companies

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 particularly 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, charges reasonable licence fees 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 array of fund administrators, service providers and fund lawyers in the country. There are basically 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 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.

Premier Professional Services to Investment Advisers

Premier Financial Services Limited provides the following services with respect to the activities of the Investment Adviser:
  • Advice and Formation 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.
  • Open bank account.
  • Preparation of quarterly accounts and filing with the authorities.
  • Prepare and file tax returns.

From 1st July 2008 to 30 June 2009, there were 55 Investment Adviser 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.