Montserrat Public Fund

Montserrat introduced its revised Mutual Funds legislation in 2007. Under the Act public funds, private funds or professional funds are prohibited from carrying on mutual funds business or manage or administer the affairs of mutual funds in or from within Montserrat unless registered under the Act.

Permitted Activities

Public Fund means a mutual fund which is not a private fund or a professional fund and whose shares are offered to the public at large.

Legal Requirements

Sr.

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ElementRequirement(s)
Entity RequirementsThe entity making the application is Montserrat :

  1. Company
  2. Limited partnerships,
  3. Unit trust or
Director’s RequirementsThe licensee will need at least 2 (two) natural person Fit and Proper Directors of any jurisdiction.
Shareholder requirements
  • The investment dealer will need at least one shareholder.
  • Corporate shareholding is allowed and 100% foreign ownership is permitted.
Compliance OfficerThe Licensee must establish and maintain an appropriate and effective compliance function within the firm which operates independently of all operational and business line functions and senior or supervisory management.
Fund Administrator
  • The Applicant must employ a fund administrator with no local requirement
  • A Fund Administrator Licensed Locally by the Financial Service Commission in Montserrat.
  • A Fund Administrator Licensed by another recognized country or jurisdiction.
Fund Manager
  • The Applicant must employ a fund manager with no local requirement
  • A Fund Manager Licensed Locally by the Financial Service Commission in Montserrat.
  • A Fund Manager Licensed by another recognized country or jurisdiction.
Custodian
  • A local custodian is required.
  • A Custodian Licensed Locally by the Financial Service Commission in Montserrat.
  • A Custodian Licensed by another recognized country or jurisdiction.
Montserrat OfficeNot a requirement
AuditorThe Licensee, within one month after becoming licensed, shall appoint an external auditor who is acceptable to the Commission
InsuranceThe applicant must have indemnity insurance coverage or a fidelity bond acceptable to the regulator
Minimum Capital RequirementsNone
Application FeeUSD 2,500
License FeeUSD 5,000

Ongoing Obligations

  1. Maintain such accounting records and financial statements available for examination by the Registrar or any person authorized under his hand at its principal place of business or registered office in Montserrat;
  2. Filing of Audited Accounts: The licensee shall for the financial year beginning on the day on which it commences to carry on securities business; and for each subsequent year submit to the Commission, within ninety days after the end of the financial year, audited financial statements prepared in accordance with international accounting standards, and which contain such additional information as may be prescribed.
  3. The Licensee must maintain appropriate policies of insurance for the purpose of indemnifying such licensee against any liability that may be incurred as a result of any act or omission by the licensee or any of its officers or employees in the conduct of the licensee’s securities business.

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