Samoa Public Fund

Samoa Public fund is an international mutual fund which is not a private fund or a professional fund

Legal Requirements

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

  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.

The company must have a resident director who must be a natural person

Shareholder requirements
  • The public fund 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.
Licensed PrincipleThe Applicant must employ at least one individual who is licensed as a principal.

The Principle must:

  1. Have sufficient educational or other qualifications or experience;
  2. Have sufficient authority within the company;
  3. Be a fit and proper person, to supervise the business for which the company that has nominated him is licensed or is applying to be licensed
Fund AdministratorSamoan licensed fund administrator by the Samoa International Finance Authority (SIFA)

Approved Foreign Administrator by the Authority and from a recognized country or jurisdiction as per the International Mutual Fund Act, 2008.

Fund ManagerThe company is required to appoint and maintain at all times a registered fund manager which must be a licensed trustee company to protect investors and creditors and ensure compliance with the Act.
CustodianThe applicant must have a licensed/approved custodian at all times.
Local OfficeThe applicant must have premises acceptable to the authority. The premises should be able to facilitate confidential interaction between the applicant and its clients, and provide for safe and confidential storage of documents.
AuditorThe Licensee, within one month after becoming licensed, shall appoint an external auditor who is acceptable to the SIFA
InsuranceThe applicant must have indemnity insurance coverage or a fidelity bond acceptable to the regulator
Minimum Capital Requirements

Ongoing Obligations

  1. Licenses are to be renewed annually after the date of registration.
  2. Filing of Audited Accounts
  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 business.

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