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Setting Up / Consulting

Together we will find the right solution for your fund concept. If you so desire we will also assist you in finding and mandating suitable network partners (legislation/taxes) and we will coordinate the fund project until it is authorised with the CSSF. Your expertise and our experience from almost five hundred fund projects will create additional value for your asset holders.

Luxembourg offers a variety of solutions which can be geared exactly to the goals and wishes of the initiators and investors. By comparison, the German KAGB (Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch), the legal code for capital investments, is limited to the Investment AG and the Investment KG as legitimate investment vehicle under corporate law. Therefore the fund vehicles in Luxembourg offer more flexibility concerning the design of the vehicle, combined with a safe and continuous legal and fiscal environment.

Implementation possibilities for Alternative Investment Funds

Legal Frame

  • Specialized Investment Funds (FIS/SIF) according to the Luxembourg Law of 13th February 2007
  • Venture Capital Companies (SICAR) according to the Luxembourg Law of 15th June 2004
  • Part II – Funds (OGA) according to the Luxembourg Law of 17th December 2010

Fund Structures

  • Under corporate law:
    SICAV (Investment company with variable capital)
    SICAF (Investment company with fixed capital)
  • Contractual form:
    FCP (Investment Fund)

Legal Forms

  • S.A. - Société Anonyme
    (similar to a German corporation, i.e. Aktiengesellschaft - AG)
  • S.à r.l. - Société à responsabilité limitée
    (similar to a German limited company, i.e. Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung - GmbH)
  • S.C.A. - Société en Commandite par Actions
    (similar to a German joint-stock company, i.e. Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien - KGaA)
  • S.C.S. - Société en Commandite simple
    (similar to a German limited partnership, i.e. Kommanditgesellschaft - KG)
  • S.C.Sp. - Société en Commandite Speciale
    (not comparable, since it is a special form of a limited partnership)

As the largest location for fund vehicles in Europe, Luxembourg offers the necessary flexibility for initiators and investors when launching alternative investment funds.

Our Services within the Setup

  • Preparation of the sales brochure (including KID and PIB, if necessary)
  • Preparation of service contracts
  • Application of a WKN/ISIN
  • Registration of the alternative investment fund with the local regulatory authority CSSF
  • Notification of distribution with the regulatory authorities of the countries of distribution
  • Application for tax numbers
  • Registration with data providers (WM-data, Bloomberg etc.)