Regulation is a subject that many prospective fund managers find daunting. It’s understandable – this can be a complex and expensive area.
Hopefully, I can bring some clarity and value to the issue.
Who Or What Needs To Be Regulated?
First things first.
If you plan on managing your own investment fund, you need to be regulated. Investment management is a regulated activity. So if you plan to provide this service, you will need the necessary permissions and regulatory approvals.
The body which grants you regulated status depends on the jurisdiction of your fund. Here at IFINA, the majority of our clients are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
If you need guidance on how to comply with the necessary regulatory requirements, we should have a Skype call. I’d be happy to talk you through your options.
Introducing Regulatory Hosting
One option most of our clients consider is something called “Regulatory Hosting”.
This allows unregulated individuals to fall under the regulatory umbrella of an existing regulated firm. It’s an excellent option for first-time managers that might have limited start-up capital to hand. It’s also an option for funds looking to lean up their operational costs.
At IFINA, we have established relationships with some of the best regulatory hosting firms from across the globe. If we are appointed as your fund administrator, we can refer you to these firms.
Establish Your Fund
Do you want to create your own investment fund? Just email me and we can arrange a free Skype consultation.