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Starting an internatinoal investment company

Discussion in 'Offshore Business Discussion' started by mnschwarz, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. mnschwarz

    mnschwarz Offshore Agent Entrepreneur

    Lads/lasses,
    I've been toying with the idea of starting an investment company and looking for a little info. Basically I already invest globally on my own (through my IBC) and I get pretty good returns. I'm looking to offer this to friends/family initially with a goal of eventually offering to the public if all goes well. It's not intended to be a massive venture or undertaking; just compliment what I'm already doing.

    I considered either charging a small fee of the profits, or perhaps taking loans and paying investors a decent interest rate; or both. I'm not sure if there's any difference legally though it seems there would be.

    Seychelles doesn't seem to require any special licenses etc from what I can find. Correct me if I'm wrong. Would this be a decent jurisdiction to start with? Any recommended lawyers I could contact? Cheers!
     
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  2. uplana

    uplana Corporate Services Business Angel

    Seychelles have the CSL company that is what you want to setup for this purpose. I already asked around with different agent what it would be required to to investment on behalf of friends and people I know. It is regulated the same way as any other investment business offered to the public.

    It would be possible to do a closed end setup that would not require a license but you need to know all investors beforehand!
     
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  3. auric

    auric Offshore Agent Mentor Group Sponsor Business Angel

    Did you ever got any further with your plan OP ?
     
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  4. maxmoney

    maxmoney Active Member Mentor Group Sponsor Entrepreneur

    Do you want to start a International investment company for own purposes or for public investment? I would like to know how you setup your company for public investors if that is what you have setup? thanks.
     
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  5. I'mRobot

    I'mRobot Offshore Agent Entrepreneur

    For own purpose it does not require a CSL company or license you can do that with any company!
     
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  6. pesto

    pesto Offshore Agent Business Angel

    If investment is for your own purpose it does not require any license in any jurisdiction! I believe OP is asking because he want to offer his services to public? correct me if I'm wrong :)
     
  7. mnschwarz

    mnschwarz Offshore Agent Entrepreneur

    Correct pesto. I already invest on my own. I was curious to the requirements if I was to invest for public customers. I haven't gotten any further with this yet but as mentioned it's more of a long term idea and only on a small scale.