The Dutch investment fund industry is highly regulated by the central authorities who have provided for various types of investment funds that can be set up and for the vehicles that can be used for their establishment. Among these, limited liability companies, cooperatives and funds for joint account are common among professional investors. However, another advantageous vehicle that can be employed to set up an investment fund in the Netherlands is the limited partnership (commanditaire vennootschap or CV).
Our company registration agents in the Netherlands can offer more information about the limited partnership for investment purposes.
The structures used to set up investment funds in the Netherlands can be corporate and non-corporate. The Dutch limited partnership for investments enters the non-corporate category together with the FGR. Investors setting up a Dutch CV for investment will purchase limited partnership interests, whereas investors will buy participations. Just like partnerships created for other purposes, the CV for investment will be constituted through a contractual deed and will be formed by one or more general partners and one or more limited partners.
The establishment of a limited partnership for investment purposes is the same as the CV enabled for commercial purposes. However, in the investment funds sector, the general partner will be the Dutch company managing the fund, while the limited partner or partners will be investors participating or acquiring interests in the fund. Our Dutch company formation consultants can assist foreign investors who want to set up a limited partnership for investments.
From a taxation point of view, the Dutch CV for investment can be tax-transparent or non-transparent. The tax transparent CV will be exempt from the corporate and withholding taxes. In order to have this status, the partners must give their consent. If the CV was established outside the Netherlands and has foreign partners, it can benefit from further tax exemptions in this country.
For complete information on the advantages of setting up a CV for investment, please contact our company incorporation representatives in the Netherlands.