The Dutch legislation on investment funds favors those seeking to invest in this industry. With EU directives integrated in its local laws, the Netherlands is open for both foreign investors opening investment funds here and for fund managers who can use their passporting rights to offer their services in and outside the country.
Establishing an investment fund in the Netherlands is quite simple, provided that the license with the supervising financial authority is obtained and the appropriate type of vehicle is used. Foreign investors must know that they use both corporate and non-corporate vehicles when setting up investment funds in the Netherlands.
As any other country, the Netherlands imposes certain regulations related to establishing an investment fund and the vehicle used for its launching. The main types of corporate investment fund vehicles one can employ in the Netherlands are the limited liability company (BV) and the public limited company or joint stock corporation (NV). Another type of vehicle used to set up investment funds in the Netherlands is the investment company with a variable capital. This type of vehicle derives from the NV and is usually employed for establishing investment funds as the share capital requirements do not apply in its case.
The cooperative is not a corporate entity, but an association and can be used to set up investment funds in the Netherlands. These types of structures resemble the non-corporate entities and can be established by notarial deed.
Our company registration agents in the Netherlands can assist foreign investors who want to set up any of these types of vehicles.
There are two types of non-corporate vehicles used for establishing investment funds in the Netherlands: the limited partnership and the fund for joint account, shortly referred to as FGR. These are simple vehicles which can be set up by signing a notarial deed. Both types of vehicles can be established as tax or non-tax transparent entities.
For assistance in setting up vehicles dedicated for investment funds, please contact our Dutch company formation consultants.