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Offshore Legislations on Investment Funds and Protection of Investors

 

[List of selected offshore legislations]

 

Bahamas

              Investment Funds Act, 2003

              Mutual Funds Act, 1995

 

British Virgin Islands

              Mutual Funds Act, 1996

 

Cayman Islands

              Mutual Fund Law, 1993

              Securities Investment Business Law, 2001

 

Guernsey

              Collective Investment Scheme Rules, 1988

              Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1987

              Protection of Investors (Amendment) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1997

 

Isle of Man

              Collective Investment Schemes (Compensation) Regulations, 1988

              Investment Business Act, 1991

 

Jersey

              Collective Investment Funds Law 1988

 

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Excerpts from Offshore Legislations on

Investment Funds and Protection of Investors

 

[Guernsey]

Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1987

Section 7

Restriction on activities in connection with collective investment schemes

 

Subject to section 29, a licensee shall not engage by way of business in any restricted activity in connection with a collective investment scheme unless –

(a)   the scheme is an authorized collective investment scheme of a specified class; and

(b)   he carries on that activity in accordance with –

(ú@) any conditions imposed under section 9 in respect of that scheme; and

(úA) any rules and regulations applicable to an authorized collective investment scheme of that class.

 

[Guernsey]

Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1987

Section 10

Avoidance of exclusion clause

 

Any provision of an authorized collective investment scheme which would have the effect of exempting any person carrying on a restricted activity in relation to the scheme from liability for failure to exercise due care and diligence in discharge of his functions in respect of the scheme, is void to that extent.

 

 

Legislations of Offshore Financial Centers (assorted by subject)

              Offshore Trust Laws

              Offshore Legislations on Fiduciary and Administration Businesses

              Offshore Banking Laws

              Offshore Company Laws

              Offshore Partnership Laws

 

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