Types of Investment Funds in UAE
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) represents one of the most suitable locations for investment activities. Foreign businessmen interested in how to start a fund in the UAE may choose from numerous investment vehicles, designed to address the needs of various types of investors. Investment funds registered in the UAE can be registered as open-ended or closed-ended vehicles, each category offering different investment advantages.
Main categories of UAE investment funds
• mutual funds;
• equity mutual funds;
• fixed income mutual funds;
• hybrid mutual funds;
• exchange traded funds;
• hedge funds.
Mutual funds in the UAE
Investors interested in how to start a fund in UAE as a mutual fund may also register the vehicle in the Dubai International Financial Centre. 25 mutual funds were registered in UAE in 2016.
Hedge funds in the UAE
Also, investors must know that regardless of the investment vehicle chosen for incorporation, the fund will need an approval issued by ESCA. Amongst the requirements, investors have to set up a capital of minimum AED 10 million.
Foreign investors are invited to contact our team of affiliates in UAE for more details on this subject.