Legal guide to BVI funds

British Virgin Islands: Sailing through turbulent waters: May 2009

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The Mutual Funds Act recognises three categories of funds.

The first is a private fund. This is a fund whose constitutional documents specify either that it will have no more than 50 investors or that the making of an invitation to investors to subscribe for shares/ limited partnership interests/units in the fund is to be made on a “private basis”.

The Act also recognises a professional fund. This is a fund whose shares, limited partnership interests or units are only made available to profession