Labuan IBFC’s capital market comprises a number of capital market intermediaries licensed by Labuan FSA. These include fund managers, fund administrators, custodians and securities licensees providing the ecosystem in Labuan IBFC for international investments and fund setups in the Centre. In terms of geographical distribution, majority of the Labuan fund managers and securities licensees are originated from Asia and Pacific region and some are from Europe and America.

Investors can establish mutual funds or issue securities out of Labuan IBFC as a platform to raise funding in the international market. The fund management company can provide fund administration and advisory services for the purpose of investment related activities while securities licences are also available for companies that would like to deal in securities and provide securities advice, as well as administration services for investment purposes.

Two types of funds can be prescribed under the Labuan Financial Services and Securities Act 2010, namely private funds and public funds. A private fund can carry on its affairs by giving notice in writing of its scope and nature of business to Labuan FSA. The notification shall be accompanied with an information memorandum or such other offering document and should be lodged through a Labuan licensed entity. Meanwhile, the Labuan public funds are those whose securities are offered for subscription to any members of the general public.

An applicant should meet minimum eligibility criteria to apply for a licence.
Annual fee needs to be paid upon the grant of licence. The subsequent payment of annual fee is payable not later than 15 January of each year.
Business activities conducted in, from or through Labuan IBFC are governed under the relevant laws, regulations and guidelines.
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