Guide to regulation of funds in Jersey

This guide provides an outline description of the categories of regulation of investment funds in Jersey by the Financial Services Commission.

Investment funds in Jersey may be established using companies, limited partnerships or unit trusts. Unless otherwise specified, they may be established as open-ended or closed-ended vehicles. Fund classes that are not regulated include Unregulated Funds and Very Private Funds.

Funds which meet the criteria to qualify as unregulated eligible investor funds or unregulated exchange traded funds are exempt from Jersey regulatory requirements.

An unregulated eligible investor fund is a scheme or arrangement established in Jersey and in which only eligible investors may invest.

An “eligible investor” is an investor who makes a minimum initial investment of US$1 million or the currency equivalent (which can be made either at the initial offering or by subsequent acquisition) or an institutional or professional investor, as defined in the Collective Investment Funds (Unregulated Funds) (Jersey) Order 2008…

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