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Open Closed-Ended Investment Fund in Spain

Updated on Tuesday 01st November 2016

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Open-closed-ended-investment-fund-in-Spain.jpgInvestment funds in Spain can be registered as open-ended or closed-ended. In many aspects, the two types of funds are rather similar, but they are very different in terms of the rights investors have in certain situations, such as issuing stocks or shares. In this sense, the closed-ended funds are restricted from issuing an unlimited amount of shares. However, the capital of a closed-ended fund is collected in a similar manner as in the case of open-ended funds, which is performed through an initial public offering. Businessmen who are interested in setting up a company in Spain can receive assistance on this matter from our team of specialists in company formation

Closed-ended alternative investment funds in Spain  

A way in which a closed-ended investment fund can be set up is by following the regulations of the Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs). Closed-ended AIFs are regulated by the Law 22/2014, which refers to a wide category of closed-ended funds following the rules of law established by the European Union’s directives. 
Another difference between the two types of structures also takes into account the legal forms the fund can take. Closed-ended funds in Spain can be registered as: 
private equity entities;
private equity companies.
Under the regulations of the Law 22/2014, closed-ended funds can also be registered as: 
closed-ended collective investment entities;
closed-ended investment funds;
closed-ended investment companies.
Our team of company formation representatives in Spain can offer assistance in choosing one of the above mentioned structures, taking into account the investment plans of the businessman. 

Authorize a Spanish closed-ended investment fund  

As a general rule, the closed-ended investment funds must receive authorization in Spain. However, similar structures registered in a country which is a member state of the European Union do not require obtaining any authorization from the Spanish institutions, under the regulations of the European passport. 
Businessmen are invited to contact our company formation agents in Spain for more details related to the registration of a closed-ended fund


  • Ben 2016-11-01

    I believe this can be an attractive structure for foreign investors interested in the Spanish market.

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