Lower fund set up and running costs than other fund jurisdictions
Set up and licensing of funds in the shortest possible time
No taxes for non-resident investors
Member of the European Union
EU passport for Cyprus fund managers
Favourable tax system with a low 12.5% corporate tax rate
Wide network of double tax treaties
Legal system based on English Common Law
High quality of professional accountants and lawyers
Ease of doing business
Ideal living and working environment
Cyprus is fully compliant with EU laws
The legal framework is harmonised with related EU directives, such as UCITS VI, AIFMD and MiFID II is under consideration.
Cyprus fully complies with EU and OECD standards on anti-money laundering and insider dealing, favourably rated by MONEYVAL.
Funds, Fund Managers and Investment Firms are all regulated by one regulator, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC).
Tax Information Exchange
In respect of FATCA, Cyprus has signed a Model 1 IGA with the USA and was one of the first countries to agree with the OECD to implement CRS for the automatic exchange of tax information.
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