Jersey Unregulated Fund_Guidelines

Jersey Unregulated Fund

An Unregulated Fund is a Jersey domiciled fund which is either to be offered to certain eligible investors only or is listed on an approved exchange or market and opts out of regulation as a fund in Jersey.

There are two types of Unregulated Funds:

  1. Unregulated Eligible Investor Funds
  2. Unregulated Exchange Traded Funds.

Existing Unregulated Eligible Investor Funds have the option of converting to a new product known as the Jersey Eligible Investor Fund, subject to the relevant application process and the eligibility criteria so that they may continue their marketing activities in the EEA under EEA private placement regimes.

Unregulated fund is supervised by the Jersey Financial Service Commission and regulated under the Collective Investment Funds (Jersey) Law 1988

Legal Requirements



Element Requirement(s)
Entity Requirements The entity making the application is Belize:

  1. Company
  2. Limited partnerships,
  3. Unit trust or
  4. Any other similar body formed under the laws of Jersey or any other jurisdiction which collects and pools investor funds for the purpose of collective investment.
Director’s Requirements The licensee will need at least 2 (two) natural person Fit and Proper Directors of any jurisdiction.
Shareholder requirements
  • The investment dealer will need at least one shareholder.
  • Corporate shareholding is allowed and 100% foreign ownership is permitted.
Compliance Officer The Licensee must establish and maintain an appropriate and effective compliance function within the firm which operates independently of all operational and business line functions and senior or supervisory management.
Fund Administrator The Applicant must employ a fund administrator with no local requirement
Fund Manager The Applicant must employ a fund manager with no local requirement
  • The applicant must have a custodian approved by the FSC.
  • A Custodian licensed and approved locally the minister.
  • A Custodian licensed and approved under the laws of a recognized country or jurisdiction.
  • A person with a written permission from the Minister to carry on Business as a Custodian.
Jersey Office Not compulsory
Auditor There is no obligation under the Jersey Unregulated Fund Guide to appoint an auditor or audit its financial statements
Insurance The applicant must have indemnity insurance coverage or a fidelity bond acceptable to the regulator
Minimum Capital Requirements None
Application Fee USD 2,235
License Fee USD 2,235

Ongoing Obligations

  1. Licenses are to be renewed annually after the date of registration. On application for renewal of a Licence, Finance Service Commission , if satisfied that the applicant is a licensee of good standing, may grant the renewal on payment by the applicant of the annual renewal Licence fee
  2. Maintain such accounting records and financial statements available for examination by the Registrar or any person authorized under his hand at its principal place of business or registered office in Jersey;
  3. The Licensee must maintain appropriate policies of insurance for the purpose of indemnifying such licensee against any liability that may be incurred as a result of any act or omission by the licensee or any of its officers or employees in the conduct of the licensee’s securities business.

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