Macau Financial Intermediary License_Guideline

Macau Financial Intermediary License

The Decree-Law no. 32/93/M of July 5, 1993 The Financial System Act, provides the legal framework for the provision of the Financial Intermediary in Macau. The regulatory of Macau Investments Funds is the Macau Monetary and Foreign Exchange Authority (AMCM)

Permitted Activities

Financial intermediaries shall only be authorized to purchase or sell on behalf of third parties, securities and other instruments transacted in the money, financial or foreign exchange markets, or to accept investors’ orders relating to these instruments.

Legal Requirements



Element Requirement(s)
Entity Requirements The entity making the application is a Macau Company or an overseas incorporated institution.
Director’s Requirements
  • A minimum of 3 directors are required, all of recognized suitability, and at least two of them should be residents in Macao sufficiently able and experienced to carry out their duties and with full owners to effectively direct the business of the institution.
  • In case of an overseas incorporated institution, it should be managed by at least two directors resident in Macao of recognized suitability and with adequate professional experience and have powers to effectively direct the business operations in Macao.
Shareholder requirements A minimum of two shareholders is required.
Local Office A local office is required to be set up in Macau.
External Auditor The licensee must have an external auditor who must be acceptable to AMCM.
Minimum Capital Requirements The financial intermediary or the financial institution which is or, is to be incorporated in Macao should have a share capital of not less than the minimum specified by special law or in the Executive Order granting the authorization

Ongoing Obligations

  1. All financial institutions authorized to operate in Macau are subject to an annual supervision fee which shall not exceed two hundred thousand Patacas for the head office or main office, and twenty-five thousand Patacas for each local branch.
  2. Financial Intermediaries institutions must submit to AMCM all information pertaining to those financial institutions which are their subsidiaries or in whose capital they have holdings and which is required for the supervision

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