Panama Investment Advisor License_Guideline

Panama Investment Advisor License

Broker-dealer and investment advisor activities are mainly regulated in Panama by Law Decree No.1 of 1999, as amended (the “Securities Law”). The license is issued by the National Securities Commission.

Permitted Activities

Investment advisors offers advice to clients or investors regarding the convenience of investing in, purchasing or selling shares or other participation quotas of the funds or investment companies. During the investment advisory services, they must disclose to their clients that they will receive a consideration for this.

Dispositions in Article 40 of Decree-Law 1 of 1999, regarding the obligation to give correct recommendations will be applicable to the activities of the investment advisors as well.

Legal Requirements



Element Requirement(s)
Entity Requirements The following types of investment companies can register with the National Securities Commission and apply for the license:

  1. simple investment companies
  2. umbrella investment companies
  3. multiple class investment companies
Director’s Requirements The licensee will need at least 3 (three) natural person Fit and Proper Directors.
Shareholder requirements A minimum of one shareholder is required.
Compliance Officer
        • The licensee must appoint a person that shall act as Compliance Officer.
  • The compliance Officer may be any member of the organization and shall be a holder of the Main Executive License issued by the National Security Commission.
External Auditor An investment advisor licensee shall appoint an independent external auditor who shall audit the Investment Company at least once a year and prepare the audited financial statements for the company in accordance with Accounting Regulations approved by the National Securities Commission and its Agreements.
Minimum Capital Requirements The Law does not specify the minimum capital requirement of an investment advisor.

Ongoing Obligations

  1. An investment advisor must provide the information requested by the National Securities Commission.
  2. An investment advisor shall reflect the sales information in the Global Monthly Transaction Report referred to in Article 17 of Agreement No. 2-2004 dated April 30, 2004, through Form DMI-5.6.
  3. Inform in writing to the Commission, any changes in the appointment of the certified public accountant that verifies their interim financial statements or of the certified public accountant or accounting firm that act as external auditor of the person registered or subject to report, within the fifteen (15) days following the date on which the change of accountant or external auditor was decided

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