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Top Ten Questions Answered on Bahamas-Based Investment Funds

1. Do the laws of The Bahamas require investment funds to be regulated?

A fund which satisfies the definition of an investment fund under the Investment Funds Act, 2003 (the “IFA”) shall not carry on or attempt to carry on business unless it licensed or registered under the IFA. A regulated investment fund is therefore one which is licensed or registered under the IFA.

2. Who is responsible for the regulation and administration of the IFA and of investment funds?

The Securities Commission of The Bahamas (the “Commission”) is responsible for regulating investment funds and for maintaining a general review of the operations of investment funds and parties related to investment funds in The Bahamas.

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