Capital Market / Public Fund

Public Fund

Public Funds are securities that are offered to any member of the public.

When lawfully registered under the laws of any jurisdiction, who is a member of IOSCO, it does not need to be registered as a public fund as long as the public fund is administered or managed in Labuan by a fund administrator, custodian, trustee or a fund manager, whom are licensed, registered or eligible to do so under LFSSA and/or LIFSSA.

However, Labuan FSA will be notified of its operations in the Labuan IBFC and lodge a prospectus of the public fund which shall include the minimum information.

Fund managers and fund administrators who carry out these functions relating to Public Funds are required to be licensed.

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Annual Fee

All Labuan Public Funds are required to pay to Labuan FSA annual licence fees on or before 15 January of each year.

What are the requirements to operate?

What is the application requirement?

The following needs to be submitted,

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One share in any denomination in foreign currency except Malaysia Ringgit

Approximately 7-14 business days upon complete collection of the required documents

The director and the shareholder must be at least one person and can be the same person. It
can be fully owned by a foreigner.

A resident secretary is required.

• Trading company – please see attachment “LFSA – Code 20” for allowed activities under trading company.
• Non-trading company/investment holding – income mainly from dividend or interest.
*Kindly take note that the tax for general trading or import/export services is ranging from 15% – 24% under Malaysia Income Tax Act 1967.

• Trading company companies are taxed under Malaysia Income Tax Act 1967, which the tax ranging from 15%-24% of its profit except for Labuan licensed company. (Audit required)
• Tax for Labuan licensed company and business nature under “Code 20” is 3% of its audited net profit with fulfilled its substance requirements. (Audit required)
• Investment holding companies are not subjected to tax (0% tax) with the submission of yearly management account and fulfilled substance requirement.


• CTC of Passport
• CTC of Proof of address (such as the most recent utility bill, internet bill, insurance statement, etc)
*CTC – Certified True Copies: Certification of documents must be made by competent persons such as a notary public, solicitor, chartered secretary, or certified public accountant,
and made in accordance with the law in Malaysia or in the country where the certification was made.

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