Macau Money Market Funds License
The Decree-Law no. 83/99/M of 22 of November, provides the legal framework for the provision of the investment funds in Macau. The regulatory of Macau Investments Funds is the Macau Monetary and Foreign Exchange Authority (AMCM).
Investment funds can be open-end or close-end funds.
In what respects to the money market funds, the following must be observed:
- They shall always include, at least, 35% of their overall value invested in securities whose residual maturity date is less than twelve months;
- Their resources cannot be invested in shares, convertible bonds, or bonds giving the right of subscription to shares, or to purchase shares under another title, in debt subordinated securities or in equity papers shares and bonds from companies hold fully or in majority by the government of a country of or a territory;
- Cannot be purchased participation units of investment funds whose management regulations do not prohibit the investment in assets referred to in subparagraph b)
The entity making the application can be a private or public company which include:
|Director’s Requirements||The licensee will need at least 2 (two) natural person Fit and Proper Directors of any jurisdiction.|
|External Auditor||The licensee must have an external auditor who must be acceptable to AMCM.|
Depository of the assets of the investment fund must be an institution registered with AMCM and includes:
- The fund manager must draw up and keep updated, in its essential aspects and related to each investment fund, an informative prospectus and keep it available for consultation by interested people on its premises and in the offices of the depository and in the premises of the other organizations involved in placing and marketing the investment fund.
- Investment funds annual accounts shall be closed each year on the 31st of December.
- The annual report and accounts shall be submitted to an external auditor acceptable to AMCM for its report, and this auditor must indicate its opinion of the fund manager’s assessment of the securities included in the investment fund’s assets
- Fund managers must publish a quarterly report in the Official Gazette indicating the composition of each fund’s investments, their respective total value and the number of participation in circulation, taking the last day of the month immediately preceding as the reference date.
Fund managers shall send to AMCM, 10 working days ahead of the date to de publication or disclosure:
- A copy of the monthly balance sheets indicating their status and that of the funds they manage;
- A copy of the year’s closing report and accounts;
- A copy of the informative prospectus and respective amendments.
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