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Types of Investment Funds in Turkey

Updated on Wednesday 13th December 2017

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Types-of-investment-funds-in-TurkeyOpening an investment fund in Turkey is easy provided all the legal requirements are complied with. Turkey has an extensive legislation, gathered under the form of communiquees, covering all types of investment funds. Turkey also encourages the establishment of foreign investment funds here. The main types of Turkish investment funds are divided based on their portfolio and strategies used to invest the assets.

Our company formation agents in Turkey can offer complete information on the laws governing investment funds.

The main types of Turkish investment funds

Turkish investment funds may be separated into local and foreign funds, each with its own establishment and management regulations. On a closer look, investment funds can be divided into several categories, among which:

  • -          hedge funds;
  • -          guaranteed funds;
  • -          protected funds;
  • -          equity funds;
  • -          real estate funds;
  • -          exchanged trade funds;
  • -          pension funds;
  • -          index funds.

Our Turkish representatives can offer detailed information on all types of investment funds available for registration. The most employed type of investment fund in Turkey is the mutual fund as it comes with many advantages, especially for foreign investors. Mutual funds allow for investments in various assets and liquidity of the money put in those assets.

Investment restrictions in Turkey

Even if it is very flexible, the Turkish legislation also imposes several restrictions on investment funds. Among these, all types of Turkish investment funds are not allowed to:

  • -          invest over 10% of the money in securities provided by a company alone;
  • -          invest over 9% of its capital or over 9% of the voting shares.

Also, funds with a single owner and one manager is restricted from investing more than 20% of the company’s capital or voting shares.

Requirements for foreign investment funds in Turkey

Foreign funds cannot be traded on the Stock Exchange in Turkey, but a foreign investment company may trade its shares on the local capital markets. The offer must be submitted through a Turkish brokerage agency and is subject to the approval of the Capital Markets Board. The securities issued by a foreign fund may be registered as bearer shares.

For assistance in setting up an investment fund, please contact our Turkish company registration consultants.

 

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