Becoming a Forex Broker
Securities Dealer License

Greater flexibility in Leverage
Competitive Capital Requirements, and
Tax Optimization

Mauritius Broker Dealer License Requirements

Investment Dealer Broker License
Become a Brokerage Institute and offer Managed Accounts,
Self-Trading Accounts for customers and enable trading activities in
CFDS, FX, Commodities, Shares, Bonds etc.

Mauritius is a flourishing offshore financial center; its formation market has become one of the fastest growing company registries in the world due to its efficiency, innovation and its broad range of offshore services.

No other offshore jurisdiction can look back on annual growth rates between 5-8% per year like Mauritius. Offer your customers first class FX and securities dealing services and profit on spreads, put your mark-ups or manage even entire portfolios. Do it offshore in a regulated environment where it is easy but trusted.

Mauritius is the jurisdiction for it.

Investors and businesses are flocking to Mauritius, taking advantage of its low cost, strict confidentiality laws and flexible incorporation regulations making the formation process simple and efficient. If you are looking for a jurisdiction with firm privacy regulations and tax-free opportunities in a supportive offshore environment, Mauritius may be the perfect choice for your next offshore company formation.

Mauritius Advantages

Low corporate of just 3% for your FX company
Quick approval and application process
100% Western standard in legal framework
100% White Listed internationally
Fantastic banking infrastructure
Guaranteed full bank account openings with multi-currency accounts (suitable also for customers third-party funding)
No problems to arrange partnerships with overseas brokerage institutes or liquidity providers
Mauritius is a member of ESAAMLG, the assessment of the implementation of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT) measures in Mauritius was conducted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and adopted by ESAAMLG since 2008.
English is business and trade language along with French
Only 2 hours’ time difference to Central Europe - so strategically you can reach Europe, Asia, and the US within one business day

A Leading Financial Centre

Mauritius is also regarded as a Leading Financial Centre for various other reasons such as:

- flexible company law, securities and trust legislations;
- business friendly and healthy regulation by Mauritius Financial Services
- good corporate governance code based on international norms;
- low and reasonable tax rates for corporate and individuals being 15%;
- occupation and residence permits are granted to expatriates within 3 days, and business licenses and permits normally within 15 days;
- Mauritius has a Stock Exchange known as Stock Exchange of Mauritius. There are more 30 domestic listed companies and more than 50 other companies trading on the Development and Enterprise market with modern norms of trading. The Exchange is open to Global Business Companies and Funds seeking a primary or secondary listing.
- Mauritius is a member of the International Court of Justice and the International Centre for Settlements of Investment Disputes
- Mauritius has concluded a number of Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (IPPAs).

A Global Business Category 1 (GBC1) company is set up under the Companies Act 2001 and licensed under the Financial Services Act 2007 - so a 3% tax will apply to your business what is very low compared to FX entities to be registered in Europe or South East Asia; a Mauritius GBC1 is considered as a Mauritius tax resident company (and therefore have access to the double tax treaties of Mauritius) if its management and control is exercised from Mauritius (what we will arrange in our setup package).

Investment Dealer/Broker License Requirements
Application Requirements

Corporate vehicle permitted: Category 1 Global Business Company
Local physical office: Yes, office premises in Mauritius
Capital requirement: Each category of Investment Dealer needs to have a minimum capital.
Directors & Shareholders: Min 2 resident directors with board meetings held in Mauritius; Min 1 shareholder, no nationality restrictions
Regulating Authority: Mauritius Financial Services Commission (FSA)
Service Providers Required: Yes
Time Frame: 2-3 months
Financial Statements Filing: All categories are required to file audited financial statements within 6 months of financial year end.
Staff Qualification: Staff employed must have relevant experience and qualification as required under the Securities Act Minimum Capital Required
Accounting requirements: Quarterly should be done from Mauritius, local auditor is a must
Tax Treatment: The Mauritius GBC1 is set up under the Companies Act 2001 and licensed under the Financial Services Act 2007 - so a 3% tax will apply to your business what is very low compared to FX entities to be registered in Europe or South East Asia. A Mauritius GBC1 is considered as a Mauritius tax resident company (and therefore have access to the double tax treaties of Mauritius) if its management and control is exercised from Mauritius (what we will arrange in our setup package).

Our services

To fulfil the requirements permanently TBA is offering a full compliance package for your regulated entity to make sure that you will never disappoint the regulator, and all goes really according to the laws.

Besides all usual services as outlined below:

Advice and guidance on the procedures required to obtain the relevant license
Registration of a Global Business Company in Mauritius
Applying for full-service dealer or investment dealer License in Mauritius
Executive director and local director recruiting
Obtaining Mauritius license
Preparing of all required documents
Registered office address in Mauritius
Registered company secretary services
All original documents shipped to your address of choice

Our package includes all following ongoing services:

- Administration Fees and Local Director (2x)
- Registered Office and Registered Agent
- Accounting and Yearly Financial Statements, Taxation (quarterly and annual)
- On-going Compliance to satisfy regulator / check of customers Due Diligence
- On-going FATCA Reporting of US customers
- Regulatory fee (FSC, ROC)
- And, most importantly, bank account opening

Atrium Legal Lab Advantage

End to end comprehensive service
Speedy and efficient service
Expert advice on structuring options
Dedicated ongoing compliance support
Extensive network pool of service providers

Our Fintech Practice

Our lawyers and financial services specialists at Atrium Legal Lab provide solutions to clients by combining the traditional legal fabric with new securities dealer license technologies.

If you would like more information how to apply or set up your Securities Dealer License in Mauritius, and/or services and costs included, we welcome you to get in touch with our Business Development Team

Our Company Services
Services we DO and Services we DO NOT DO

Our company is EXCLUSIVELY engaged in assisting worldwide clients, either individuals or corporate entities, to get duly and properly registered and licensed with local Regulators and Financial Authorities to get respective official licenses to legally carry out their cryptocurrency business activities.

Atrium Legal Lab does not carry out any sort of cryptocurrency business trade

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