Registration of an investment fund in Estonia

Investment fund registration in Estonia

Due to changes in legislation 3 years ago, it was possible to attract third party funds to investment funds in Estonia. A new type of management company has appeared - managers of alternative (small) investment funds. The country has become an attractive jurisdiction for persons planning to register a small investment fund or management company, whose activities are based on the principles of co-investment, professional management and minimization of financial risks for the participants

Investment fund registration in Estonia

Signs of small investment funds in Estonia

The activities of small alternative investment funds in Estonia are strictly controlled and may only be carried out with a licence. Their distinguishing features are:

  • Participation of non-professional investors in the fund's activities;
  • A fund cannot attract more than 150 investors in one and the same EU country;
  • 2 500 000 EUR per year - the maximum total value of the fund's parts for all participants.

There are certain restrictions on the licence for small investment funds to operate. Those apply only to small alternative funds with the form of management of "trust partnership" and the total amount of property of less than 100 000 000 EUR.

Investment fund registration in Estonia

Obtaining a management company license

  • The process of registration of an investment fund in Estonia starts with the preparation of a set of documents (founding documents, identity cards and payment of contributions of participants, business plan, and information about the selected audit firm).
  • The next step is the preparation of an application to the regulator and payment of the state duty in the amount of EUR 1000. Applications for licenses are considered by the Financial Supervision Authority within 2-6 months after payment of the commission.

It is also advantageous to open an investment fund in Estonia 2020 and obtain a licence for it to operateoperate because the current legislative framework of the jurisdiction allows for combining the management of fiat assets with cryptocurrency activities.


IT-OFFSHORE specialists also provide assistance in obtaining a cryptocurrency license in Estonia and a forex license in Vanuatu. We will gladly answer all your questions.

Ready-made companies with bank accounts

Or you've already got own business and there is a need to expand the scope of activities. To avoid the loss of time and effort to register juridical individuals, you can arrange a ready-made company. You will have a fully prepared company with a package of documents, which is mandatory for conducting a full-fledged activity.

Companies with licenses

Buying a ready-made company is the best option for operational business development in a new industry, as well as the need to expand the scope of the existing organization increase its scale. Acquisition of a company with mandatory permits and license means the ability to enter a new market in a short period of time.


Acquisition of a ready-made bank allows you to save time, as well as quickly carry out all reissuing operations. On average, the procedure takes about one day. As a result, the client becomes the head of the bank, which already has a client base, as well as status in the market and ready staff. Our company conducts all operations in accordance with existing legislation.


Investment fund is a modern investment tool designed for all types of assets. The purpose — managing of assets as well as solving number of tasks in a way that works best for individuals. There is no open subscription, meaning that a private investment fund has a closed structure. This is the most optimal solution for distributing capital through broad instruments.

SEMI for sale

When conducting business related to foreign exchange transactions, electronic money and cryptocurrencies, it may be necessary to open a financial company with a SEMI license. This type of license covers the production of debit cards and cryptocurrencies, the acceptance and sending of payments, the execution of transfers from third parties, and the opening of merchant accounts.

Crypto Offshore

When working with cryptocurrency it is important to choose the right country, where it is most profitable to open a company. Each country has a different attitude towards this type of currency. A country that has a loyal or positive attitude towards cryptocurrency can be called a crypto-offshore.


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