Amicorp Group has further enhanced its service proposition in India after getting regulatory approval to operate under two licenses in Gujarat International Finance Tec-City ("GIFT City").

Amicorp now has a Trustee License and a Fund Administration License, meaning it is one of a select few providers that can offer end-to-end administrative support for fund managers, family offices and institutional investors looking to direct investments through GIFT City.

GIFT City is a growing International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) created by the Government of India to encourage greater investment flows both domestically and internationally, by not only offering a stable, regulated business environment, but also a number of attractive benefits.

As a multi-services Special Economic Zone ("SEZ"), GIFT City enables entities to set up and operate under a special offshore status within India. Some of the benefits GIFT City offers include:

  • A highly competitive tax regime
  • Lower operating costs
  • Unlimited outbound investments
  • Permission to borrow funds and engage in leveraging activities
  • No diversification limits on investments made by Alternate Investment Funds in an IFSC

Some of the fund and trustee services that the Amicorp team can offer from our office in Gandhinagar include:

  • Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) setup – includes assisting in getting regulatory approvals, and managing tax and legal requirements
  • Fund Compliance services – Regulatory / Trustee / Investors reporting, Investment monitoring, all other ongoing compliance activities
  • Fund Administration and Investor Services – Registration on various portals, Investors onboarding on KRA / CKYC portal, PMLA check, FATCA & CRS
  • Fund Accounting - including NAV calculations, MIS preparations, Unit statements etc.
  • Trust setup & governance
  • Trustee Services – including succession planning, reporting, asset administration

The two licenses in GIFT City add to the growing list of Trustee and Fund Administration Licenses that Amicorp already has in place across other major financial hubs worldwide. If you would like to find out more about how Amicorp can support you in GIFT City, or want to know more about our fund or trustee services, please contact the team here