What is Fund Management?

A Labuan fund manager is defined as a person, for valuable consideration, provides management services which may include investment advice or administrative services in respect of securities for the purposes of investment, including dealing in securities. For a Labuan fund manager undertaking Islamic fund management activities, its operation shall also comply with Shariah principles.


  • The eligible applicant to carry on business as a Labuan fund manager in Labuan IBFC include:
  • An individual who holds a relevant degree or professional qualification to carry on fund management activities. Labuan FSA may also consider an applicant with at least minimum qualification of diploma holder and 3 years’ relevant experiences in capital market or direct experiences in fund management activities;
  • An approved fund manager or any provider of such services from a country or jurisdiction who is a member of the International Organization of Securities Commission (IOSCO); or
  • A person who does not fulfill paragraph 5.1.1 and 5.1.2 may also be considered, provided that the fund management activities are run and managed by suitably qualified and experienced individuals.
  • Upon receiving of approval from Labuan FSA, the applicant is required to establish a Labuan company incorporated or registered under Labuan Companies Act 1990 (LCA).