Investment Dealer Licence - Mauritius

The Mauritius Investment Dealer Licence, issued by the Financial Services Commission (FSC) Mauritius, permits the holder to establish a trading platform in Mauritius and trade securities and similar on behalf of clients.
The legislative requirements and framework for a company holding a Global Business Licence (GBL) and an Investment Dealer Licence in Mauritius are set out in the Securities Act 2005 and the Securities (licensing) Rules 2007. Mauritius offers the benefit of a modern securities law that is adaptive to different requirements, a reasonable timeframe for licence issuance, as well as a highly competitive minimum capital requirement.
The Mauritian Budget 2021 also extended the 80% partial tax exemption on specified income streams to companies holding an Investment Dealer Licence, reducing the effective income tax rate for holders to 3%. This partial exemption has made conducting this type of business in Mauritius even more attractive.

Type of Licence

Investment Dealer(Full Service Excluding Underwriting)

Investment Dealer licences are issued in Mauritius under the Securities Act 2005. An Investment Dealer acts as an intermediary in the execution of securities transactions on behalf of its clients.
The holder of an ‘Investment Dealer (Full Service Excluding underwriting)’ licence is authorised to:
  • Act as an intermediary in the execution of securities transactions for clients;
  • Trade in securities as principal with the intention of reselling these securities to the public;
  • Give investment advice that is ancillary to the normal course of business activities; and
  • Manage portfolios of clients.
An applicant is required to maintain a minimum unimpaired stated capital of MUR1 million, or an equivalent amount in foreign currency. A licensee is also required to have a Professional Indemnity cover that varies according to the volume of activities and risk of its business. is a trading style of VORTEX INC., a Global Business Company