The number of investment organizations and their assets is gradually increasing in Cyprus, as evidenced by the latest data from the country's Central Bank.
Thus, in June 2021, the total number of registered investment companies in Cyprus reached 224, compared to 222 in March 2021.
Their total assets rose to € 7354.7 million. This is 11% more than in May 2021, when the value of all assets was 6 625.8 million euros: 2,546.4 million euros were in equity capital, 725.6 million euros - for real estate, 1006.3 million euros - for mixed investments and 205.9 million euros - for bonds.
It is noteworthy that the majority of investment assets in Cyprus (€ 7,109.6 million) are open-ended.
As you may know, the number of investment organizations in the country has quadrupled over the past 12 years.
The total assets of these organizations amounted to 5.62 billion euros at the end of December 2020. This is almost 440% more than in 2008, when the value of all assets did not exceed 1.27 billion euros.
The largest share of assets was represented by shares, the total value of which is almost 4 billion euros. Non-financial assets amounted to EUR 317.6 million. 702.5 million accounted for deposits and loans, and 367.6 million euros - for securities. It is worth noting that Cypriot investment funds invest mainly in equities (investments of almost 2 billion euros) and real estate in Cyprus (745.7 million euros). Blended investments are also popular (€ 630.5 million). In last place in terms of investments - bonds (189.3 million euros).
Private investment organizations in Cyprus are referred to as the International Collective Investment Schemes (ICIS). A private fund can have up to 100 investors, so-called shareholders. The purpose of such an investment fund is to collectively invest the funds contributed to the fund by the shareholders. This allows investors to pool their assets for transferring them to the management of professional managers and their further investment by independent managers / companies and, in the case of a successful investment, receive tax-free income.