The Securities legislation, enacted in 2007, provides the regulatory framework for securities trading within the Seychelles. The legislation safeguards investor confidence by licencing and regulating all components of the market from the securities exchange, securities dealers to the investment advisors and enforcing Internationally accepted guidelines.
In respect to international standard setting bodies, the FSA is an associate member of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). The participants of the capital markets are only liable to 1.5% Seychelles business tax rate on their worldwide taxable income if the minimum substance requirements are met.
Legal Framework: Securities Act, 2007.
- Insider dealings, price rigging, market manipulation, use of deceptive statements and fraudulent transactions are dealt with within the Act.
- No withholding tax on dividends, interests, capital gains and royalties paid to non-residents.
- Listing and live trading of contracts for differences are permissible.
For more information, visit www.fsaseychelles.sc