IQ-EQ in Africa


IQ-EQ has a strong and growing presence in Africa, with over 300 professionals based in our Mauritius and South Africa offices.

Mauritius and South Africa (Cape Town, Johannesburg) represent three of the top 10 finance centres in the Middle East and Africa. South Africa has one of the largest economies in the African continent, while Mauritius enjoys an unrivalled position as a hub for structuring inbound and outbound investments to/from mainland Africa. Not only in terms of its geographical location but also for its robust regulatory framework, well-developed professional services ecosystem, extensive network of double taxation avoidance and investor protection agreements, and stellar reputation for corporate structuring, fund domiciliation and wealth management.

At IQ-EQ, we offer a comprehensive suite of services locally in Africa as well as close connectivity with those provided across our worldwide jurisdictions. Local specialisms include:

Fiduciary, fund and corporate administration

IQ-EQ’s Africa-based teams currently administer over 2100 client entities and have more than US$150 billion in assets under administration.

We have a strong and loyal global client base including Fortune 500 companies, Forbes listed entities, high-net-worth individuals, family businesses, major development finance institutions and fund managers of all sizes.

Key services:

  • Structure establishment, e.g. Mauritius Global Business Corporations, Mauritius Authorised Companies, domestic companies, funds, foundations, limited partnerships, trusts
  • Domiciliation
  • Provision of directors and nominee shareholders
  • Stock exchange listings
  • AML, regulatory and tax compliance
  • Administration and accounting
  • FATCA/CRS reporting

Outsourced financial statement preparation

Provided by our expert team in Cape Town, this specialist service saves clients the headache of lengthy fund audits. We service six of the top 10 fund management companies in South Africa and ~50% of South Africa’s regulated funds market.

Global clients include hedge funds, long-only funds and private equity funds using a range of different legal structures and reporting frameworks. We’ve also recently extended this service offering to support corporates as well as fund managers.

Professional services outsourcing (PSO)

This unique service line provides outsourced accounting, AML/KYC compliance, FATCA/CRS and other ancillary back-office services to clients across the globe to help them overcome the challenges of high staffing costs and finding suitably skilled resources in their local markets.

Depending on the needs of the client, our outsourced services can either be provided on a ‘per deliverable’ or ‘dedicated resource’ basis.

IQ-EQ Africa’s PSO team services a diverse range of clientele, including multinational companies, fund managers, fiduciary businesses and family offices based across the globe.

To find out more about IQ-EQ’s African operations and discuss how we can support your requirements, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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