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Malta Hedge Fund Services 2013
Malta Hedge Fund Services 2013

Fri, 27/09/2013 - 10:00

With nearly 600 funds now domiciled in Malta, the island is priming itself for further growth in its fund domicile, fund administration and asset servicing businesses with the advent of the AIFMD. Read how fund managers can benefit from Malta's updated regulations offering managers a flexible choice of structures and EU distribution opportunities

The 'Malta Hedge Fund Services 2013' special report comprises 8 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

Kenneth Farrugia, Chairman of FinanceMalta

Malta is enjoying ‘three-pronged growth’

Fri, 27/09/2013 - 10:00

“The combination of promotional initiatives of FinanceMalta together with the support of the industry’s various operators and practitioners has contributed strongly to the growth of Malta’s fund industry as we see it today. If you look at the numbers, we’ve had compelling growth since 2007 in both the number of funds and various service providers,” notes Kenneth Farrugia, Chairman of FinanceMalta. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Malta offers hedge funds choice of two vehicles under AIFMD

Fri, 27/09/2013 - 10:00

By James Williams – Malta remains a relatively small European domicile. Combined net assets of Maltese funds at the end of June 2012 totalled EUR10.3billion; up from EUR8.3billion in 2011 but still way off more established jurisdictions like Luxembourg, whose wholesale funds market has ballooned to EUR2.523trillion according to its national regulator, the CSSF. »

Dermot Butler, Custom House

A ten-year marriage and still no itch

Fri, 27/09/2013 - 10:00

By Dermot Butler, Custom House – Custom House has been an active supporter of the financial services industry in Malta for almost ten years, since before Malta joined the EU. Since then, Malta has grown, as we had predicted, although at a much faster rate than I had anticipated all those years ago. »

Bradley Gatt, DF Associates

The PIF and AIF regime under Maltese law

Fri, 27/09/2013 - 10:00

By Bradley Gatt & Dr Jean Farrugia, DF Advocates – The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) launched its revised Investment Services Rulebooks by way of final implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive (AIFMD) and relative commission delegated regulations on the 27th June, 2013, thus making Malta one of the first European Union (EU) Member States to begin processing AIFMD applications. »

Joseph Saliba, MamoTCV Advocate

AIFMD – The way forward for Malta

Fri, 27/09/2013 - 10:00

By Joseph Saliba, MamoTCV Advocates – As an EU Member State, Malta has to confront the continuous challenge of remaining up to speed with all the legislative and regulatory changes being enacted by the EU, the latest of which being the AIFMD. In typically timely fashion, on the 27th June 2013 the MFSA published the complete Investment Services Rulebooks, modifying the previous framework whilst retaining flexibility through the exercise of available derogations in the Directive. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Sun continues to shine on Malta’s funds industry

Fri, 27/09/2013 - 10:00

By James Williams – There’s no question that Malta has come a long way as a fund jurisdiction since it entered the EU in May 2004. »

Michael Galea, Calamatta Cuschieri Fund Services

A fund services company with roots in investment management

Fri, 27/09/2013 - 10:00

Over the last 18 months, Calamatta Cuschieri Fund Services (CCFS) has seen the number of funds it administers grow steadily as the Mediterranean island continues to attract a fair deal of new business, enticing both start-up & seasoned fund managers. Michael Galea, CCFS’s Head explains that the influx of interest extends across a wide range of strategies from plain vanilla long-only strategies through to fund-of-funds and high frequency trading strategies involving derivatives. »

Dr Kurt Hyzler, CSB Advocates

MFSA preserves its PIF regime

Fri, 27/09/2013 - 10:00

By Dr Kurt Hyzler, CSB Advocates – Malta recently reinforced its position as a progressive hedge fund jurisdiction within the EU when, on 27th June 2013, the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) announced that it was the first member state to have fully transposed the Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (“AIFMD / Directive”) into Maltese law. »

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