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Robert Higgans, MFSA

The AIFMD transition in Malta

By Robert Higgans (pictured) & Clare Farrugia, MFSA – Since the end of the transition period applicable to Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs) that were undertaking activities before the coming into force of the AIFM Directive on 22 July 2013, a clearer

Kevin Caruana, Custom House Global Fund Services

Choosing the right fund structure in Malta

For emerging managers, the fact that Malta retained its PIF regime alongside the new AIF fund regime means that a number of fund structuring opportunities now exist. The most popular option, to date, has been for managers to register with

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Malta’s PIF regime proves popular with non-EU managers

Retaining its Professional Investor Funds (PIF) regime is possibly the single biggest development for Malta in recent memory. The island is now home to over 600 MFSA-authorised hedge funds and whilst a number of those are now being transitioned into

Kenneth Farrugia, Finance Malta

Malta beginning to see AIFM cluster formation

“What we are seeing under AIFMD is increased interest in asset managers using Malta as a domicile for the setting up of AIFMs,” observes Kenneth Farrugia (pictured), Chairman of FinanceMalta. He continues: “Over the past ten years, the MFSA has

Joseph Camilleri, Valetta Fund Services

Regulation drives wider range of reporting solutions

With the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) which came in force last July 22, together with the introduction of the European Market Infrastructure Regime (EMIR) and Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), fund administrators are facing big challenges in terms

Laragh Cassar, partner, Camilleri Preziosi

Loan funds – a compelling opportunity

For a number of years, it has been practically impossible for funds to grant loans to third parties unless done on a one-off basis. Potential loan funds have, until now, not considered Malta. The issue in this regard has always

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Guernsey adds 42 new funds in second quarter

Guernsey’s financial services regulator approved 42 new investment funds during the second quarter of this year, bringing the total number of additions in the 12 months to the end of June to 131. Figures from the Guernsey Financial Services Commission

BVI to embrace digitalisation to further innovate funds industry

The theme of digitalisation took centre stage at the annual Meet the Regulator Forum held by the BVI’s financial regulator, the Financial Services Commission (‘FSC’) this July. During the forum, Deputy Managing Director, Corporate Services of FSC, Jennifer Potter-Questelles emphasised the importance

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