The 'Malta Alternative Investment Fund Services 2016' special report comprises 10 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

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Brexit allows Malta to consolidate UK relationship

Brexit allows Malta to consolidate UK relationship

The shock Brexit result this June sent ripples across Europe as individual Member States absorbed the news. And whilst some jurisdictions have been quick to seize the initiative on the back of the uncertainty that UK firms face – especially as it relates to passporting for London's much lauded financial services industry – Malta is focusing on maintaining the harmonious relationship it has with the UK.

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The NAIF: Europe’s missing piece of the jigsaw

The NAIF: Europe’s missing piece of the jigsaw

The Maltese Notified Alternative Investment Fund (NAIF) fills a gap in Europe's fund market. According to Dr Stefania Grech, Financial Services Associate, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, an unregulated fund was the one product missing in the Maltese Fund Industry. "Now, from a European perspective, there is no discrimination when it comes to the creation of an unregulated vehicle, offshore versus onshore.

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Malta ushers in the Notified AIF

Malta ushers in the Notified AIF

On 10 June 2016, Malta burnished its reputation when the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) launched the Notified Alternative Investment Fund (NAIF) regime through the publication of the Investment Services Act (List of Notified AIFs) Regulations in the Malta Government Gazette.

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Malta’s SCC gathers momentum

Malta’s SCC gathers momentum

Malta has been quite innovative in providing certain infrastructure for the securitisation cell company (SCC) and securitisation in general. According to the MFSA, 30 securitisation vehicles have launched so far this year, and Sparkasse Bank Malta, plc. has been a beneficiary of this phenomenon.