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Malta Alternative Investment Fund Services 2017

Sat, 07/10/2017 - 15:30

This Hedgeweek Special Report examines how a range of initiatives, including the introduction of the Notified AIF and streamlining regulation, are helping Malta push the boundaries for alternative investment fund services

The 'Malta Alternative Investment Fund Services 2017' special report comprises 8 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
James Williams, Hedgeweek

Key trends in Malta’s continued path towards evolution

Sat, 07/10/2017 - 15:39

Key to the success of any fund jurisdiction is a commitment to constant innovation and in that respect Malta, a tiny island nestled in the Mediterranean, has much to be excited about. Whether it is the streamlining of regulation, the introduction of innovative manager-led products in the form of the Notified AIF, a commitment to becoming Europe's leading securitisation market, or indeed Europe's leading hub for blockchain technology, Malta continues to push the boundaries.  »

Peter Jakubicka, Circle Partners

Malta’s product flexibility is well suited to start-up managers

Sat, 07/10/2017 - 15:53

Circle Partners (Circle) is an independent fund administrator with offices across the EU, the Americas and Hong Kong. Circle has the ability to advise on set ups of funds and guide start-up and emerging managers through the whole process of bringing a new fund to market in all major fund jurisdictions.  »

Nicholas Warren, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

Malta to position itself as leading blockchain technology hub

Sat, 07/10/2017 - 16:00

Blockchain has the potential to revolutionise the financial industry by removing reliance on intermediaries to clear and settle accounts and introduce significant cost savings. One survey, by Bain & Co, estimates that total savings to global financial markets could reach anywhere from USD15 billion to USD35 billion. »

Joseph Camilleri, BOV Fund Services

Malta adopts regulation to consolidate its strength

Sat, 07/10/2017 - 16:12

Q&A with Joseph Camilleri, Executive Head, Business Development & Corporate Services at BOV Fund Services Ltd   Within the context of a highly regulated fund industry, how is Malta coping to ensure it keeps pace with bigger fund domiciles?  Most people would agree that the fund industry is increasingly becoming overcrowded with regulation, well intended as that may be. This poses challenges to all stakeholders; be they investors, investment managers, service providers, or fund domiciles.  »

Kenneth Farrugia, Finance Malta

Malta remains focused on attracting talent

Sat, 07/10/2017 - 16:29

There is never an easy time to launch a hedge fund. With a raft of regulatory compliance considerations, the latest – and potentially most ominous – being MiFID 2 when it comes into effect on 3 January, costs are rising. And at the same time, investors continue to apply fee pressures.  »

Nicholas Zahra, Bastion Wealth

The business case for cost-control

Sat, 07/10/2017 - 16:51

By Nicholas Zahra, CFA, Bastion Wealth,  & Anabel Mifsud, SGGG FEXserv Fund Services – Malta is one of the smaller players in the asset management world, which tends to appeal to the smaller managers, and to investors who have a business case for their choice of jurisdiction.  »

Stephen Paris, Director and Financial Services Industry Leader at Deloitte

Fund and asset servicing operations in Malta

Sat, 07/10/2017 - 16:59

Q&A with Stephen Paris, Director and Financial Services Industry Leader at Deloitte, & Patrick Mangion, Principal, Financial Services Industry at Deloitte »

Jean Farrugia, DF Advocates

Regulatory update on the NAIF regime

Sat, 07/10/2017 - 17:06

By Jean Farrugia & Robert Higgans, DF Advocates – One of the innovative fund structures available in Malta, the Notified Alternative Investment Fund (NAIF) Regime, which was launched by the Malta Financial Services Authority in April 2016, has come up for review by the Authority following its commitment to assess the said regime after one year of its introduction.  »

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