Malta Alternative Investment Fund

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Malta Alternative Investment Fund


Over the last two decades, Malta has established itself as an innovative and reliable financial services centre, hosting a variety of financial services businesses and structures including AIFs, UCITS, fund managers, fund administrators, forex brokers, payment services providers, investment advisors and insurance
principals.
A number of factors have contributed to Malta’s rapid growth in the sector, including the approachability of the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), Malta’s single regulator for financial services, and the high regulatory standards that the jurisdiction adheres to. Malta’s appeal is also enhanced by its highly skilled workforce, multilingualism, extensive tax treaty network, and reliable IT infrastructure.






Country Highlights

GDP Growth 6.3% in 2015 TIME ZONE: Central European Time Zone  (UTC+01:00) 
MALTA FUNDS580+ investment funds with combined NAV of €9.7billion       MBANKING SYSTEM 10th soundest system in the world (WEF) 
FUND DOMICILE RECOGNITIONRated No. 1 Europe’s favoured fund
domicile (Hedge Fund Review’s 2013 and 2014 Service Provider Rankings)
TOTAL ASSET VALUE UCITS: €2.4 billion
TOTAL ASSET VALUE PIFS €6.6 billion     FINANCIAL SERVICES FRAMEWORKEU and OECD approved 


Legal Basis

Malta has been regulating investment funds since 1994 through the Investment Services Act as well as Investment Services Rules. The principal legislation governing Alternative Investor Funds (“AIFs”) in Malta is the Investment Services Act, 1994 (“ISA”) as subsequently amended. AIFs are a special class of collective investment schemes which fall within the provisions of the Act.


Benefits

  • Provide applicants with EU passports;
  • Strong regulatory framework;
  • Flexible regulator;
  • Structure variants;
  • Lower costs on setup and ongoing.
 


Eligibility

  • Only approved service providers;
  • Consultation from local representative;
  • Reporting requirements;
  • Settle application/supervisory fee;
  • Fit and proper management and shareholding;
  • AIFM management company.


Process & Timeline




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Key Contacts

Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi

Senior Partner

+356 22056412

Mr Nicholas Warren

Senior Manager, Financial Services

+356 22056415

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