Malta Notified Alternative Investment Funds

An AIFMD-compliant fund with quick access to market

Malta Notified Aifs


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.
The Malta Notified Alternative Investment Funds (“NAIFs”) regime provides for quick access to the market, whereby  Alternative Investor Funds (AIFs) falling within its remit are processed within ten days from the date of filing the notification. NAIFs do not require authorization by the Malta FSA and are not subject to ongoing supervision






Country Highlights

GDP GROWTH: 7.5% in 2018 (EC) MALTA FUNDS: 580+ Investment funds with combined NAV of €9.7 billion
MALTA FSA: Approachable, single regulator FUNDS DOMICILE RECOGNITION: Rated No.1 Europe's favoured fund domicile (Hedge Fund Review's 2013 & 2014 Service Provider Rankings)
TIME ZONE: Central European Time Zone (UTC +01.00) SIZE OF INDUSTRY: 25% Annual Growth
EUROPEAN UNION: Member of the EU & Eurozone FINANCIAL SERVICES FRAMEWORK: EU and OECD approved


Legal Basis

Malta has been regulating investment funds since 1994 through the Investment Services Act as well as,  the Investment Services Rules. The principal legislation governing Alternative Investment Funds in Malta is the Investment Services Act, 1994 - “ISA” as subsequently amended.


Benefits

  • Quick access to the market within 10 days;
  • Structure variants including SICAV & INVCO;
  • Marketed through AIFM passport;
  • Tax exempt;
  • No licensing process, notification process only;


Eligibility

  • AIFM Management company;
  • Legal Structure determination;
  • Qualifying or Professional investor base;
  • Offering document;
  • Regulatory status, non-licensed AIFs;


Process & Timeline




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Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti

Senior Partner, Global Residency & Citizenship

+356 22056411

Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi

Senior Partner, Property & Projects

+356 22056875

Dr Priscilla Mifsud Parker

Senior Partner - Corporate, Trusts & Fintech

+356 22056422

Mr Colin B German

Chief Executive Officer

+356 22056442

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