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 fund managers, fund administrators, forex brokers, payment services providers, investment advisors and insurance principals.
The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), is responsible for the licensing, regulation and supervision of investment services providers operating in and from Malta and is the island’s single regulator for financial services. Malta’s appeal is also enhanced by its highly skilled workforce, multilingualism, extensive tax treaty network, and reliable IT infrastructure.
Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) provide portfolio management and risk management services to one or more AIFs.
The principal legislation governing A lternative Fund and Investment Services Managers in Malta is the Investment Services Act, 1994 (“ISA”) as subsequently amended. The ISA establishes the regulatory framework for investment services providers including fund managers, portfolio managers, investment advisors, and forex brokers.