Malta AIFM

Licensed Malta AIFMs in less than 7 months

Investment Funds

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.

Country Highlights

MALTA FUNDS: 580+ investment funds with combined NAV of €9.7billionFINANCIAL SERVICES FRAMEWORK: EU and OECD approved
BANKING SYSTEM: 10th soundest system in the world (WEF)TIMEZONE: Central European Time Zone (UTC+01:00)
GDP GROWTH: 6.3% in 2015                                                                                                                        FUND DOMICILE RECOGNITION: Rated No.1 Europe’s favoured fund domicile (Hedge Fund Review’s 2013 and 2014 Service Provider Rankings)

Legal Basis

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.


  • Provide EU passporting;
  • Competitive corporate taxation rates;
  • Competitive regulatory fees;
  • Fast process of approving;
  • Strong regulatory framework;
  • Flexible regulator.


  • Only approved service providers;
  • Work with Local representative;
  • Reporting requirements;
  • Minimum Capital and own funds requirement is €125,000;
  • Fit and proper management and shareholding.

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