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FinTechMartha Chetcuti

Agreement Reached on Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCA)

On 30 June 2022, the Council of the European Union (EU) announced1 that the Council presidency and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the proposed markets in crypto-assets regulation (MiCA).  More details here.  The aim behind the proposed regulatory framework is to bring legal and regulatory certainty for crypto-asset operators across the EU.MiCA forms part of the Digital Finance Package proposed by the European Commission (EC) to fulfil its Digital Finance Strategy, which aims at developing a holistic approach across the EU to foster innovation, whilst ensuring financial stability and consumer protection. The Digital Finance Strategy sets out…
Martha Chetcuti
11th August 2022
Investment Services & FundsMartha ChetcutiRegulatory Compliance

Changes to the Investment Services Rules for UCITS ManCos & AIFMs: Sustainability Risks & Factors

The Malta Financial Services Authority has recently introduced changes to the investment services rulebooks for Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) management companies (ManCos) and Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs) to: (i) transpose the Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2021/1270 amending Directive 2010/43/EU (1) as regards the sustainability risks and sustainability factors to be taken into account for UCITS; and (ii) implement the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1255 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) No 231/2013 (2) as regards the sustainability risks and sustainability factors to be taken into account by AIFMs.The Delegated Directive (EU) 2021/1270 and Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1255…
Martha Chetcuti
27th July 2022