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Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Update | Q4 2023

We are pleased to issue our seventh edition of the Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Updates. These updates are intended to keep Maltese regulated entities informed of regulatory changes and developments taking place in the local financial services space. In this issue, we focus on the sector specific and cross-sectoral regulatory updates relating to investment services, CSPs, fintech, insurance undertakings and insurance intermediaries Our Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Update can be found here.The Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Update does not purport to give legal, regulatory,financial or tax advice. Should you require further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Michael Psaila, Katya…
Mamo TCV Advocates
20th February 2024
Investment Services & Funds

ESMA TRV Report on Real Estate Investment Funds

The current exposure in the EU investment fund sector to the risks in real estate markets has been the subject of a recent publication, dated 10th January 2024, which was issued by the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) as part of its ongoing Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities (“TRV”) risk analysis. The publication, entitled ‘ESMA TRV Report in real estate markets – Risk exposures in EU securities markets and investment funds’ (“TRV report”), provides data which shows that securities linked to real estate are increasingly utilised as collateral. Moreover, ESMA outlines in page three of the TRV report that there…
Mario Mizzi
10th January 2024
Investment Services & Funds

Benefits of a Maltese Notified Professional Investor Fund

In a circular dated the 18th December 2023, the MFSA introduced a framework for an additional fund structure within the jurisdiction of Malta, namely, the Notified Professional Investor Fund (“NPIF”). The NPIF framework is designed to reap the benefits of an enhanced and expedited onboarding process, while concurrently complementing extant fund frameworks in Malta. The initiation of this framework by the MFSA is the outcome of a rigorous and thorough dual-phase process of soliciting public input and consultation earlier in 2023. The rules of the NPIF framework which were launched in December 2023 can be accessed here and the ongoing…
Mamo TCV Advocates
21st December 2023
Investment Services & Funds

MFSA update on the Corporate Governance Manual for Directors of Collective Investment Schemes

On the 30th of October 2023, the MFSA issued a circular about the Corporate Governance Manual it issued in relation to directors of Collective Investment Schemes (CIS). This Manual is an updated version from the one issued by the authority on the 22nd August 2022 and is based on a set of core principles which shall act as a foundation for good governance practices which the MFSA have recommended to directors, for them to apply to the best of their abilities, and in proportion to the fund’s nature and size. The Manual outlines numerous best practices for directors to apply,…
Matteo Muscat Filletti
14th November 2023
Insurance & ReinsuranceInvestment Services & FundsRegulatory Compliance

Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Update | Q3 2023

We are pleased to issue our sixth edition of the Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Updates. These updates are intended to keep Maltese regulated entities informed of regulatory changes and developments taking place in the local financial services space. In this issue, we focus on the sector specific and cross-sectoral regulatory updates relating to investment services, asset management, insurance undertakings, and insurance intermediaries. Our sixty Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Update can be found here.The Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Update does not purport to give legal, regulatory,financial or tax advice. Should you require further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Michael Psaila,…
Mamo TCV Advocates
6th November 2023
Insurance & ReinsuranceInvestment Services & FundsRegulatory Compliance

Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Update | Q2 2023

We are pleased to issue our fifth edition of the Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Updates. These updates are intended to keep Maltese regulated entities informed of regulatory changes and developments taking place in the local financial services space. In this issue, we focus on the sector specific and cross-sectoral regulatory updates relating to investment services and asset management, company service providers, insurance undertakings, and insurance intermediaries. Our fifth Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Update can be found here.The Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Update does not purport to give legal, regulatory,financial or tax advice. Should you require further information or assistance, please do not hesitate…
Mamo TCV Advocates
17th July 2023