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Investment Services & FundsLara FalzonRegulatory Compliance

Changes to the Investment Services Rulebooks for Investment Services Providers: The integration of sustainability risks and factors in MiFID

The Malta Financial Services Authority has informed investment firms of the amendments carried out to Part BI of the investment services rules for Investment Services Providers. These amendments seek to implement the provisions of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1253. The Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1253 amends Delegated Regulation (EU) No 2017/565 in relation to the integration of sustainability factors, risks and preferences into certain organisational requirements and operating conditions for investment firms.The European Commission has introduced changes to the MiFID II delegated acts, in order to integrate sustainability factors, risks and preferences into the investment firms’ regulatory obligations. These…
Lara Falzon
29th July 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