Funds in Malta
The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) is the Maltese authority responsible for the regulation of Maltese Collective Investment Schemes. The MFSA also regulates providers of investment services in Malra, insurance business companies in Malta and Maltese banks.
The Investment Services Act, of the Laws of Malta, (“ISA”), establishes the legal framework for investment services in Malta and for setting up of Maltese Collective Investment Schemes (“CIS”). The ISA provides for two types of licences - an Investment Services Licence and a Collective Investment Scheme Licence.
In terms of Section 4 of the ISA, a CIS organised under the Laws of Malta as well as a CIS operating in or from Malta requires a licence under the ISA. Section 12 authorises the Minister of Finance to issue regulations exempting certain types of Collective Investment Schemes from the need to have an ISA licence.
We are qualified to assist our clients with the obtaining of a Maltese investment licence and with the necessary guidance for the ongoing requirements.