Published on August 24, 2017
Tags: Alternative Financing, maritime, securitisation, Shipping, Special Purpose Vehicles, SPVs
Secured Financing, Structured Finance & Securitisation
This article was first published in The Accountant (Summer 2017 edition).
Published on August 17, 2017
Tags: AIFMD, AIFs, Investment Funds, NAIFs
Investment Funds, Investment Services Regulation
The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) was introduced in 2013. The aim of the Directive is to regulate the provision of fund management services by fund managers to alternative investment funds. As such, it also introduces rules on the marketing of AIFs in the European Union. Malta, being a member of the EU, has fully transposed and implemented the AIFMD which has formed part of Maltese law for over three years.
Published on August 14, 2017
As the dust has finally settled in the electoral arena, and the victors have taken their places at the helm of the country, the obvious question remains: what’s next for pensions? A quick view of the electoral manifesto of the now incumbent Labour government will reveal myriad proposals concerning measures that improve or boost the national pension system or ‘first pillar’. Once again these increases, tax cuts and exemptions in relation to pension income form the baseline of any electoral campaign and are for the most part well received by all the electorate.
Julian Caruana, James Debono
Published on August 9, 2017
Tags: Crowdfunding, Investment Funds
Structured Finance & Securitisation
One of the latest trend-setting methods of alternative financing is crowdfunding, which encompasses the cooperation of individuals within an online network who pool in their resources to support initiatives by innovators and creative entrepreneurs.
James Debono, Beppe Degiorgio
Published on August 7, 2017
Tags: Capital Markets Union, Prospectus Directive, Prospectus Regulation, Securities
On July 20, the regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading (the “regulation”) entered into force following its publication on the Official Journal of the European Union.,
Stefan Vella, Elaine Magri
Published on August 7, 2017
Tags: IDD, Insurance, Insurance Distribution Directive, Reinsurance
Insurance & Reinsurance Corporate, Insurance & Reinsurance Regulation
Antoine G. Cremona, Clement Mifsud-Bonnici
There is no doubt that you have heard a lot about the Insurance Distribution Directive (‘IDD’) and the changes that this will bring along. Despite all this, what have you done about it? How prepared are you? How will the IDD impact you?
Even though delegated acts are still in line to be endorsed by the European Commission and consultations about local transposition are still ongoing, you can still start putting pieces together with the current information at hand to make sure that you are ready by 23rd February 2018.
We have created a set of guidelines to help you identify what you need to do to get ready in time for the IDD. Click the below link to access these guidelines.
Published on August 3, 2017
Tags: Public Procurement
The Malta chapter in this publication was authored by Dr Antoine Cremona and Dr Clement Mifsud Bonnici.
Jotham Scerri-Diacono, Jan Rossi
Published on August 1, 2017
Ship Finance & Mortgages, Ship Registration, Shipping Compliance, Shipping sale, purchase & charterparties
This article was first published in GTDT: Market intelligence (Vol.4, Issue 4)