Industry reactions to the new UK Pensions Transfer Tax

Authors: Jens Buedinger
Published on April 10, 2017
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Practices: Pensions Regulatory
The UK’s controversial introduction of a 25% tax charge on the transfers from UK pensions to Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS1) has found backing from the Malta Association of Retirement Scheme Practitioners (MARSP). MARSP stated in a press release of the 10th March, 2017 that despite much of its initial criticism it is a “positive for Malta” and for the wider pensions industry, especially in Europe.

Investment funds in Malta: regulatory overview

Authors: André Zerafa, Stephanie Farrugia, James Debono
Published on December 19, 2016
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Practices: Asset Management, Investment Funds, Investment Services Regulation
This Q&A provides a high level overview of investment funds in Malta, looking at both retail funds and hedge funds. Areas covered include a market overview, legislation and regulation, marketing, managers and operators, restrictions and requirements, tax and upcoming reform.