Published on April 4, 2016
Tags: AIFMD, Investment Funds, MFSA, Notified Alternative Investor Funds
On the 11th February 2016, the Malta Financial Services Authority (the “MFSA”) announced the launch of a new framework to be referred to as the Notified Alternative Investment Funds regime (the “Notified AIFs”). This new regime is expected to solve time to market issues being faced by a number of AIFMs wishing to launch AIFs and market them to investors in a tight time frame to meet market opportunities.
Published on February 4, 2016
Tags: Fiduciaries, MFSA, Trustee Obligations, Trustees
Trusts & Foundations
In the course of 2015, the Conduct Supervisory Unit (“CSU”) within the MFSA carried out a desk-based compliance review of roughly 50% of the authorised trustees and fiduciaries. They did this by issuing a detailed Thematic Review Questionnaire (“TRQ”) that focused mainly on corporate governance issues, with a focus on the Board of Directors and its relationship with shareholders and management.
Mark Caruana Scicluna
Published on February 3, 2016
Tags: Depositary Liability, ESMA, MFSA, UCITS V
Investment Funds, Investment Services Regulation
On 1 February 2016, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) released its questions and answers (Q&As) on the new UCITS V Directive. To the delight of stakeholders, ESMA has given UCITS and UCITS Management Companies considerable breathing space to update fund documentation ahead of UCITS V.