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Fund registration and administration in Malta.

  • Prime onshore domicile and advantageous jurisdiction for the establishment of funds, fund administration and global custody services
  • Flexible investment structures with the possibility of servicing foreign-based funds in Malta
  • Legislation adopting European Directives – MiFID, Third EU Money Laundering Directive, Capital Requirements Directive and UCITS III
  • Investment Services Act – principal legislation governing the funds industry, providing statutory basis for licensing and regulation
  • Collective Investment Schemes (CISs) set up to collect funds from the public, pool them and invest the pool in assets
  • Basic structure of CIS is the SICAV, which can be listed on the Malta Stock Exchange
  • SICAV allows sub-funds or segregated cells to be established within it, allowing each to pursue a range of specialized strategies, investing in distinct asset types and classes
  • Professional Investor Fund (PIF) – popular type of fund which targets increasingly financially literate investors
  • Legislation also provides for setting up of UCITS and non-UCITS retail and permits the redomiciliation of funds to Malta and from Malta

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