14.03.2018

Amendments to the EU’s List of Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions in Matters of Taxation

On 13 March 2018, the Council of the EU published its latest amendments to its list of non-cooperative jurisdictions in matters of taxation. Changes include the removal of Bahrain, the Marshall Islands and Saint Lucia, and the addition of the Bahamas, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and the US Virgin Islands.

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07.03.2018

Capital Markets

AML and GDPR compliance in the financial services industry

The Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive has been transposed into Maltese law by virtue of amendments to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, the enactment of new regulations under said act, and through the publication of various regulations intended to set up beneficial ownership registers for companies, trusts, associations, foundations and other legal entities.

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04.03.2018

Fintech

The World calls for Better Cryptocurrency AML Policy

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) have been asked by 35 countries and the European Commission to revise anti-money laundering policies pertaining to cryptocurrencies.

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20.02.2018

Capital Markets

Zeta has incorporated it’s own Securitisation Cell Company

Zeta has incorporated it’s own SCC by the name of Pomegranate SCC p.l.c.. We promote Pomegranate to third parties who may be looking to undertake a securitisation transaction without incurring additional time and costs required for the purposes of incorporating, setting up and maintaining a dedicated securitisation vehicle or an SCC.

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13.02.2018

Fund Formation and Management

Establishing a Collective Investment Scheme in Malta

There are several types of investment funds that can be set up in Malta. These range from the traditional UCITS fund to Professional Investor Funds (PIFs), Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs), Private Funds and the recently launch Notified Alternative Investment Fund (NAIF).

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26.01.2018

Fintech

New set of rules regulating collective investment schemes using virtual currencies in Malta

The Malta Financial Services Authority (‘MFSA’) published a new set of rules regulating collective investment schemes using virtual currencies.

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04.01.2018

Commission welcomes the entry into force of new rules to prevent tax evasion and money laundering

The Commission has welcomed the entry into force of new rules obliging Member States to give tax authorities access to data collected under anti-money laundering legislation.

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01.01.2018

Fintech

MFSA prepares to develop cryptocurrency framework - Discussion paper on ICOs and virtual currencies consultation period comes to a close 11th January 2018

The Malta Financial Service Authority (the ‘MFSA’), Malta’s regulator for the Financial Services industry, published the consultation document in November 2017

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31.12.2017

Fund Formation and Management

Why should Asset Managers settle for Malta?

Malta’s solid reputation as European hub for financial services has proven to be popular amongst Asset Managers and those wishing to set up funds in Malta.

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22.11.2017

Yachting and Aviation

Malta – A strong maritime jurisdiction

Malta is reputable for consistency in its efforts. It continues to rank as a strong and secure maritime jurisdiction

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