News & Views

Malta launches Individual Investor Programme

06 February 2014

Malta is set to launch an Individual Investor Programme (IIP), to allow for the grant of citizenship by a certificate of naturalization to foreign individuals and their families who contribute to the economic development of Malta. Identity Malta will handle the applications via its concessionaire and approved agents. In order to qualify, an...

The future of asset management

20 January 2014

In a recent European Funds Conference, MFSA Chairman Joseph Bannister discussed the major challenges of the industry in Malta. Due to recent changes in the market, regulation and investor preferences, he identified a trend of applying a hybrid solution where traditional and alternative strategies are combined to diversify the product. Hedge fund...

Record figures in Malta’s Ship Register for 2013

20 January 2014

Transport Malta reports a solid performance and strong improvement in ship and yacht registration in 2013 registering a growth of 13.6%, equivalent to over 6 million gross tonnes and a growth of 18% in yacht registration over the previous year. These positive results consolidate Malta's position as the largest merchant flag in the European Union...

Malta Second Safest Country…and on Top 15 list...

07 January 2014

The recently published 2013 edition of the World Risk Report again lists Malta in second place in terms of safety from natural disasters, (such as drought, storms or earthquakes) and just below Qatar, which was once again deemed the safest place to have lived in 2013. The report is drawn up by the United Nations University's Institute for...

2013 – Reflections, Facts and Figures

05 January 2014

Malta's excellent value proposition, as well as the reputation it has earned for its robust, flexible regulation exercised by an approachable and efficient regulator, has resulted in continued growth during 2013. The financial services cluster is now valued at nearly €1 billion, spread across 620 funds, 133 fiduciary licenses, 28 international...