Independent commodity asset manager Diapason Commodities Management is launching a hedge fund trading spreads between commodity future contracts using a proprietary model of the refining industry.
Malta’s regulator, the MFSA, is confident expansion of its staff will be able to keep up with the demands of an ever-increasing financial services sector, particularly in the alternatives fund area....
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While the introduction of the EU alternative investment fund managers (AIFM) directive in July 2013 may not be a game changer, it should give a fillip to legal services provision in Malta.
Malta’s fund administrative landscape is set to change with the arrival of Citco in 2013, something that is likely to raise the profile of the jurisdiction and could help attract larger hedge funds.
Malta is struggling to attract custodians. Although it is exempt from using local custodians under the AIFM directive until 2018 the regulator is keen to see more choice available in the jurisdiction.
Service providers acknowledge Malta has made a name for itself as a jurisdiction for start-up managers. Few believe larger funds will be attracted to the domicile until more custodians are present.
Swiss asset managers are trying to boost its prospects as new local laws and the EU’s AIFM directive come into effect in 2013. Many are concerned the Swiss industry will be negatively impacted.
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