Malta hedge fund industry continues to expand as low costs and accessible regulator tempt managers

Malta special report 2011/2012: the one to watch

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Malta may be the European Union’s smallest member but it punches above its weight in the hedge fund industry. While many believe it has still not reached critical mass, Malta’s fund sector growth is impressive, even coming from a low base.

What has been most remarkable is its continued growth, despite a challenging economic environment. Not immune from the woes of the eurozone (Malta joined in 2008), the country nevertheless is in a good position, with little external debt. However, this does not