Despite problems elsewhere in the eurozone, Malta continues to post strong economic indicators, particularly in the financial services sector which has seen year-on-year growth.
Seen as an attractive jurisdiction for start-up hedge funds, Malta is now attracting larger fund managers and management companies keen to have a European Union presence in a low-cost jurisdiction.
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As Malta’s funds sector and the overall financial services industry grows, accountancy firms are finding it difficult to find enough staff and are using global networks for expertise and experience.
With only a couple internationally recognised custodians operating in Malta, the regulator is keen to attract more competition before European Union legislation hits the statue books.
Malta continues to attract start-up managers but is also attractive for hedge funds with more esoteric strategies as well as Swiss managers and other mid-sized funds looking for a European Union base.
Despite an unsettling sovereign debt crisis in the eurozone, Malta’s financial services sector and in particular hedge fund development continues to grow at an accelerated pace.
Permal is taking an activist approach to the fund of hedge funds business, creating more opportunities and ways to work with institutional investors. Customisation is the name of the game.
Hedge funds need to improve data management and work closely with service providers such as fund administrators to meet requirements of Form PF, a complex regulatory filing for private fund advisers.
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.
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