Funds and Investments
Professional Investor Fund Set-up
Malta is, slowly but surely, becoming a major player wherein collective investment schemes are being set up and administered. One such type of non-retail scheme, the Maltese Professional Investor Fund (“PIF”) has become a very popular choice for institutional and private investors due to its sound regulatory framework and very advantageous fiscal regime.
Griffiths + Associates has, over the years, set up various PIFs in Malta and acted as a liaison between such Schemes and the local regulator, the Malta Financial Services Authority, in order to successfully apply for and procure such PIF license in Malta. Our firm may advise on the best legal structure for such set-ups, together with all the necessary forms, documents and due diligence documentation required, including the drafting of the Offering Memorandum and the eventual incorporation of the legal entity which would be the licensable entity. Our firm has also very good working relations with various fund managers and fund administrators in Malta, and may recommend the appointment of such licensed companies for PIFs being set up in Malta.
Investment Fund Auditing
The Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA”) requires audit firms to show expertise and the necessary track record in auditing licensed funds before authorising a locally-based audit firm to act as such. Our firm Griffiths + Associates Ltd is authorised by the MFSA to carry out statutory audits of locally licensed collective investment schemes, having the necessary expertise and track record to provide such services.