Regulated Financial Services, Funds and Investments in Malta

Funds and Investments in Malta

We are a specialist financial services firm understanding international business and the nuances present in the various industries and jurisdictions.

Funds and Investments

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 (“MFSA”), 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.

We have also experience in setting up and assisting the clients in running private collective investment schemes, which would require obtaining a recognition from the MFSA. We could assist the clients in liaising with the regulator and also setting up said structure.

Investment Fund Auditing

The 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.

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.

Regulated Financial Services

The growth of Malta as one of the primary financial hubs in Europe has so far been spearheaded by very strong growth registered in the investment funds, insurance sectors and banking. Those who want to open companies in these business sectors in Malta must to obtain specific licences.

Our professionals may assist you in applying, obtaining and maintaining following licences to operate in Malta:

  • The cryptocurrency permit;
  • The insurance services license;
  • The banking license;
  • The Investment services licence.

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Our company’s mission – to provide quality financial services to our esteemed local and international clients, keeping their needs at the centre of our ethos; going the extra mile to efficiently and effectively assist them in growing and fulfilling their business and personal needs.

Peter Griffiths – Managing and Tax Director
Peter Griffiths
Managing and Tax Director, Griffiths + Associates