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RT - Malta Opalesque Round Table (2)

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Published by: Opalesque Publications on Mar 27, 2012
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Opalesque 2010 Roundtable Series Sponsor:
 
OPALESQUEROUNDTABLESERIES2010|MALT2
Cover Photo: Harborside Msida, Malta
Editor’s Note
DearReader,Malta,asahedgefundjurisdiction,hasbeenexpandinginthelastfewyears,andavoidedthecontractionsufferedbymanyduringthecreditcrisis.Infact,fromabout4registeredfundsin2004,thestatenowhasmorethan400.Maltausedtobeanoffshorecentre,butitsadhesiontotheEuropeanUniontransformeditintoanonshorecentreandatpresentitsgovernmentanditsfinancialregulatorareworkinghardtosupportthefinancialindustryandtopromotetheRepublicasanattractivelocationforfinanciers.Inapopulationofaround400,000,manyMalteseacquirefinancialservicesskillsatuniversity,andmanygainexperienceabroadbeforemovingbacktoitswarmMediterraneanshores.Theislands-state,locatednotfarfromSicily,isalsocurrentlyattractingmanyforeignfinancialexperts,asEnglishisoneofthetwoofficiallanguages(thefirstbeingMaltese).InthefirstOpalesqueRoundtableinMalta,findoutwhyandhow:EU membership is working out for MaltaMore managers and funds are setting up domicile in MaltaThe UCITS revolution will also take place in MaltaMaltese authorities continue to create an attractive environment for investorsMalta, as a European domicile, differentiates from Luxembourg and Dublin Attracting quality funds is better than attracting a quantity of themMalta saw no bank failures during the financial crisisMalta’s financial body, the MFSA, authorizes and supervises the industry, and meets each participantThe role of the financial services industry in Malta’s GDPThe Maltese funds industry is expected to grow externally Malta is not regarded as a tax havenRepatriation is important for its industry The Roundtable took place in late October 2010 at the offices of Malta Financial Services Authority,and included the following experts:Ronnie Tanti,Chief Risk Off 
 
icer, ML CapitalPiotr Skoczylas,Mana
 
ging Director and Fund Mana
 
ger, Scotchstone Capital Fund LtdProf. J. V. Bannister,Chairman, Malta Financial Ser 
 
 v 
 
ices Authority (
 
MFSA)James Sanders,Mana
 
ging Director, Plan B Funding Ltd (
 
Malta)Joseph Taus
 
sig,Founder, Taus
 
sig Capit
 
al AGRaymond Busutti
 
l,Managing Director, I
 
IG Bank (Malta) LtdMany thanks to our 2010 Roundtable Series sponsors Taussig Capital and Custom House Group.Enjoy “listening in” to the 2010 Opalesque Malta Roundtable!Benedicte GravrandSenior News Editor – Opalesque Ltd.gravrand@opalesque.com
 
OPALESQUE ROUND TABLE SERIES 2010 | MALTA 3
Participant Profiles
(LEFT TO RIGHT, STANDING FIRST)
Noel Vella (guest), Raymond Busuttil, Joseph Taussig, James Sanders, Benedicte GravrandRonnie Tanti, Piotr Skoczylas, Prof. J. V. Bannister 

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