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Who’s Who: Malta’s Top Custody & Depository Services Companies

With the fund industry being the bedrock of Malta’s International Finance Centre’s success, a number of custodians and depositories have set up operations on the islands; however, there is room for more.

Fund custody is one area that needs to see substantial growth if Malta wants to expand its asset management sector, with only a handful of firms offering custody services. In this article, we look at the companies servicing and supporting Malta’s fund industry.


Bank of Valletta plc

Mario Mallia, Chief Executive Officer

Bank of Valletta is the leading financial services provider in Malta. The Bank serves its clients via an extensive network of branches offering personal solutions to retail customers; Business and Trade Finance Centres dedicated to SMEs; regional Investment Centres providing tailored advice to personal clients; a Premium Banking Centre offering high-end services to corporate companies and wealth management customers as well as representative offices in Brussels, London and Milan. Additionally, it provides capital market brokerage, fund administration services and structured financial solutions for institutional clients. Bank of Valletta is at the forefront of digital banking, offering customers a vast suite of local and international cards, internet and mobile banking. 



Reyl & Cie (Malta) Ltd

Natacha Ebener

Natacha Ebener, Chief Operations Officer  

REYL & Cie (Malta) Ltd is a cat.4A MFSA licensed entity dedicated to offering Fund Depositary services and Fund Custody activities. It is a 100%-owned subsidiary of REYL & Cie Ltd, an independent banking group with offices worldwide. Developing an innovative approach to banking, the Group serves international entrepreneurs and institutional investors through its Wealth Management, Entrepreneur & Family Office Services, Corporate Advisory & Structuring, Asset Services and Asset Management business lines. Founded in 1973, REYL & Cie Ltd is licensed as a bank in Switzerland and performs its activities under the direct control of the FINMA and the SNB. The Group manages assets in excess of CHF 16 billion and employs more than 200 people.



Sparkasse Bank Malta plc


Paul Mifsud, Managing Director 

Sparkasse Bank Malta plc is a public limited liability company established in Malta in 2000. Born in Austria and present in Malta and Ireland, Sparkasse has been supporting Fund Managers and Administrators for well over 10 years. The Bank is currently servicing 40% of the local market with more than €3.3 billion in assets under custody. The Bank’s core suite of services include Banking, Execution, Settlement, Custody and Depositary Services. The Bank is a direct participant in SEPA and member of SWIFT. It is the second largest Non-Core domestic bank and Custodian in Malta and licensed by the masa and the Central Bank of Ireland for the provision of depositary services to Irish Funds. 



Zarattini International Ltd

Francesco Scotto

Francesco Scotto, Chief Executive Officer 

Zarattini International brings together innovation, alliance and proficiency to offer high value added custody services in Malta. Zarattini International remains at the forefront of innovation while keeping in touch with its roots. The company dares to push boundaries but never lose sight of its responsibilities. Zarattini International combines the highest standards with the deepest dedication to its clients’ needs. Integrity, transparency and resourcefulness are the pillars of the organisation. Part of a Swiss financial group with activities in Switzerland, Luxembourg and Malta, the company has built its strong reputation upon reliability, excellent professional competence and transparency. Zarattini International has a long history of providing reliable local and global custody services to a variety of clients, including asset managers and private and institutional investors.



Citco Custody Limited

Dolfin Asset Services Limited

Swissquote Financial Services (Malta) Ltd



Want to Know More? 

Find out more about the upcoming edition of the CountryProfiler Malta Report, the most influential publication on doing business and investing in Malta. To participate in this report, contact Garvan Keating on +356 99252229 or keating@countryprofiler.com.


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