Reimagined, renewed and refashioned: Malta is transforming its finance centre and unlocking a wave of new opportunities. The Malta strategy is to outmanoeuvre incumbent finance centres by harnessing its nimbleness and coupling it with digital financial innovation to deliver new product lines and a path to faster and more sustainable growth.
Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna inaugurated the launch of three bond indices by the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE). The MSE Corporate Bonds Total Return Index, the Malta Government Stocks Total Return Index and the MSE Balanced Bonds Total Return Index.
Regulation is an important component of a finance centre's success, but at the core, Malta’s finance sector needs increased focus on good governance, and not overregulation, says Dr Priscilla Mifsud-Parker.
Maintaining the integrity of Malta's economic citizenship programme is perhaps the greatest challenge that the country faces, writes Parliamentary Secretary for Reforms, Citizenship and Simplification of Administrative Processes Julia Farrugia Portelli.
Residence-by-investment and citizenship-by-investment programmes have played a direct role in boosting a country’s economy in the majority of instances, says Roderick Cutajar, CEO of the Malta Residency Visa Agency (MRVA).
The investment migration industry is going through an exciting growth phase that is not without its challenges. One of the industry’s biggest issues is that it is still largely unregulated, says Dr Christian Kälin, Group Chairman and CEO of Henley & Partners.
Malta’s Individual Investor Programme (IIP) is the first CBI programme in the EU to be endorsed by the European Commission. It is considered to have the best due diligence procedures in the industry. Jonathan Cardona, CEO of the Malta Individual Investor Programme Agency, shares his thoughts on best practice in the investment migration industry.