The IFSM will potentially lead to the internationalisation of the Malta Stock Exchange and the attraction to Malta of even more world recognised and established brands that operate in the financial services sector.
Joe Bannister, Chairman of the Malta Financial Services Authority, says the financial services sector needs to brace itself for more centralised and integrated financial supervision at EU level. Despite this, he thinks that the opportunity for Malta to position itself as an innovative finance hub has never been greater, and blockchain technology could play a key role in the finance centre’s future.
Malta's Individual Investor Programme (IIP) is the only citizenship programme in the European Union that has been recognised by the European Commission. MaltaProfile met with Stuart MacFeeters, Managing Partner at Henley & Partners, to find out more about the IIP.
Paris, London and New York define cosmopolitan living at its best and are home to the most ethnically diverse populations. While Malta is not as fast-paced as these metropolises, there aren’t many places in the world that make it so easy for foreigners to feel at home. Malta’s international outlook and its fast-growing economy, combined with a lifestyle that comes with the Mediterranean environment, are attracting people from all over the world to work and live on the island. In addition to offering the common routes to residency and citizenship, in Malta foreigners can also take advantage of special residency programmes, as well as a citizenship-by-investment programme.
Venture capital firm Ariadne Capital has recently relocated their HQ from London to Malta following the acquisition of Portcullis Asset Management. MaltaProfile met with CEO and Founder Julie Meyer to discuss the hot topics within venture capital, investments and disruptive technology.
iGaming companies should further strengthen the level of communication within the industry on governance matters, highlighting processes and procedures they have in place to manage the various risks posed by this sector, says Kenneth Farrugia, Chief Business Development Officer at Bank of Valletta.