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The Malta Asset Servicing Association

The genesis of the Malta Asset Service Association (hereinafter “MASA”) goes back to 22 September 2003 by two of its current members, HSBC Global Asset Management (Malta) Limited and Valletta Fund Management Limited. At the time, the MASA was known as the Malta Investment Management Association and, initially, it represented the common interests of fund managers. Following Malta’s accession to the European Union on 1 May 2004, the industry witnessed an increased interest by international fund promoters to domicile their funds in Malta.

Active Members

Fund Managers

  • CALAMATTA CUSCHIERI INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
  • FMG (MALTA) LTD
  • JESMOND MIZZI FINANCIAL SERVICES LT
  • HSBC GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT (MALTA) LTD

Fund Administrators

  • ALTER DOMUS
  • AMICORP FUND SERVICES LTD
  • BOV Fund Services
  • CC FUNDS SERVICES
  • CALAMATTA CUSCHIERI INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
  • FEXSERV FUND SERVICES LTD
  • TRIDENT FUND SERVICES (MALTA) LIMITED
  • GAEL FUND SERVICES MALTA LIMITED

Advisory Firms

  • BE. LEGAL ADVOCATES
  • FINCO  TREASURY MANAGEMENT LTD
  • KPMG
  • RISKCAP INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
  • PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS

Depositories

  • REYL & CIE (MALTA) LTD
  • SPARKASSE BANK MALTA PLC
  • SWISSQUOTE FINANCIAL SERVICES (MALTA) LTD
  • DOLFIN ASSET SERVICES  LIMITED

Law Firms

  • BE. LEGAL ADVOCATES
  • CAMILLERI PREZIOSI ADVOCATES
  • DF ADVOCATES
  • GANADO SERVICES LIMITED

Stockbrokers

  • CALAMATTA CUSCHIERI & CO LTD
  • JESMOND MIZZI FINANCIAL SERVICES LTD
  • RIZZO FARRUGIA & CO (STOCKBROKERS) ltd.
  • Lombard Bank

Audit Firms

  • KPMG
  • PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS
  • MAZARS MALTA

Collective Investment Schemes

  • MZ INVESTMENTS

 Investment Management

  • AUM ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED

risk and compliance 

  • RMC WISE

Custodians and Depositories 

  • DOLFIN ASSET SERVICES  LIMITED

Why Join us

Malta’s steady economic growth can be accredited to its strong banking and financial regulations. These streamlined procedures help companies benefit through reduced bureaucracy and regulatory fees. In Malta, financial regulation is studied thoroughly to ensure that it is risk-based and meets all regulatory objectives. This is done in such a way to not to inhibit growth and innovation. Due to sound policymaking and a pro-business environment, many global financial service companies have found opportunities in Malta.

Benefits
Our asset management teams provide our asset managers with a full suite of corporate services while remaining aligned with the goals of the investors.
Opportunities
By offering commercial finance that more small businesses can access in more communities, we support the development of financial independence, jobs and wealth creation for the long term.
Statistics
MASA is characterised by a strong regulatory framework combined with Malta’s openness to the world and strategic location, has attracted international banks, insurance companies, investment fund promoters and specialist service providers.

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Managed from outside Malta
Managed in Malta
Self-managed
Administered in Malta
Administered from outside Malta

Why Malta

Malta’s steady economic growth can be accredited to its strong banking and financial regulations. These streamlined procedures help companies benefit through reduced bureaucracy and regulatory fees. In Malta, financial regulation is studied thoroughly to ensure that it is risk-based and meets all regulatory objectives. This is done in such a way to not to inhibit growth and innovation. Due to sound policymaking and a pro-business environment, many global financial service companies have found opportunities in Malta.

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Easy to Reach
By air, main European hubs and North Africa can be reached in two to three hours.
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Well Regulated & Business Friendly
Malta offers investors a
secure and transparent
environment in which
to start or expand a
business.
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EU Member State:
Passporting rights for services and companies.
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Schengen Zone:
Malta is part of the Schengen area, which allows travel between member states without internal border controls.