About MASA
What we stand for

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, 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.

The strong growth of the industry in these last few years subsequently necessitated that the Association reviews its statute to encompass a wider spectrum of practitioners actively involved in the funds industry.

This was without doubt driven by a number of success factors, which amongst others, included the presence of a comprehensive legal and regulatory framework, cost competitiveness and a professional business environment. As a result of these developments, the Association broadened its remit to represent the interest of fund administrators, following the initiative taken by the main market players at that time to set up specialist fund administration operations and with a clear distinction from fund management business.

The strong growth of the industry in these last few years subsequently necessitated that the Association review its statute to encompass a wider spectrum of practitioners actively involved in the funds industry.

MASA’s primary objective is to act as a channel of communication and to make representations to the Maltese Government and the Malta Financial Services Authority on legislative, regulatory and fiscal matters which amongst others, directly or indirectly, have an effect on the business and/or professional interests of its members.

MASA is also represented on the Financial Services Consultative Council and on the Board of Governors of FinanceMalta, a Foundation which was set up between the Industry and the Government of Malta with the core remit to promote Malta’s financial services industry in and outside Malta. MASA is a full member of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA).

OUR MISSION
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Our mission is to aid our investors – no matter how large or small – achieve their financial goals.

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Using proven successes in identifying and partnering with quality, high-alpha asset managers; offering high-grade investments; and achieving results through a powerful distribution footprint.

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Forming management teams that are passionate about putting money to work in places where it can make a big difference.

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Using our extensive experience in the fields of fund management, asset finance, invoice finance and project finance to fulfill the financial needs of our extensive client base.

ACTIVE MEMBERS
Fund Managers
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Fund Administrators
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Advisory Firms
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Depositaries
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Law Firms
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Stockbroker
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Audit Firms
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Collective Investment Schemes
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MALTA
The Domicile at Glance

Internationally Well-Connected

Double taxation treaties with 70 countries, and counting
5% GDP growth in 2016 & one of the lowest unemployment rates in the EU, at 4.2%, (Jan. 2017).

An increasingly Attractive Destination

Highly Educated Workforce

Political stability coupled with unanimous political support for the country’s position as an international financial centre
A banking sector, composed of a combination of solid and reliable Maltese banks and major international banks, providing the highest standards of service to corporate and private clients

Robust & Resilient Banking Sector

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Top-notch telecommunications infrastructure and support services by professionals with a ‘can do’ attitude
High Quality of life & English Speaking

English Speaking, Premium Lifestyle

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our organisation has expanded and developed over the years
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Anabel Mifsud
Chairperson