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Trusts course for 2019 to kick off on 23 April

The IFSP Foundation Certificate in Trusts Law and Management course for 2019 is set to start on 23 April 2019. This year, the course will kick off with Prof Meryl Thomas who will again handle the lectures on General Principles. The remainder of the 25 lectures...

Malta continues to be one of the fastest growing economies in the EU

The Ministry for Finance welcomes the latest GDP data published by the NSO which showed that the Maltese economy grew by 6.6 per cent in 2018, securing its position as one of the fastest growing economies in the EU.   “Malta’s economic growth for 2018 exceeded expectations...

Diane Bugeja

            Dr Diane Bugeja practices primarily in financial services law, financial regulation and anti-money laundering regulation, providing advice to local and overseas clients on the impact of the current and forthcoming regulatory regime on their business models. Diane also advises clients on the regulatory aspects of...

170 attend IFSP conference

The IFSP's conference for 2019 was held at the Xara Lodge on Monday, 25 February, and was very well attended: in all some 170 practitioners followed and participated in at lease some of the discussions. This year, besides updates on developments in areas such as...

Introducing AML for VFA Issuers

Essential preparation for prospective MLROs working with VFA Issuers course running on 14 and 18 March, 2019 Crunch time for issuers of Virtual Financial Assets has arrived. Issuers need licenses and authorisations, and among the requirements imposed by the MFSA is the need for each issuer to...

IFSP Conference moved to 25 February

The IFSP's conference for 2019 has been moved to Monday, 25 February 2019. It will be held, as in previous years, at Xara Lodge outside Rabat. This year's conference is titled Striking a balance for financial services - regulation and competitiveness. The themes to be discussed deal...

The new board game: governance, transparency and strategic planning

Company directors play a pivotal role in the governance of an organisation. The role is carried out primarily through the control of two key factors that ultimately determine the success of the entity: strategy planning and execution.  On the one hand, the Directors’ role in...

IFSP to hold course for prospective VFA Agents

The new Virtual Financial Assets Act will come into force this October, making Malta the first jurisdiction to create a regulated space for virtual assets, cryptocurrencies and other finance-related activities mediated through distributed ledger technologies like blockchain. A newly regulated area needs licensed operators and service...

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