How Malta offers fund managers a cost-effective solution to overcome Brexit uncertainty
With Brexit due to be finalized in the next nine months, picking the right EU jurisdiction has become a key strategic consideration, both for established hedge fund managers and start-up managers, who need a "Plan B" to ensure continued use of passporting rights to distribute their funds to EU investors.
This is likely to prove beneficial to EU fund jurisdictions such as Malta, which continues to experience growth of its funds industry, not just on the fund licensing side but, increasingly, the number of AIFMs being set up on the island.
As the following report, "Malta in a post-Brexit world", will detail, UK fund managers need a clear sense of what Malta can offer and why it should be regarded as a viable solution to EU fund structuring and distribution. What, for example, does Malta's service provider network look like? What does it offer from a fund structuring and distribution perspective and what is it like working with the Malta's financial regulator, the MFSA?
In short, the report provides a brief snapshot on why Malta should be regarded as a genuine jurisdictional choice for any managers looking for a cost-effective solution to overcome Brexit uncertainty.
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