In recent years, Malta has proven itself to be a highly favourable jurisdiction from which to operate a variety of investment funds. Backed by a highly experienced Financial Services Team, AE offers comprehensive legal services to collective investment schemes and investment service providers who provide their services to such schemes, including fund managers, administrators and custodians, giving in-depth legal advice designed to help progress your business.
AE is able to assist with the registration of Professional Investment Funds (PIFs), retail funds including UCITS and other regulated entities such as hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital and property funds.
Funds in Malta may benefit from a 0 per cent rate of tax. Asset managers, fund administrators, investment advisors and other financial service operators may seek to be licensed in Malta, and having obtained their licence can passport their services throughout the European Union. There is also an attractive personal taxation regime for employees of licensed companies with tax capped at 15%. Malta’s popularity is connected with its relatively low set up and running costs, little bureaucracy, fast turnaround, low minimum investment levels and unparalleled access to the regulator with an EU member state. AE offers all related services including company registration, drafting of the offer document, obtaining of a licence, provision of local directors, key officials and MLROs.