CSB Advocates to participate in the 4th Annual Malta Fund Conference – AIFMD – One Year After


CSB Advocates will be participating in this year’s 4th Annual Malta Fund Conference entitled ‘AIFMD – One Year After – Implications for Funds, Managers & Service Providers.’ The event will be taking place on the 18th and 19th of September at the Hilton Hotel in Malta. CSB Advocates Managing Partner Dr Andrew J Zammit will be a key panellist during the event.

Malta has been elected the favoured Hedge Fund jurisdiction in Europe in 2013. The Malta Financial Service Authority (MFSA) has in fact been very active in meeting AIFMD requirements. The conference will provide a practical insight to the regulator’s approach to AIFMD and will cover practitioners’ key concerns.

As most asset managers and service providers are busy responding tactically to implement AIFMD and comply with regulations, this event is a great opportunity to keep abreast of the latest developments and engage with regulator and best in-class experts to address the strategic issues ahead. This is a very well-regarded annual event that involves industry experts who are very well-prepared to deliver highly technical, useful and practical insights to operate under AIFMD.

The event aims to attract Fund Promoters, Fund Managers, Fund Accountants, Investment Managers, Head of Operations, Conducting Officers, Head of Product Development, Fund Administrators, Head of Business Development, Custodians, Lawyers, Legal Departments, Risk Managers, Fund Compliance & Reporting, Internal Auditors and External Auditors.

An AIFMD Helpdesk was launched on CSB Advocates’ website last year to answer any questions related to the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), a pan-European Directive intended to target EU based alternative investment fund managers (“AIFMs”) that manage one or more AIFs, non-EU based AIFMs that manage one or more EU based AIFs and non-EU based AIFMs that market one or more AIFs in the EU.

The purpose of this HelpDesk is to provide preliminary guidance and assistance to asset managers, fund managers and self-managed investment funds about the impact that the AIFMD provisions will have on their organisational set-up, operations, procedures and controls, with a particular focus on the procedures and practicalities of Malta’s regulatory framework.