Malta Funds Industry Association   mfia
 
 
Courses and Seminars

Annual Malta Fund Conference

Date: 28 April 2016

Venue: Radisson Blu Resort, St. Julian's

Organised by: Malta Funds Industry Association

 

Press to download the brochure.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   _

Investment Management Services for Pension Schemes established in Malta

 

Date: 17 November 2015

Venue: Malta Stock Exchange

Organised by: Malta Funds Industry Association & FinanceMalta

Press to view programme and register

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II

 

Date: 6 November 2015

Venue: Malta Financial Services Authority

Organised by: IFS Malta

The training course will focus on the following aspects of MIFID II

  • Investor Protection including Client categorization, conflicts of interest, Complaints handling, Communications with investors, segregation of clients money and assets, inducements, Suitability and appropriateness testing
  • Internal Organisational Requirements including product approval process, information security, recording of phone and email communications,
  • Corporate Governance including composition of the board of directors and remuneration requirements  
  • Transaction Reporting and record keeping

Press to view programme and register

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Annual Malta Fund Conference

 

Date: 5 November 2015

Venue: Corinthia Hotel, London

Organised by: Malta Funds Industry Association & FinanceMalta in collaboration with Hedge Funds Review

 

Press to download the brochure.

 

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

FT - 2nd Annual Investment Management Summit Europe 2015 - Risk, return and reinvention in a new investment landscape

 

 

Date: 29 September 2015

Venue: Millennium Mayfair Hotel, London

Organised by: Financial Times (supported by the Malta Funds Industry Association)

Press to dwonload further details.

 

MFIA members will be able to benefits from a 10% discount on this event, press for further details MFIA FT Summit 2015 - MFIA discount

 

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Professional Ethics in the Financial Sector - Ethics Masterclass

 

Date: 11 June 2015

Venue: Malta Financial Services Authority

Organised by: Institute of Financial Services (Malta)

Press to download the brochure and application form.

 

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

AIFMD implementation - experiences, challenges and opportunities

 

Date: 8 May 2015

Venue: Corinthia Hotel, London

Organised by: Malta Funds Industry Association & FinanceMalta in collaboration with Hedge Funds Review

 

Press to download th event brochure

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

5th UCITS Conference 2015

 

Date: 20-21 May 2015

Venue: London

Organised by: Euromoney Legal Forums - Malta Funds Industry Association is a Supporting Partner

Euromoney Legal Forums is pleased to announce the 2015 UCITS Conference, a high level forum with expert debate and discussion on the very latest developments on UCITS regulation and the implications it will have for the market. Now in its 5th year, this highly regarded event is a must attend for many in the industry with speakers including policy makers, fund managers, depositaries and recognised industry experts sharing their insights and analysis on regulatory developments in the UCITS space.
Come with questions and leave with answers and in-depth knowledge on:

- How the latest round of UCITS regulation is likely to impact on product development and distribution

- Whether proposed changes to depositary liabilities, remuneration and administration sanctions under UCITS V will serve to improve investor protection

- What UCITS VI should include. Is it too early to make decisions on this before UCITS V is implemented?

- What the future holds for UCITS and ETFs, following the latest guidance from ESMA

- How fund managers are choosing between AIFM Directive and UCITS


Ensure your organisation is fully up to speed with how the rest of the industry is assessing and evaluating the key legislative developments.

To ensure you are fully briefed by the experts, book your place now at Euromoney Legal Forums’ UCITS 2015 conference.

 

Press to download the conference brochure. MFIA members will be able to benefits from a 10% discount on this event.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Fund Administration Course

 

Dates & Time: 8, 9, 14 16, 21, 23, 28 & 30 April 2015, 5.00pm-7.30pm

Venue: Malta Financial Services Authority

Organised by: IFS Malta & Apex Fund Services - Malta Funds Industry Association is a Supporting Partner

 

Overview:

The course is designed to equip delegates with a clear understanding of the fund administration industry and the role of related service providers. The course will cover the administrator’s duties and responsibilities from the set up phase of the scheme to the actual running of the related funds after being licensed by the authority. The contents of the course will look into both the regulatory and practical aspects of the industry. This will include details of the setup documents for both the scheme and sub-funds; transfer agency services and related anti money laundering requirements; Net Asset Value (NAV) calculations including details on the contents of financial statements; and reporting duties as required by the local authorities.

By the end of the course participants will have greater understanding of the fund administrator’s role within the industry and increased confidence in liaising with other service providers on related matters.

 

Target Audience:

The course is suitable for anyone who would like to start a career in the fund administration business – students who just finished their studies or other individuals who are just looking to change their career path. This course will aslo serve as a refresher for professionals in the industry such as Fund Administrators, Fund Managers, Custody Auditors and Lawyers who would like to have a refresher on the basics of fund administration.

 

CPE Hrs:

This course has been accredited with 18 hours of structured CPE qualifying for the attainment of Core Competencies in terms of the Accountancy Board’s CPE Scheme and Accreditation Rules.

 

Press to download the course brochure.

 

 

AIFMD - Beyond the Headlines

Date & Time: 9 July 2013 at 3 pm

Venue: Malta Stock Exchange

Organised by: Malta Funds Industry Association and FinanceMalta

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is one of a package of measures drawn up by the European Commission to regulate financial services in the wake of the global financial crisis. Its aim is to establish a harmonised regulatory framework for monitoring and supervising the perceived risks posed by alternative investment funds. This includes all previously unregulated funds such as private equity and hedge funds, real estate funds, commodity funds, infrastructure funds and other types of institutional fund. Rather than regulate the funds themselves, however, the Directive targets their fund managers.

The Malta Funds Industry Association has launched a series of three Technical Briefs aiming to provide its members with information on the implications of the Directive when considering AIFMD projects. The Association jointly with FinanceMalta is organising an Educational Clinic wherein a panel of experts on this Directive will present the content of the above mentioned technical briefs focusing on the practical implications of the Directive.

This Educational Clinic is free for members of the MFIA. The fee for non-members is of €25 per delegate. For more information, please contact Anatoli Grech, the Associations, Executive Secretary on agrech.vfm@bov.com or on 2275 5201.

 

4th Prospectus Directive Conference

 

Date: 24 - 25 September 2013

Venue: Venue will be in Central London and confirmed at a later date.

Organised by: EuroMoney Legal Forums

Are you fully up to date with all the latest developments on the Prospectus Directive?

Euromoney Legal Forums  is pleased to present its 4th Annual Prospectus Directive conference, a key forum for regulators, issuers and intermediaries and their advisors to come together to share knowledge, updates and information on how the revised prospectus regime is working in practice.

Many questions remain outstanding around the implementation.  What is the approach of different national competent authorities in interpreting the Directive’s requirements?  What guidance is coming from the EU and ESMA on outstanding questions around final terms, summaries, supplements, disclosure issues and more?

The answers will be provided by the exceptional panel of speakers at this event which includes:

- Vicki Erfurt Larsen, Corporate Finance, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

- Fran?ois Régis Benois, Head of Regulation, Listed Corporates Division, Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), France

- Viola Tilanus, Senior Supervision Officer, Securities Offerings & Takeover Bids Division, Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets

- Rosemary Hanna, Head of Corporate Finance and Client Assets, Central Bank of Ireland

- Wolf von Kopp-Colomb, Head of Section, Securities Supervision/Asset management, BaFin

As well as key representatives from Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Luxembourg Stock Exchange, Deutsche Bank, Linklaters, the International Capital Markets Association, the Irish Stock Exchange, Allen & Overy, APCIMs and many more.

 

The 5th AIFM Directive Conference

 

Date: 26 - 27 September 2013

Venue: Venue will be in Central London and confirmed at a later date.

Organised by: EuroMoney Legal Forums

July 22nd 2013 is the deadline for the AIFM Directive to be implemented into national law.  The changes demanded by the Directive will have huge implications for the industry and how it operates on a day to day basis. Yet, despite 4 years of consultation, controversy and debate, many crucial details of the legislation are still far from clear.

- Are you fully up to speed on the requirements around capital, delegation, depositories, transparency and disclosure

- How will you manage any potential conflicts of interest?

- Have you put in place procedures for the valuation of fund assets, and for risk management?

The answers will be provided by the exceptional panel of speakers at this event which includes:

- Martina Kelly, Head of Investment Funds Team, Markets Policy Division, Central Bank of Ireland

- Frédéric Pelese, Deputy Head of Asset Management Regulation Division, Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), France

- Thomas Neumann, Head of Investment Supervision, BaFin

- Christopher Buttigieg, Deputy Director Securities & Markets Supervision Unit, Malta Financial Services Authority

- Marco Boogaard, Manager, Alternative Investment Fund Managers Team, Strategy, Policy & International Affairs Division, Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets

Plus senior representatives from: BNP Paribas Securities Services, Equistone Partners Europe Limited, PineBridge Investments, BlackRock, Hermes Fund Manager, AFG, Citi Transaction Services, Société Generale Securities Services, Dechert LLP and many more.

 

UCITS 2013 Conference

Date: 22 - 23 May 2013

Venue: Venue will be in Central London and confirmed at a later date.

Organised by: EuroMoney Legal Forums

The conference will provide a complete guide to the key regulatory developments and their implications for UCITS including:

- UCITS V measures including depositary liabilities and obligations, administrative sanctions, remuneration policies and delegation

- How industry leaders are working to achieve compliance with increasing levels of EU and national legislation impacting on UCITS funds

- Whether complex and non-complex UCITS need to be separated by legislation? Are ‘Newcits’ affecting the brand reputation of UCITS

- How cross border fund marketing is working under UCITS IV. To what extent are private placement regimes still being used?

- What UCITS VI should include and when it should be introduced.

Press to download the conference brochure. MFIA members will be able to benefits from a 10% discount on this event.

 

2nd Annual Malta Fund Servicing Conference - Implications for Fund Services Under AIFM & UCITS IV Directives 

Date: 28-29 March 2012

Venue: Radisson Blu, St. Julian's Malta

Organised by: Management Global Information - MGI

This year's conference will address the operational implications for fund services under the AIFM and UCITS Directives as both regimes are reaching Level II and III

The conference will discuss:

- AIFMD – Implications for Hedge Fund Managers

- AIFMD / UCITS IV – Implications for Administrators

- AIFMD / UCITS IV – The Distributors Perspective

- AIFMD / UICTS IV – Implications for Depositaries

Press to read more 

 

FinanceMalta 5th Annual Conference

Date: 18 May 2012

Venue: To be announced

Organised by: FinanceMalta

The purpose of the conference is to provide financial services practitioners and entities with a unique opportunity to connect with developments taking place in the financial services sector worldwide in order to achieve a high level of excellence in their day-to-day work practices and methodologies. 

The conference will discuss:
- Regulatory issues
- Economic issues
- Recent developments in banking, insurance, securities, corporate governance and anti-money laundering
- Operational trends in the industry

Press to read more