Malta’s reputation as a European Fund domicile is increasing very swiftly, as a large number of funds are choosing to set up on the island.

Over the last couple of years, Malta has established itself as a fund domicile of international repute, serving domestic, European and international markets.

The fund sector is the fastest growing financial sector in Malta. In 1995 there were only 5 licensed Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) in Malta, and by 2012, this number has grown to more than 500.

Below is an interesting snap shot of the local fund sector.

Domiciled Funds Total519
NAV PIFs€5.3 billion
Professional Investor Funds (PIF)407
NAV UCITS€1.7 billion
NAV Non-UCITS€0.8 billion
Funds listed on the MSE30
Foreign Based22
Recognised Fund Administrators24
Recognised Private CIS2
Fund Managersaprox 20
Net Asset Value (NAV) Total€7.8 billion
Authorisation timeframe2-3 months

Source : Finance Malta