FinanceMalta 13th Annual Conference 2020
Very professionally organized. Panels always provide insight for further thinking and reflection for further solutions and partnerships
Delegate at the 2019 FinanceMalta Annual Conference
Very insightful, founding on all aspects of financing and innovation for finance in a fast-changing scenario.
Leonie Aquilina Xuereb, Ministry for Foreign Affairs & Trade Promotion
An event full of experts, insights and way forward for the future
Maysam Risvi, Effinity
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Registered conference delegates will be eligible for CPE hours: 4 Core, 2.75 Professional Development
13 October 2020
14:30 – 14:35 Introduction by FinanceMalta chairman – Rudolph Psaila
14:35 – 15:20 Session 1: MALTA’S VISION FOR THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY
Hon. Robert Abela – Prime Minister of Malta (video)
PANEL SESSION: Moderated by Deborah Webster, Co-Founder & CEO AMANIcircle
Hon. Clayton Bartolo – Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry for Finance and Financial Services
Hon. Kristy Debono – Member of the Opposition
Rudolph Psaila – Chairman, FinanceMalta
Joseph Cuschieri – CEO, MFSA
Wayne Pisani – President, IFSP
15:30 – 17:00 Session 2: AML: THE NAME OF THE GAME?
15:30 – 16:20 Panel 1: Moderated by Federica Taccogna – Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting
This session will provide a comparative overview of the CoE’s countries’ compliance with the AML regulations. What is Moneyval doing to address any deficiencies? Have such actions been successful? Are smaller countries in a more difficult position vis-a-vis the bigger ones?
Igor Nebyvaev – Executive Secretary of MONEYVAL (video)
Ilze Znotina – Head of Financial Intelligence Unit Latvia
Liliya Gelemerova – Senior Financial Crime Advisor, Head of Transactions Monitoring and Investigations/UKFIU, DMLRO, Director at Commerzbank
Alfred Camilleri – Chairman, National Coordinating Committee on Combating Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism, Malta
16:20 – 17:00 Panel 2: Moderated by Aidan Larkin – Partner, Asset Reality
Following the MONEYVAL, GRECO and other reports on Malta, our country expressed its ambition and commitment to upgrade its Regulatory, Supervisory and Enforcement resources to, not only satisfy international requirements, but also because it firmly believes that the way forward for each country is to have clean business.
Christopher P. Buttigieg – Chief Officer, MFSA
Kenneth Farrugia – Director, FIAU
Alexandra Mamo – Assistant Commissioner of Police, Financial Crimes Investigations Department
Helga Buttigieg Debono – Executive Head, National Coordinating Committee on Combating Money Laundering & Funding of Terrorism, Malta
17:00 – 17:15 Conclusion by FinanceMalta
14 October 2020
14:30 – 14:35 Introduction by FinanceMalta chairman, Rudolph Psaila
14:35 – 15:20 Session 3: SUSTAINABLE FINANCE: ASSUMING RESPONSIBILITY
Video message: Michael R. Bloomberg – Founder, Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies and 108th Mayor of New York City
PANEL SESSION: Moderated by Simone Giudici – Application Specialist, Bloomberg
Malta was the country that brought to the attention of the world the need to take climate change as an international responsibility at the UN level. The European Green Deal is the new growth strategy launched by the European Commission with the aim of attaining a sustainable financial system as a long term investment. In this regard, the financial services sector must assume social, environmental and developmental responsibility.
Carlos Joly – Fellow CISL, Cambridge University, Former Chair UNEP FI, Co-Chair Expert Group that drafted UN PRI, and CEO of a fund manager
David Uzsoki – Senior Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Simon Zammit – CEO, Malta Stock Exchange
Malcolm Falzon – Partner, Camilleri Preziosi Advocates
15:30 – 16:30 Session 4: TAX: QUO VADIS?
PANEL SESSION: Moderated by Juanita Brockdorff – Tax Partner, KPMG Malta
A number of global reports, international discussions and legal requirements such as DAC6 and Pillar II show that taxation in most countries will experience a transformation. In this session we will hear first hand from the leading tax experts in Malta what discussions are being held at international and European fora, and what Malta can do to keep its tax system attractive, while at the same time, keep in line with regulation and best practice.
Aldo Farrugia – Director General (Legal & International), Office of the Commissioner for Revenue, Malta
Ramona Piscopo – Tax Partner, Piscopartners
Geraldine Schembri – Partner, EMCS
John Vella – Associate Professor of Tax Law, University of Oxford
16:20 – 16:30 Conclusion by FinanceMalta
15 October 2020
14:30 – 14:35 Introduction by FinanceMalta chairman, Rudolph Psaila
14:35 – 15:15 Session 5: INNOVATION IN THE NEW DECADE
(Pre-recorded) What kind of Innovation are we likely to experience in the New Decade? How will this impact countries within the European Union? Who are the leaders in Innovation and what is the formula to achieve this? What has Malta been doing in order to lead the way in Financial, Insurance and Regulatory Technology? Where do we stand today? And what is the way forward?
Moderator: Vanessa Macdonald – Communications Coordinator, Central Bank of Malta
Speakers: Michael Xuereb – Chief Officer, Strategy, Policy and Innovation, MFSA
Stephen McCarthy – CEO, MDIA
Dana Farrugia – CEO, Tech.MT
Video: Innovation Hub by Central Bank of Malta:
Moving Forward: the Central Bank of Malta’s Payment Hub
The Central Bank of Malta has introduced a new euro denominated payments infrastructure which will enable it to offer clearing services to credit and financial institutions. The Payments Hub will provide a solution for institutions that were previously dependent on correspondent foreign banks.
15:20 – 16:10 Panel 1 – INNOVATION IN ASSET MANAGEMENT
Asset Management in Malta has, for a number of years, been considered to be a core traditional sector which contributed significantly in Malta’s financial services industry. In this session we will discuss the next steps to make this sector more innovative to keep Malta attractive in this sector in the new decade.
Presentation: Christian Mackintosh – Senior Manager | Wealth &Asset Management | EY, UK [live]
PANEL SESSION: Moderated by Kenneth Farrugia – Governor, FinanceMalta
Christian Mackintosh – Senior Manager| Wealth &Asset Management| EY, UK
Antonia Zammit – CEO, Praude Asset Management
Andre Zerafa – Partner, Ganado Advocates
Hakon Haugnes – CFO/COO, Andurand Capital
16:15 – 17:05 Panel 2 – INSURANCE: NEW OPPORTUNITIES
Notwithstanding the disruptive technology and other factors that are having an impact on Malta’s financial services industry, the insurance industry seems to be the strongest and most stable sector on the island. In this session we will analyse what has made this sector so resilient, and what we can do to make it even more innovative?
Presentation: Javier Baixas Valls – Partner, Strategy& | PwC Madrid
PANEL SESSION: Moderated by Matthew Bianchi – Vice-Chairman, FinanceMalta
Mario Xuereb – Deputy CEO, Lockton European Brokers Limited
Elizabeth Carbonaro – Chairperson, Malta Insurance Managers Association
Javier Baixas Valls – Partner, Strategy&, PwC Madrid
Robert Geraghty – Senior Vice President, International Sales Leader at Marsh Captive Solutions, Marsh UK
17:05 – 17:15 Conclusion by FinanceMalta
Thanks to the following companies who sponsored this year’s FinanceMalta Annual Conference 2020
FTI Consulting is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. Through our breadth of expertise and unparalleled industry experience, we have a tangible impact in helping clients solve their most complex challenges and opportunities.
FTI Consulting’s Financial Services practice specialises in assessing and investigating financial crime concerns on behalf of regulators, enforcement agencies and regulated firms. Our clients rely on our hands-on regulatory and investigatory experience to solve complex financial crime schemes involving a range of jurisdictions worldwide (encompassing the illicit use of shell companies, complex ownership structures and cryptocurrencies, as well as money laundering, terrorist financing, hacking incidents, fraud schemes, ransomware scams and bribery and corruption). We also work closely with governments and regulatory agencies to build and strengthen (intra-)jurisdictional institutions and assist regulated firms with designing and implementing governance, risk and control frameworks to prevent financial crime.
Castille is the professional network in Tech and Financial talent.
Through our specialised digital platform we support clients with certified global software and data teams, permanent recruitment and employer branding.
The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) provides a structure for admission of financial instruments to its recognised lists which may subsequently be traded on a regulated, transparent and orderly secondary marketplace. It also offers a comprehensive range of back–office services including maintenance of share and bond registers, clearing and settlement and custody services through its in-house Central Securities Depository.
Access to the market may be achieved through admission to listing on the Regulated Main Market, or the Institutional Financial Securities Market (IFSM), both of which are regulated by the MFSA and enjoy full passporting rights within the EU. Alternatively, admission to the Malta Stock Exchange is possible the MSE’s SME-oriented market, Prospects MTF, which is regulated by the MSE itself.
The MSE has always been very keen to promote financial literacy in Malta. For this reason, it has set up the Malta Stock Exchange which runs a number of short courses aimed at candidates with different knowledge and financial literacy levels. In the current COVID-19 situation the courses are running online, and an updated schedule of the courses is available on the MSE website
Fairwinds Management Limited is a company formation and administration specialist offering an extensive range of corporate, legal, and accounting services.
As an established and one of the leading professional firms in Malta, Fairwinds Management Limited is formed by a team of highly qualified professional stemming out from a legal, commercial, accountancy and tax practitioners background with vast experience within the financial services industry.
Being a Corporate Services Provider, we provide corporate services to assist clients from the initial stages of Malta company incorporations to the day-to-day running of the business. Such services include administration services, banking introductions, business advisory and tax planning.
Our corporate services are designed to assist both self-employed people and companies operating in all business sectors in terms of budgeting, bookkeeping, management accounts, and more. Clients are also legally assisted by our professionals during any legal requirements for registrations of vessels and aircrafts, iGaming and Betting License registrations, as well as drafting legal opinions and handling mergers and acquisitions.
Ganado Advocates is a leading commercial law firm predominantly servicing international clients doing business through Malta.
Malta Business is a network of professionals which offers business consulting services with the aim to assist clients in the creation, development and organisation of their business in Malta and on international markets, exploiting the potential of the Maltese business accelerator.
BOV Fund Services is Malta’s fund industry pioneer and a fully owned subsidiary of Bank of Valletta plc, Malta’s largest banking group. The Company was set up in 2006 to provide a comprehensive and integrated range of high-end fund administration solutions to the funds industry.
Through the dedication of its highly qualified and professional human resources as well as significant investment in state-of-the-art technology, BOV Fund Services has positioned itself as Malta’s leading fund services provider, with funds under administration representing around 20% of the local market share.
The Company also provides fund managers and promoters from multiple jurisdictions with a one-stop-shop solution in delivering fund structuring and redomiciliation solutions on a turnkey basis, as well as a comprehensive suite of fund administration services including NAV calculation, fund accounting, shareholder registry, regulatory reporting, corporate services, and other ancillary services.
BOV Fund Services Limited is recognised as a Fund Administrator and licensed as a Company Services provider by the Malta Financial Services Authority.
dMTV is a boutique international legal and tax advisory firm based in Singapore, Malta and Vietnam.
dMTV offers legal, corporate and tax services and advisory to companies, funds and private clients, and co-operates with de Masi Taddei Vasoli, an Italian law firm that inherits a three-century old family tradition in the legal profession and almost two decades of exposure to the Asia-Pacific jurisdictions, namely China and Vietnam.
Our assistance covers both complex and routine operations, such as: Mergers and acquisitions; Corporate governance; International tax and structure planning, including trusts and immigration matters; Legal assistance on Fintech, “DLTs”, digital tokens (“VFAs”) and smart contracts; Contracts drafting and reviewing; Legal opinions; Companies and funds incorporations and operations and ancillary services.
Our clients include manufacturing companies, tech start-ups, investment and real-estate funds, management companies, family businesses and high net worth individuals.
We are particularly proud of: having given a holist legal support to close to 100 digital token projects in about two years; our two-decades’ expertise in international contracts, cross-border operations and FDIs, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, were we have assisted, inter alia, major luxury conglomerates and manufacturing companies.
Corporate Gifts Malta Limited
WE ARE “THE MISSING LINK IN CORPORATE ADVERTISING”
We offer a range of around 10,000 products – these can be branded with company logo or corporate colours to create the Unique Personalised Gifts. We have been supporting all kinds of industries such as: Conferences, Hospitality, I-Gaming, Finance, Aviation, IT, Event Companies (DMC & MICE) , Corporate offices, Marketing agencies and many more …. In Corporate Gifts Malta we believe that “There is a Perfect Gift for every Business and Occasion”.
WHAT CAN PROMOTIONAL GIFTS DO FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION?
Promotional gifts keep your name and image in your customer’s minds. Existing customers will stay loyal to your brand returning time and time again. While potential and new customers will be drawn to your brand rather than your competition. Every so often, you will pick up new business when somebody contacts you because they happened to see your name e.g. on a pen. And your customers will have your number handy when recommending you to a friend or colleague.
WHY CHOOSE CORPORATEGIFTSMALTA?
With our experience in the field of Branded Promotional Items, we have the know-how how to serve our clients with a range of products. Our approach is always individual. We are ready to help and support you with tips or suggestions if needed.
If the ‘World of Branding’ is new for you we are here to help you with every step.
Organizing an event in Europe ? We offer DROP SHIPPING! We deliver your products anywhere in the E.U.
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