Malta Asset Management Forum 2021

Sixth edition

2 December 2021 | Hilton Malta, Portomaso, St. Julians

The sixth edition of the Malta Asset Management Forum will be held at the Hilton Malta, Portomaso, St. Julians, Malta on 2 December 2021.

This year’s forum will follow the same format as in previous years, with topics of interest to the asset management community being discussed in a concise manner.

Topics of discussion, amongst others, will be:

  • The MFSA’s supervisory priorities for the asset management sector
  • The FIAU’s response to Malta’s grey listing
  • ESG and fintech: Shaping the future of investments
  • Emerging stronger

Registrations to the Malta Asset Management Forum will start at 13:00 CET and the event will conclude with networking drinks at 18:30 CET. A detailed programme will be made available shortly.

In view of current health and safety protocols, we are only able to accept a limited number of guests. At present, this is limited to the first 100 registrations! Register now to reserve your place.

We look forward to seeing you there.



Date: 2 December 2021

Time: 13:00 - 18:30 CET

Location: The Hilton Malta, Portomaso, St. Julians, Malta (view map)

CPE: This event has been accredited with 4 hours of structured CPE qualifying under Core competency as per the Accountancy Board Accreditation Rules.


To reserve your place, kindly fill in the registration form.

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Thursday, 02 December 2021





Event introduction:

Dr. Andre Zerafa – Managing Partner, Ganado Advocates 



Keynote speech: 

Joe Gavin – CEO, MFSA



Presentation: MFSA’s supervisory priorities for the asset management sector

Dr. Christopher P. Buttigieg - Chief Officer Supervision, MFSA



Presentation: AML considerations for the asset management & fund industry

Dr. Jonathan Phyall – Senior Manager Legal Affairs, FIAU



Panel discussion: How will ESG shape the future of investments?


Moderator: Przemyslaw Koger – Director and Head of Relationship Management Malta



Dr. Nick Curmi – Partner, Ganado Advocates

Matthew Xuereb – Financial Advisory Director, Deloitte

Steve Ellul – Policy Advisor, Ministry of Energy, Enterprise and Sustainable Development

Lisa Vella – CEO, HSBC Global Asset Management (Malta) Ltd.



Coffee break



Panel discussion: Can Malta be a centre for fintech operators?


Moderator: Brian Zarb Adami – CEO, CyberSift



Herman Ciappara – Head of FinTech Supervision, MFSA

Nick Calamatta – Co-CEO, Calamatta Cuschieri

Dr. Leonard Bonello – Partner, Ganado Advocates

Jonathan Bowman – CTO, OpenPayD

Ruzbeh Bacha – CEO, CityFALCON



Presentation: Tax update

Craig Schembri – Director, Deloitte

Dr. Christopher Bergedahl – Senior Manager, Deloitte



Panel discussion: Emerging stronger


Moderator: James Farrugia – Partner, Ganado Advocates



Michael Bianchi – Director, Deloitte

Chris Casapinta - Country Executive, AlterDomus

Dr. Christopher P. Buttigieg - Chief Officer Supervision, MFSA

Dr. Andre Zerafa – MP, Ganado Advocates

Rudolph Psaila – Chairman, FinanceMalta

Kenneth Farrugia – Chairman, MASA



Concluding remarks




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