Black Swans turn Grey: How Finance Structures Can Help Businesses Triumph During Troubled Times


Professional and private client investors face a bewildering array of structures in which to hold assets and they vary in terms of flexibility, tax efficiency and ease of access. In uncertain times such as these, jurisdictions are understandably keen to promote structures that are fit for purpose for a range of investors and which are robust legally and financially. It is all the more important to put structures under the microscope, and this Breakfast Briefing brings together experts to do just that.

This event examines structures such as professional investor funds, securitisation vehicles, trusts, foundations, aviation and maritime-related structures, and developments such as Malta’s Family Business Act, introduced into law at the start of this year.


  • 08:15 – 09:00 – Networking & registration
  • 09:00 – 09:15 – keynote address: Kenneth Farrugia (Finance Malta Chairman)
  • 09:15 – 10:00 – Panel 1: Asset Holding Structures
  • 10:00 – 10:45 – Panel 2: Private Wealth Structures
  • 10:45 – 11:30 – Networking


Date and Time

Date: Tuesday 31st October • 2017
Time: 8:15 am – 11:30 am


TBC - London

Address: London, EC2Y 9HT

Keynote Speakers

Kenneth Farrugia



Kenneth Farrugia is the current Chairman of FinanceMalta, Malta's national promotional body for financial services, and also serves as Chairman of the Malta Funds Industry Association. He is also the Chairman of Malita Investments plc which is listed on the Malta Stock Exchange.

Kenneth joined Bank of Valletta plc (BOV), Malta's largest banking group, in 1985 and has since occupied various positions within the Bank. Kenneth currently holds the post of Chief Business Development Officer at Bank of Valletta plc and sits on the Group's Management Board. Kenneth is amongst others responsible for the improvement of the Bank’s market position, as well as the achievement of financial growth and long-term strategic business goals.