This information session is targeted at US-based companies wanting to expand their business in the EU. Aimed at firms operating within the US fund management community, the event will bring together funds, fund managers and other professionals within the fund business who want to explore alternative models and understand the opportunities and legal implications such models may have on their current business.


08:30 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 09:10 Welcome Address

09:10 – 09:30 Introducing Malta and its Asset management industry – Kenneth Farrugia, Chairman, FinanceMalta

09:30 – 10:30 Session 1: Marketing to EU Investors
Regulatory considerations for marketing in the EU; Passporting or private placement; Marketing strategy to European investors and reverse solicitation; Onshore presence versus EU member state of reference
Introduction: Andre Zerafa – Partner, GANADO Advocates
Panel: Andre Zerafa – Partner, GANADO Advocates (Moderator)
Joe Vittoria – CEO, Mirabella Financial Services LLP
Adam de Domenico – Founder & CEO, Cordium Malta

10:30 – 10:50 Networking Coffee Break

10:50 – 11:50 Session 2: Setting up Fund Structures in Europe
Legal forms – limited partnerships, SICAVs, investment companies; Types of fund vehicles – PIFs, AIFs, NAIFs; Service provisioning – depositories, administrators, fund managers, auditors
Introduction: Sarah Camilleri – Director, KPMG Malta
Panel: Sarah Camilleri – Director, KPMG Malta (Moderator)
Andre Zerafa – Partner, GANADO Advocates

11:50 – 12:00 Closing Remarks

12:00 – 13:00 Light lunch and refreshments


Date and Time

Date: Thursday 8th December - 2016
Time: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm


TBC - New York City

Address: Manhattan, New York, United States

About our Sponsors



This seminar is free to attend; kindly register through the website. For any queries please contact info@financemalta.org.