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FinanceMalta Educational Clinic on the UCITS V Directive
organised in collaboration with the MFSA

18 February 2016
09:00 - 11:30 (registration starts at 08:30)
MFSA Conference Room, Attard
Local Event
Contact Person
Ms Lizianne Pace Frendo
Event Overview

UCITS V aims to increase the level of protection already offered to investors in UCITS and to improve investor confidence in UCITS. It aims to do so by enhancing the rules on the responsibilities of depositories and by introducing remuneration policy requirements for UCITS fund managers. UCITS V also aims to ensure that all EU regulators responsible for the supervision of UCITS funds and their managers have a common set of powers available to investigate infringements of national laws transposing the UCITS Directives and to sanction any breaches.

The UCITS V Directive was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 18 August 2014. Member States will have to implement it into national law within 18 months, that is, by 18 March 2016.

On 5 December 2015, the MFSA launched a Consultation Document explaining the manner in which the Authority proposes to transpose the provisions of the UCITS V Directive. Proposed amendments to legislation and Investment Services Rules were also circulated with the industry. The Consultation closed on 15 January 2016. The Authority is currently evaluating the feedback received.


08:30 – 09:00

09:00 – 09:10
Introduction - Dr Bernice Buttigieg - FinanceMalta

09:10 – 09:40
The Transposition of UCITS V  in the Maltese Legislative and Regulatory Framework 
Dr Isabelle Agius - Regulatory Development Unit, MFSA

09:40 - 10.00
Looking Ahead: Considerations from a Regulatory Perspective

Mr Jonathan Sammut, Analyst, MFSA

10:00 – 10:20am
Coffee Break

10:20 – 11:15
Panel Session –The impact of UCITS V 
Andre Zerafa, Partner, Ganado Advocates
Kevin Portelli - Head Finance (Custody Compliance), Bank of Valletta plc
Francesco Scotto, CEO at Zarattini International Ltd
Dr Andrew Caruana Scicluna, Associate, Camilleri Preziosi Advocates

Moderator: Mr Joseph J. Agius – Deputy Director, MFSA

11:15 – 11:25

11:25 – 11:30
Closing –
Dr Bernice Buttigieg - FinanceMalta

Why should delegates attend?

The educational clinic will allow attendees to hear first-hand from the MFSA and local custodians about the latest developments in the UCITS field.

It will also provide the audience, in particular those directly affected by UCITS V, with an update on the Malta Financial Services Authority’s approach to the transposition of the UCITS V Directive and the prudential supervision of UCITS Schemes and UCITS Management Companies.

Who should attend?
  • Directors of UCITS Schemes
  • Directors and staff of UCITS Management Companies
  • Directors and staff of Custodians/ Depositaries
  • Legal Advisors, Auditors and other service providers
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FinanceMalta Educational Clinic on the UCITS V Directive

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