Malta

FIAU fines fund €303,710 for ‘disregard’ of anti-money laundering rules

On 31 December 2021, the FIAU found that Southern Cross SICAV plc (‘the Company’), a collective investment scheme offered to professional investors, to be in gross breach of its AML/CFT obligations. The imposition of the administrative penalty was justified on breaches of the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations (‘PMLFTR’) and related FIAU Implementing Procedures (‘IPs’) as follows:-

Demystifying the ICT Questionnaire

Following the publication by the Malta Financial Services Authority ( ‘MFSA’) in December 2020 of its Guidance on Technology Arrangements, ICT and Security Management, and Outsourcing Arrangements (the ‘MFSA ICT Guidance’), and the issuance of a number of related circulars (the ‘ICT Circulars’), more recently, the MFSA sent to all Maltese regulated firms a questionnaire (the ‘ICT Questionnaire).

Compliance Support Officer

Now recruiting a Compliance Support Officer based in Malta Aspida Group is growing and we are looking for a Compliance Support Officer. You will be responsible for providing support to the Business Advisory team in Malta as required. The Compliance Support Officer will be exposed to a wide range of support tasks across the Business Advisory team …

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RegTech as a whole business enabler?

Whilst the Malta Financial Services Authority in Malta advocates that “RegTech solutions improve regulatory processes with the aim of helping authorised entities to comply with greater certainty and more efficiently to regulatory and supervisory requirements. .”, at Aspida we see utilising RegTech as wider to provide substantially more benefits to businesses.