8th June 2016

Ones to Watch in Hedge Funds 2016

VFS is the fund administration arm of the Bank of Valletta Group, Malta’s largest banking group. The company’s core activities cover both the provision of fund formation services, as well as a full suite of fund administration services to collective investment schemes.

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Ones to Watch in Hedge Funds 2016

The Bank of Valletta group was first mover on the island to set up a fund administration activity; to this date, VFS still boasts of being the leading firm in fund administration in Malta, representing over 30% of the market in terms of Net Asset Values of funds domiciled and licensed on this island. Malta’s legal and regulatory infrastructure, as well as its permeating can-do mindset has ensured that the funds industry continues to grow from strength to strength, attracting towards it both the setting up of investment funds in Malta (retail and alternative funds), as well as service providers to same. Within this context of a highly competitive fund administration environment, with over 27 companies offering fund administration, VFS has retained its market leadership.

VFS’s philosophy is to deliver services in a professional, timely and accurate manner whilst addressing the demands of our customers. This belief builds upon the creation of long lasting relationships with clients, reinforced by reciprocal trust, commitment and engagement.

VFS Services

Such commitment is further evidenced by the diverse hedge fund strategies serviced by the company, the provision of ad hoc services required by this segment, as well as through our support in assisting fund promoters in choosing the best suited hedge fund framework. Malta’s regulatory framework caters for the diverse risk profiles of investors, whilst addressing the needs arising from the investment managers’ strategies. VFS’s active participation in providing its support in the pre-structuring phase, as well as the on-going management of the licensing processes, is testimony to the company’s commitment to the hedge fund industry’s continued growth and development.

VFS strives to be proactive in terms of the dynamic nature of the market, the growing sophistication of investors, the evolving regulatory framework, as well as the challenges and demands faced by the fund managers. We aim to ensure ease of setting up and running a fund in Malta by offering a one -stop solution approach for structuring of funds, redomicilaitions, cross border mergers and passporting.

The company’s commitment to further support new start-ups and the existing client base is also manifested through the provision of ancillary services, ranging from regulatory reporting for AIFMD, Common Reporting Standards and FATCA, production of fact sheets, monthly management accounts and on-going regulatory reporting. In view that VFS forms part of the largest banking group in Malta, support to this sector takes a deeper dimension, thanks to the provision of custody services, brokerage, opening of bank accounts, as well as hedging arrangements.

Through our holistic approach, our clients are assured of all forms of administrative and related support, allowing fund managers to focus on their own internal core competences: the investment management function.

VFS Achievements

In order to be able to achieve these milestones, VFS invests heavily and continuously in its IT infrastructure and the development of employees, aiming to improve their skills, knowledge and competences. This ensures the provision of a qualitative service and meeting clients’ expectations.

Over the years, VFS’s commitment and reputation have been widely recognised and evidenced through the numerous awards presented to VFS by various specialist entities. These achievements have undoubtedly been validated by our client base, who have also contributed to the growth of the company through their endorsement and recommendations.

Company: Valletta Fund Services Limited
Name: Joseph Camilleri
Email: [email protected]
Web Address:
Address: TG Complex, Suite 2, Level 3, Triq il-Birrerija,
l-Imriehel, Birkirkara BKR 3000 MALTA
Telephone: (356) 2122 7148

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