Financial services account for 11% of Maltese economy: report

The Malta Financial Services Authority’s (MFSA) annual report, published yesterday, has revealed a buoyant financial services sector, with financial services and insurance together accounting for more than 90% of Malta’s total FDI.

Malta’s financial services sector made up 11 per cent of the national economy in 2017, the financial regulator said in its annual report for the year.

In its briefing, the MFSA reports that 97 new investment funds opened, raising the net aggregate value of locally-based funds by 7.8% YoY to €10.6bn. In addition, the report shows that the number of financial institutions in Malta rose by 6 in 2017, taking the total to 48.

More than 100 companies transferred their domicile to be registered in Malta.

Commenting on the publication of the Annual Report, incoming chief executive officer Joseph Cuschieri, described the report as “a detailed snapshot of the extensive work carried out by the Authority.”

Christopher Copper-Ind
Christopher Copper-Ind is Publisher and Editor of International Investment. His previous publishing experience focused largely on the Middle East and emerging markets, and he was Editorial Director of The Business Year, based in Istanbul, for three years before moving back to London in 2017. He is the author of How to Negotiate, to be published by Macmillan in 2019.

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