Financial services account for 11% of Maltese economy: report

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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.”

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Christopher Copper-Ind

Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.