MFP SICAV p.l.c., ‘Malta Fund Partners’, is a self-managed open-ended collective investment scheme organised as a multi-fund public limited liability company with variable share capital registered under the laws of Malta and Licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority in terms of the Investment Services Act (Chapter 370, Laws of Malta).
UCITS (Undertaking of Collective Investments in Transferable Securities)
The company qualifies as a Maltese UCITS in terms of the Investment Services Act Regulations.
UCITS is a regulatory framework of the European Commission that creates a harmonized regime throughout Europe for the management and sale of mutual funds.
UCITS can be created in Europe and distributed across the globe with an implemented procedure known as passporting. UCITS are exempt from national regulation of individual European countries.
The fact that UCITS are recognized and regulated investment products following a set of quality standards makes them especially attractive to private and institutional investors.
There are also possible exemptions to the investment diversification limits on single investment vehicle allowing for UCITS to be fully invested in other UCITS fund and thus allowing for the creation of a master-feeder structure.
One of the cornerstones of the European Union’s UCITS directives governing investment funds suitable for sale to the general public is the concept of investor protection.
The directive sets out universal rules on how these funds should be structured, managed, governed, and how their assets should be safeguarded emphasizing various important aspects of investor protection:
- Eligible assets
- Risk management and compliance
- Oversight and safekeeping
- Fund information
Funds that meet these criteria can be sold freely to the public in any EU country, provided that they meet the standard UCITS notification requirements.