On the 18th of October, the Malta Stock Exchange organised a half-day conference entitled ‘Opportunities within the Securitisation Sector’, during which the recently approved Institutional Financial Securities Market (IFSM) was officially launched by the MSE. The IFSM is the first wholly owned Maltese wholesale securities market authorised in terms of the Wholesale Markets Listing Rules. The IFSM adds to Malta’s capital markets offering and, as a new venue for the listing of Asset Backed Securities, builds on Malta’s successes in the securitisation sector, achieved during the Maltese EU Presidency of January-June, 2017.
Nicholas Curmi, from GANADO Advocates’ Capital Markets and Structured Finance team, was invited by the Malta Stock Exchange to be one of the key speakers at this launch. Dr Curmi delivered a presentation about the Listing of Wholesale Securities and participated in a panel discussion where trends and opportunities within the local securitisation sector were discussed.