Funds

Malta is a highly reputable jurisdiction in the financial services industry. The Investment Services Act, establishes the principal regulatory framework governing investment services and investment funds. As such any fund, operating in or from Malta, is required to procure an appropriate licence from the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA). Do you need assistance to obtain a licence for your fund?

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E&S Group is a multi-disciplinary firm with a wealth of experience in the financial services industry. We assist clients in the advisory stages of obtaining a licence, all the way through to application, procurement and compliance.
Services include:

  • Application and procurement of a licence from the MFSA
  • Advice on risk spreading required by certain funds
  • Ensuring the company remains complaint in accordance with the MFSA

Testimonials

"According to our experience, E&S Consultancy team is made up of well-trained and skilled professionals who are always there to satisfy your business needs with reference to Maltase law. Their work is well organized and carried out in a precise and timely manner. I look forward to continuing my cooperation with E&S Consultancy."

Giorgio Crotta & Marco Compagnino - FIDINAM & Partners

Key Contacts

Director

Dr. Mariella Baldacchino

While retaining her responsibility for the corporate and legal team within the firm, Mariella sits on the Board of E&S Consultancy Ltd and RES Malta Ltd and is also responsible for Client Relations Management. She read law at the University of Malta in 2005 and finalised a Master in ‘Diritto Privato Europeo’ at the University of La Sapienza Rome in 2006. In 2006 she joined a tax firm in Malta, whereby she was responsible for a varied international based client portfolio, which developed her experience inefficient tax planning, corporate law matters and client relations. In 2011, she took a senior role within a major audit firm heading the Legal Team. Her responsibilities were managing and supervising the legal team, as well as assisting with legal expertise and ad hoc problem-solving. Mariella joined E&S Group in 2016 as Senior Manager for the Corporate and Legal Department.

Mariella is fluent in English, Italian and Maltese.

Email:mariella@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Director

Karl Schranz

An accountant by profession, Karl spent 10 years working for a reputable audit firm in various audit roles before joining JP Morgan Chase in London in 2005, specifically working in Credit Hybrid Derivatives. He then returned to Malta to head the corporate finance arm of a local audit firm. In 2009, together with Christian, he was one of the founding members of a Corporate Services Provider in Malta, leaving to set up E&S Consultancy in 2010. Karl heads E&S’ ICO and Tokenomics department, however, his competences include advising and assisting in all MFSA licensing processes, accountancy, Token structuring, iGaming, and all aspects of corporate finance.

Karl is fluent in English, Italian, Maltese.

Email:karl@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Director of Accounts

Antonella Lia

Antonella, obtained a Master Degree in Accounting from the University of Malta in 2015, and has furthered her studies by obtaining a Professional Certificate in Taxation in 2017. She has been working with E&S Group since 2012 and presently manages the Accounts Department as Director of E&S Back Office Services Ltd. Her main areas of practice are Corporate Tax, VAT, as well as the preparation of Financial Statements for companies from various industries including aviation, gaming, shipping, manufacturing, financial and other services.

Antonella is fluent in Maltese, English and Italian.

Email:antonella@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

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