Deputy Head (Investment Firms & Funds)

within Securities and Markets Supervision


Deputy Head (Investment Firms & Funds)

within Securities and Markets Supervision

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About Securities and Markets Supervision

The Securities and Markets Supervision section is responsible for supervising investment services license holders, collective investment schemes, regulated markets, central securities depositories, financial and non-financial entities falling under the scope of EMIR and recognised private collective investment schemes, registered tied agents and recognised administrators. The function is also responsible for the regulation and oversight of activities in capital markets including the processing of applications for admissibility to listing on Regulated Markets, the processing of notifications in terms of the Securitisation Act, the supervision of the continuing obligations of Listed Companies on Regulated Markets in Malta, the supervision of the markets to identify any market abuse and to carry out any appropriate reviews where applicable.

The Role

As Deputy Head you will be leading the Investment Firms and funds team, making sure that team members are meeting and exceeding expectations and developing team members as required. Other duties will include:

  • Ensuring that these teams consistently deliver high quality output;
  • Helping shape and implement supervision strategies focused on business models, senior manager/director accountabilities and governance, risk and compliance units with the aim of taking supervision to the next level;
  • Ensuring that the team delivers the onsite supervision plan with the minimum number of planned onsite visits being undertaken;
  • Managing a large case load of investigations, analysing complex data, holding interviews and determing what regulatory action can be taken if warranted
  • Contributing to the formulation, development and implementation of any relevant internal processes and procedures;
  • Implement and transpose EU driven legislation in an accurate and timely manner and represent the Authority at EU fora as may be necessary;
  • Recruiting, developing and managing the team to ensure that high performance is maintained;
  • Deputise to the Head of unit as may be necessary.

About You

We are looking for candidates with solid academic background in Financial Services, Accountancy, Law, or in another related finance areas. You will need to have academic qualification/s in a relevant field of study at National Qualification Framework Level 6 or better, duly certified by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC) or a widely recognised professional qualification at a comparable level.

You will also have a minimum of 6 years working in a similar senior role. Candidates with longer working experience relevant to the role will be preferred. If you do not have the necessary academic or professional qualifications but you have at least 10 years of relevant experience, we would still be interested in speaking with you.

Candidates will also be required to demonstrate in depth knowledge of regulatory requirements applicable to the financial sector, with a proven level of managerial skills and the personality required to supervise and manage staff, as well as proven ability to delegate tasks.

To succeed within this role it is essential that you have:

  • Excellent knowledge of the regulatory framework in which the funds and investment firm industry operate, ideally with industry experience;
  • Strong leadership qualities with the ability to lead, motivate and inspire members of the team;
  • Problem solving and analytical thinking skills with the ability to think out of the box and come up with pragmatic solutions in difficult situations;
  • The ability to be strong and assertive with licence holders where circumstances warrant;
  • Strong  verbal and written communication skills with the ability to influence internal senior management and external stakeholders.

How to apply

or query further information

Candidates are to forward a copy of their Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) and an accompanying covering letter providing the motivation for the application to [email protected]

Other Important Information

The MFSA is an Equal Opportunities Employer as certified by the NCPE (National Commission for the Protection of Equality) and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will take care to avoid any form of discrimination in its recruitment procedures. The MFSA reserves the right to withdraw this call at any time and not to select any of the Candidates.

It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of qualifications awarded by Universities and other similar institutions outside Malta to produce a recognition statement on comparability of qualifications issued by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC). Applicants should do so preferably at application stage or otherwise at the preliminary interview should an applicant be selected for such interview. Details can be obtained by accessing the National Commission for Further and Higher Education website on under MQRIC heading.

The MFSA shall ensure that any processing of personal data is in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Data Protection Act (Chapter 586 of the Laws of Malta) and any other relevant European Union and national law. For further details, you may refer to the Data Protection Policy on the MFSA webpage

Candidates are to note that the submission of any false statement/s or omission, even if unintended, may lead to the cancellation of their application and may render the candidate's appointment liable to termination.

Furthermore, please note that candidates may be asked to submit any documentation in support of the information provided, including but not limited to, proof of qualifications and Police Conduct Certificates.

Public call reference: 668/2019