MFSA Gearing Up for the Next Generation of Financial Services at the DELTA Summit
OCTOBER 03, 2019

The Malta Financial Services Authority is showcasing how it is gearing up for the next generation of financial services during its participation in this year’s edition of the DELTA Summit, being held between 2nd and 4th October.

At the Summit, the MFSA is sharing its proposal for the Regulatory Sandbox, which provides FinTechs with a regulatory approach to test their technology-enabled financial innovations.  Building on the launch of the Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) Framework, these initiatives position Malta as a thought leader in this space whilst securing investor protection, promoting market integrity and safeguarding financial stability.

The MFSA team is welcoming delegates on stand H5 to discuss how their innovations can benefit from this proposal and from the MFSA’s FinTech Strategy launched earlier this year.  One-to-one meetings can be booked through the MFSA website, also to discuss other areas of interest, such as the VFA framework and the proposed Security Token Offering policy.  As part of the MFSA’s participation in the Summit, Dr Christopher P. Buttigieg, Chief Officer - Policy, Strategy and Innovation will be delivering a key note speech focusing on financial supervision in the digital age on Friday at 1300 hrs.

Later on Friday, Christos Efthymiopoulos from the FinTech and Innovation team will be discussing the challenges of auditing Digital Assets during a Panel session.

During the Summit, the MFSA will also be taking the opportunity to continue its recruitment drive and attract new talent to its growing team, in line with its objective to invest in more resources as set out in its recently-launched Strategic Plan.

Commenting on the MFSA’s participation at the DELTA Summit, Dr Christopher P. Buttigieg said: “Being present here confirms our commitment to prepare the MFSA for the next generation of financial services - at the heart of which FinTech will play a major role. We welcome the views of practitioners, businesses and creatives and look forward to exchanging ideas with them.”