Leading fiduciary and fund services specialists, the Abacus Financial Services Group, will be sponsors of the forthcoming STEP Malta Conference 2014 to be held in St Julians, Malta on 6-7 March.
The two day conference, which follows the success of the first conference held in 2011, is set to focus on ‘Global Business in a Challenging Environment’ and will host over 100 delegates from a variety of jurisdictions and from a broad range of professional backgrounds including lawyers, accountants, trust specialists and other practitioners in this area.
The programme will reflect the international nature of the financial services industry across a number of specialist topics including; Malta residence schemes; international aspects and challenges of Malta as a maritime jurisdiction; challenges for future regulations and the changing UK tax environment for High Net Worth Individuals (HMWIs). It will hear senior regulator’s views on future regulation and discuss the world of information exchange in an agenda that is packed with informative hot topics, both local and international, whilst providing delegates with the tools to navigate through these challenging environments.
Abacus will be represented at the event by Paul Kneen, Chief Executive Officer of the Abacus Financial Services Group; Garry Crossan, Chief Executive Officer – Malta and Stewart Fleming, Managing Director of Abacus Trust Company Limited, all of whom have vast experience and knowledge of the group’s wealth management offerings, which include high value and complex trusts, companies and foundations, funds, pensions and yacht and aircraft ownership structures.
“We are delighted to be sponsoring the STEP Malta Conference 2014”, said Mr Paul Kneen, “It is a fantastic opportunity for Abacus to promote our services across the global financial services market. The conference provides an opportunity for delegates to gain an in depth understanding of the respective benefits offered by a variety of jurisdictions operating within international financial services industry. STEP is a worldwide professional association known for its prestigious conferences and events; we are looking forward to being part of an event which educates attendees to improve their knowledge of current issues and initiatives within the financial services arena.”
Garry Crossan said: “The Isle of Man is an established and highly reputable offshore financial centre for the provision of financial services. Malta has also been named one of the fastest growing financial services centres within the EU and continues to experience huge growth in the development of onshore trustee and corporate services. Having offices in both the Isle of Man and Malta, ideally places us to provide a full range of products and services across the Fiduciary, Pensions, Funds and Yachts and Aircraft industries from two very respected and well regulated jurisdictions. As sponsors of this year’s conference we are looking forward to exhibiting our full services offering to key players in these industries.”
Abacus is a group of leading fiduciary and fund services specialists, operating from the Isle of Man and Malta, with staff skilled in a wide range of international Fiduciary, Funds, Property, Pensions, Tax and Yachts and Aircraft Ownership services.
Embracing more than 30 years’ experience through its group companies, they deliver value to clients by administering bespoke solutions and structures and their integrity, experience and professionalism have gained them recognition as a leader in their field.