100 episodes

The FinTalks - A chat with Finance Malta is a podcast organised by Finance Malta as well as its member organisations, shedding light on the financial industry. The podcast sees several representatives from a variety of entities regulating the industry and operating within it, giving insights into their work and Maltese legislation. Finance Malta members are also contributors to such podcasts.

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The FinTalks - A chat with Finance Malta is a podcast organised by Finance Malta as well as its member organisations, shedding light on the financial industry. The podcast sees several representatives from a variety of entities regulating the industry and operating within it, giving insights into their work and Maltese legislation. Finance Malta members are also contributors to such podcasts.

    Episode 97: Navigating Solvency II

    Episode 97: Navigating Solvency II

    In this episode, join us for an insightful conversation with Karel Van Hulle, Prof. em. KU Leuven and Honorary Professor Goethe University Frankfurt on Navigating Solvency II. 

    • 16 min
    Episode 96: The European Women on Boards Directive. What it means and why it matters

    Episode 96: The European Women on Boards Directive. What it means and why it matters

    In this episode, we have a chat with Dr Stephanie Fabri, Economist and Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, Management & Accountancy at the University of Malta about The European Women on Boards Directive.
    In November 2022, the European Union (EU) adopted the Women on Boards Directive, a landmark policy aimed at improving the gender balance among directors of listed companies. This directive, which took 10 years to develop, has been met with both criticism and praise. What changes will it bring? And how does it compare to measures implemented in Malta? This podcast explores these questions and provides some answers.

    • 17 min
    Episode 95: Leading with Purpose: Kenneth Farrugia's First Year at the MFSA

    Episode 95: Leading with Purpose: Kenneth Farrugia's First Year at the MFSA

    Stepping into the role of CEO at the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) a year ago, Kenneth Farrugia faced a pivotal moment demanding swift and resolute leadership. As he took the reins, it marked the beginning of a journey marked by decisive action in navigating critical challenges.
    Speaker Bio
    Kenneth Farrugia, CEO of the MFSA, holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons), an MA in Business Ethics, and is a Certified Public Accountant and a fellow member of the Malta Institute of Accountants (MIA). Throughout his career, Mr Farrugia held audit positions both within private audit firms and the public sector.
    Prior to joining the MFSA, Mr Farrugia was the Director of the FIAU, Malta’s financial intelligence and single AML/CFT Supervisor and Enforcement Unit in Malta, for six years until April 2023. During his tenure he implemented major policy, system and procedural reforms within the various sections of the FIAU, including intelligence analysis, AML/CFT supervisory and enforcement initiatives, and legal and international relation areas. Additionally, Mr Farrugia spearheaded the setting up of new teams within the Unit such as the cash limitation supervisory team, the central bank account registry and data analytics team, as well as the strategy, policy and quality assurance teams to cater for new responsibilities assigned to the FIAU by law, and also to enhance the overall governance structure of the Unit. He represented the FIAU in international fora, including the EBA AMLC, FIU Platform and EGMONT, amongst others, and participated in various AML/CFT high-level committees.
    For nine years up to 2017, he was engaged within the Government of Malta’s Internal Audit and Investigations Department (IAID) where he held various roles, including that of Director General. Mr Farrugia provided support to the Internal Audit & Investigations Board (IAIB) in drafting policies and procedures, implementing and managing the necessary change programmes and served as Secretary to that Board. He also participated in various meetings, seminars and conferences organised by the European Commission in the fields of auditing and financial investigations.
    Mr Farrugia is currently also the Chairman of the FIAU.

    • 22 min
    Episode 94: Charting the Course: Malta's Role in Connecting Regulators and Crypto Innovators

    Episode 94: Charting the Course: Malta's Role in Connecting Regulators and Crypto Innovators

    In this episode, join us for an insightful conversation with Kevin Plumpton, Group CEO, Kyrrex about the Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCA), and the benefits of having a crypto company licenced in Malta. 
    Speaker's Bio
    Kevin Plumpton is currently Group CEO at Kyrrex, an international digital finance firm, providing fiat and crypto products and services within an integrated Web 3 ecosystem. Kevin is also a warranted lawyer and boasts a decade of experience collaborating with local and international organizations, offering business management solutions, legal counsel, and regulatory expertise. He's a seasoned entrepreneur who founded successful startups, the latest of which was Diligex. As a practicing advocate, Kevin specialized in Finance, Business, Corporate Governance, Risk, and Compliance Legislation. He's a pioneer in Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Financing Terrorism (CFT) compliance and is better known for his brainchild Due-Diligence platform, KYCMATIC. Kevin's interests also extend to finance and digital market technologies.

    • 18 min
    Episode 93: An Overview of Insurtech & Its Impact on the Insurance Industry

    Episode 93: An Overview of Insurtech & Its Impact on the Insurance Industry

    In this #FinTalks episode, we sit down with Dr. Beppe Sammut, Senior Associate within the insurance and pensions team of Ganado Advocates. Our conversation delves deep into the fascinating realm of 'Insurtech' and its profound influence on the dynamic landscape of the insurance industry. Dr. Sammut offers us a comprehensive overview, shedding light on the innovative technologies revolutionising insurance practices. Tune in as we explore the disruptive potential, challenges, and exciting opportunities that Insurtech brings to the forefront of the insurance sector.

    • 16 min
    Episode 92: Evaluating the Impact of Compliance and Risk Management

    Episode 92: Evaluating the Impact of Compliance and Risk Management

    In this episode, join us for an insightful conversation with Daniela Pace Bonello, the Director of Compliance at Integra Private Wealth Ltd. We delve into the crucial topic of 'Evaluating the Impact of Compliance and Risk Management,' exploring its significance and implications in the financial landscape.

    • 19 min

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