On March 14th 2019 the Financial Markets Association Malta held its Annual General Meeting at the Phoenicia Hotel in Floriana, Malta. The meeting was chaired by the Association Board President Massimo Ciarla which, with the aid of the Association Secretary Simone Bettanzana and the Treasurer Nicholas Bennet, informed the members present at the event about the relevant actions undertaken during year 2018 and the ongoing projects regarding the expansion of the Association locally and in connection with other countries’ entities which share the same purposes and values of FMAM. Particular emphasis was given to the educational projects of the Association, which is working on the possibility to deliver recognized qualifications to its members who will enjoy special access conditions. The Board also informed the members regarding the first release of the new website, which went online during at the beginning of March, and which completed the set of online tools comprising channels on all most relevant social media. Members where then informed about the financial administration of the Association and the internal auditors were appointed as per rules set forth by the Association Statute. The meeting then continued with a presentation delivered by Roberto d’Ambrosio, member of the Board of the Association, which delivered a brief economic outlook for year 2019. Starting from the most important topics which impacted global growth and the financial markets in 2019, Roberto elaborated on his views regarding the upcoming quarters, following an original approach which blends fundamental and technical analysis, focusing on particular elements which are not often analysed by economic mainstream media. The presentation was followed by an intense Q&A session during which Fmam members interacted with Roberto, discussing further insights based on their own particular professional knowledge and experience. After the Q&A session, a stand-up reception was held which constituted a valuable moment of networking during which FMAM members reinforced their personal and professional ties
Here we are with the most important meeting of the year! FMAM Committee is pleased to invite all FMAM Members to attend the Annual General Meeting which will be held on March 14th 2019 at 18:00 hrs at Phoenicia Hotel in Floriana.
Mr Roberto D’Ambrosio, member of FMAM Committee, will give us an outlook on financial markets for 2019. Besides being the Co-Founder, CEO and CIO of Araknos Investment Managers (BVI), Roberto is involved in a number of prestigious roles, including non-executive directorships within regulated financial services firms in Malta. Roberto has over 18 years experience in Financial Services and a deep knowledge of trading techniques and Portfolio management. Before holding senior executive positions in leading brokerage firms like FXDD, Tier1fx and Alpari, he served as institutional advisor to hedge funds and mutual funds. He is also a well-known trading and investment mentor and has held a number of educational seminars worldwide. Roberto holds a BA in Corporate Law services, he is an EMBA candidate at the Henley Business School, University of Reading, and holds the MITC Diploma in risk management in financial services and the RIMAP/Ferma certification in Risk Management.
Please note that the event will be free of charge for those who will renew their memberships for 2019 at or before the event. In view of the tight deadlines for booking the venue and refreshments, all interested members are kindly requested to complete the AGM 2019 form and submit it by no later than Monday 11th March.
on Tuesday 19th June at 18:30 hrs FMAM Committee organized a presentation on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies.
Mr. Nicolas Taoussanis, Economist at the Central Bank of Malta, gave us an overview on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies. He also explained Bitcoin and discussed whether it can be considered as a currency or as an alternative asset and ultimately presented the most recent developments in this fast-changing world.
on May the 17th 2018, FMAM organized visit to Fort Sant’Angelo. This was a unique opportunity to access the most secluded areas of the Fort dominating the tip of Vittoriosa, which has always been of great importance because of its strategic position and of the role it has played throughout Maltese history, particularly during the Great Siege of 1565.
The visit was hosted by H.E. Fra John Edward Critien, who was appointed Knight Resident at Fort St. Angelo in July 2000 and elevated to the rank of Knight Grand Cross of Justice in September 2001. While enjoying panoramic views of the Grand Harbour and its surrounding fortified towns, the participants were guided by Fra John through the vast and colourful history of the Fort and its role in the shaping of Maltese national identity and we will explore the various architectural styles employed within this national monument
FMAM Summer BBQ was held at Radisson Blu Resort in St Julian’s on July 27th, starting from 7:30 pm.
FMAM continued to enjoy the support of Thomson Reuters for such an initiative.
FMAM members enjoyed a lavish menu which included salads and tapas, paella, mixed barbecue, desserts, tea, coffee and free flowing drinks.