FMAM Annual Summer BBQ

Dear Members and Friends,

The FMAM Committee is pleased to invite you to our Annual Summer BBQ. This year it will be held on the 23rd August at Cafe del Mar in Qawra and will start at 20.30hrs.

Caf[del Mar – Qwara

The contribution towards this event will be Eur 15 for members which includes participation in the event, a varied menu which consists of a welcome drink, salads, tapas, a selection of pasta, mixed barbecue and desserts, half a bottle of water and wine.

Participation fee for non-members who would like to attend this event is Eur 45.

Non-members who would like to join FMAM prior to this event can do so by paying the annual membership fee of Eur 30 and benefit from the reduced price of Eur 15.

Please find a link to the membership form for 2019 here: https://fmam.org.mt/become-a-member/

All interested members are kindly requested to pay the commitment fee (which is non-refundable) and to notify their organization’s FMAM representative or to secretary@fmam.org.mt. by not later than Monday 19th August.

We urge you to book early to avoid disappointments.            

Payments can be credited directly to Financial Markets Association Malta’s account No: 40020777412 held with Bank of Valletta plc – IBAN MT70VALL22013000000040020777412.

Please include your name and surname in the narrative.

As a consideration to others please do not be late.

Looking forward to seeing you all!!!

FMAM Committee

FMAM Social and networking event in Ta Xbiex

The FMAM Committee had the pleasure of hosting members and friends at an informal networking event at the Storeroom in Ta Xbiex on May 22nd .

There was a great turnout and many interesting discussions took place, accompanied by lively jazz tunes performed by Carlo Muscat (saxophone), David Sant (piano) and Diccon Cooper (bass)

Social and networking event

Dear Members and Friends,

We are pleased to invite you to attend a social networking event held on May 22nd at the Storeroom in Ta Xbiex (https://www.facebook.com/storeroomalta) from 18:00-21.00.

There will be refreshments (drinks and finger food) to be served to all guests (3 drinks per guest).

This heavily subsidized event is free for all FMAM members and €10 for non-members.

In view of the tight deadlines for booking the venue and refreshments, all interested members are kindly requested to confirm their attendance before Friday 17th May by sending an email to:

info@fmam.org.mt

We are looking forward to seeing you.

Kind regards,
FMAM Committee

FMAM 2019 Annual General Meeting

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

FMAM 2019 AGM

Phoenicia Hotel, Floriana

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.

Roberto d’Ambrosio
FMAM Board Member

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.

The form can be found here: FMAM 2019 AGM participation form

FMAM 2018 Summer BBQ

On July 20th 2018 at Café del Mar in Qawra starting from 19:30 hrs, FMAM Committee organized the Summer BBQ, in which FMAM continued to enjoy the support of Thomson Reuters.

The event was a great success, with the attendees enjoying a lavish menu with welcome drink, salads and tapas, pasta, mixed barbecue and desserts, free flowing water and wine.

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Mr Nicholas Taoussanis

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.