Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA)

Horus Malta Ltd.: License Cancellation

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has cancelled the license of Horus Malta Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that Horus Malta Limited was incorporated on September 14th, 2015, its sole director is Gilles Farrugia, described as a citizen of France residing in Switzerland, former directors include Xavier Rubio, who resigned effective June 1st, 2020; David Raphael Busuttil, who resigned effective April 16th, 2020; Thierry Leger, a citizen of France residing in London, England, who resigned effective November 6th, 2017, and Diandra Muscat, who resigned effective September 1st, 2017, and its sole shareholder is Horus Europe Holdings Limited, which was incorporated in Malta on September 10th, 2015, whose directors are Gilles Farrugia and Thierry Leger, and whose shareholders are 5G Limited, a Maltese company whose sole director and shareholder is Gilles Farrugia; Jeanval S.A.R.L., of Luxembourg; Salvino Busuttil, of Malta, and Michael Fornara, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in France.

Capricorn Trustees Ltd.: €32K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €32,000 on Capricorn Trustees Ltd. for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that Capricorn Trustees Ltd. was incorporated in Malta on July 10th, 2012, its directors are Kevin Forrest, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in South Africa, and Olivia Micallef, of Malta, and its sole shareholder is Guy William Edmunds, a citizen of Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom who "passed away" on June 15th, 2021.

3Sigma Riskcap SICAV Plc: License Cancellation

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has cancelled the license of 3Sigma Riskcap SICAV Plc, described as an "Alternative Investment Fund Manager", for regulatory breaches: Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that F3Sigma Riskcap SICAV Plc was incorporated in Malta on February 4th, 2011, its sole director is Frank Pressler, a citizen and resident of Germany; its former directors include Joachim Lenz, of Germany, who resigned effective August 31st, 2016, and its shareholders are 3 Sigma Malta Holding Limited, which was struck off the Malta companies register on June 23rd, 2021; Sabine Bohm-Staudt, and Peter Gatti, both of Germany.

ProAurum Ltd.: License Cancellation

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has cancelled the 'Alternative Investment Fund Manager' license of ProAurum Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that ProAurum Limited was incorporated in Malta on February 20th, 2007, its sole director is Jean Pierre Schumacher, a citizen and resident of Switzerland; former directors include Mark Busuttil and David Griscti, who both resigned effective July 31st, 2020, and Stephan Zimmermann, who resigned effective February 15th, 2016, and its shareholders are Jean Pierre Schumacher and ProAurum Holdings Limited, a Malta company whose sole director is Jean Pierre Schumacher and whose shareholders are Jean Pierre Schumacher and ProAurum Limited.

Daily Payment International Ltd.: €2.6K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €2,600 on Daily Payment International Limited for failure "to submit the Audited Financial Statements and the Auditors' Management Letter within the regulatory deadline". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that Daily Payment International Ltd. was incorporated in Malta on October 5th, 2017, its directors are Carol Peralta, a citizen and resident of Malta, and Jia Jun Yu, a citizen of the United States residing in Malta, former directors include Augusto Quintano, who resigned effective April 15th, 2021, and John Pollacco, who resigned effective March 3rd, 2020, and its sole shareholder is Europa Payment System Ltd., a Maltese company whose sole director is Jia Jun Yu, and whose shareholders are Jia Jun Yu and Shengang Ye, a citizen of Italy residing in Malta.

Em@ney Plc: €2K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €2,000 on Em@ney Plc for failure "to submit the Audited Financial Statements and the Auditors' Management Letter within the regulatory deadline".

Finance House Plc: €1K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €1,000 on Finance House Plc, a lending institution, for failing to submit its audited financial statement. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that Finance House Plc was incorporated in Malta on January 4th, 2013, its directors are Joseph Formosa, James Zammit, and Raymond Zammit, all of Malta, and its shareholders are James Zammit and Zammit Holdings Limited, a Maltese company whose sole director and shareholder is James Zammit.

EMP Systems Ltd.: €1.8K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €1,800 on EMP Systems Limited for failure "to submit the Audited Financial Statements and the Auditors' Management Letter within the regulatory deadline". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that EMP Systems Limited was incorporated in Malta on April 16th, 2014, its directors are Ewa Kazmierska and Piotr Krzysztof Szpoton, both citizens of Poland residing in Malta, and its shareholders are Marcin Tomasz Wolski, a citizen and resident of Poland, and EMP Systems Holding Limited, a Maltese company whose sole director is Piotr Krzysztof Szpoton, and whose shareholders are Piotr Krzysztof Szpoton and Marcin Tomasz Wolski.

Mistral Pay Ltd.: €2K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €2,000 on Mistral Pay Ltd. for failure "to submit the Audited Financial Statements and the Auditors' Management Letter within the regulatory deadline"

Ferratum Bank: €3.75K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €3,750 on Ferratum Bank Plc for failure "to submit the Auditors' Management Letter within the regulatory deadline". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that Ferratum Bank Plc was incorporated in Malta on May 9th, 2012, its directors are Charles Borg, of Malta; Fritz Krause Clemens-Matthias, a citizen and resident of Germany; Victor Alexander Denaro, of Malta; Erik Mikael Ferm, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Malta; Jorma Olavi Jokela, a citizen of Finland residing in Switzerland; Lea Ligius, a citizen and resident of Estonia; Jussi Matti Eevertti Mekkonen, a citizen and resident of Finland; Klaus Oscar Schmidt, a citizen and resident of Germany, and Esa Tapani Teravainen, a citizen and resident of Finland, and its shareholders are Ferratum (Malta) Holding Limited, of Malta, and Ferratum, of Finland.

NBG Bank Malta Ltd.: €3.75K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of ‹3,750 on NBG Bank Malta Limited for failure "to submit the Auditors' Management Letter within the regulatory deadline". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that NBG Bank Malta Limited was incorporated in Malta on April 12th, 2005, its directors are Georgios Agioutantis, a citizen of Greece residing in Malta; Anastasios Lizos, a citizen and resident of Greece; Dorothy Kim Vella, a citizen and resident of Malta; and Thomas Zampopoulos, a citizen and resident of Greece, and its shareholders are National Bank of Greece S.A. and NBG (Malta) Holdings Ltd., a Maltese company whose directors are Georgios Agioutantis, Anastasios Lizos, and George Grigoropoulos, a citizen and resident of Greece, and whose shareholders are National Bank of Greece S.A. and NBG International Holdings B.V., of the Netherlands.

YAPI Kredi Bank Malta Ltd.: €5K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €5,000 on YAPI Kredi Bank Malta Limited for failure "to submit the Auditors' Management Letter within the regulatory deadline". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that YAPI Kredi Bank Malta Limited was incorporated in Malta on March 13th, 2014, its directors are Özlem Mertoglu, a citizen and resident of the Netherlands, and Aldo Minuti, of Malta, its former directors include Erhan Adali, a citizen and resident of Turkey, who resigned effective June 1st, 2021, and its shareholders are Koç Finansal Hizmetler A.Ş., of Turkey, and YAPI Kredi Holding B.V., a Dutch company whose directors, according to the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, are Semih Ulugöl and Gökhan Erün.

FCM Bank Ltd.: €5K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €5,000 on FCM Bank Limited for failure"t submit the Auditors' Management Letter within the regulatory deadline". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that FCM Bank Limited was incorporated in Malta on July 30th, 2010, its directors are Michael Borg Costanzi, a citizen and resident of Malta; Lino Casapinta, a citizen and resident of Malta; Petr Cumba, a citizen and resident of the Czech Republic; Martin Farsky, a citizen and resident of Slovakia; Ondrej Korecky, a citizen and resident of the Czech Republic, and John Soler, a citizen and resident of Malta, and its shareholders are Dusan Benda, a citizen and resident of Slovakia; SAB Finance A.S., of the Czech Republic, and SAB Europe Holding Ltd., a Maltese company whose directors are Dusan Benda and Petr Cumba and whose sole shareholder is SAB Finance A.S.

Lombard Bank Malta Plc: €5K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €5,000 on Lombard Bank Malta Plc for failure "to submit the Auditors' Management Letter within the regulatory deadline".

MoonPay Ltd.: ‘No New Business’ Directive

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has ordered MoonPay Ltd., which holds a "Class 2 Virtual Financial Assets Licence", to "cease the on-boarding of new clients with immediate effect". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that MoonPay Ltd. was incorporated in Malta on September 27th, 2018, its directors are Maximillian Crown, a citizen of the United Kingdom with an address in London, England; Ivan Soto-Wright, a citizen of the United States with an address in London, England, and Theodora Vardi, a citizen of Greece with an address in New York, USA, and its shareholder is Hodl Ventures Limited, which was incorporated in Malta on September 25th, 2018 and whose directors are Maximilian Crown and Ivan Soto-Wright, and whose sole shareholder is MoonPay Inc., of Delaware, USA.

Zenith Finance Ltd.: Administration

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that an administrator has been appointed for Zenith Finance Limited. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that Zenith Finance Limited, formerly known as MFSP Financial Management Limited, was incorporated in Malta on November 2nd, 2007, its directors are Lorraine Falzon and William Charles Van Buren, both citizens of Malta; its former directors include Matthew Pace, a citizen of Malta, who resigned effective March 8th, 2021, and André Micallef, who resigned effective August 24th, 2017, its shareholders are Matthew Pace and Lorraine Falzon, and its auditor, Nexia BT, resigned effective November 16th, 2020.

MC Trustees (Malta) Ltd.: €160K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €160,000 on MC Trustees (Malta) Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that MC Trustees (Malta) Limited was incorporated in Malta on December 11th, 2009, its directors are Noel Buttigieg Scicluna, of Malta; William Daniel Dane, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Portugal, and Edward Thorpe, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Malta; its former directors include Martin Cadman, a citizen of the United Kingdom who resigned effective December 24th, 2019, and its shareholders are Christine Rhoda Grace Dane, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Portugal; William Dane, and MC Holdings (Malta) Limited, a Maltese company incorporated on March 14th, 2011 whose sole director is Martin Cadman and whose shareholders are Martin Cadman and Basi & Basi Financial Planning Limited, a British firm whose sole director is Michael Sudagar Basi, a citizen of the United Kingdom, and whose "persons with significant control" are Basi and Brite Advisory Group Limited, of Hong Kong.

Zenith Finance Ltd. et al: Public Notice

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has taken action against Zenith Finance Limited and Zenith (Tied Insurance Intermediary) Limited.

Zenith (Tied Insurance Intermediary) Ltd.: Directives

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed directives on Zenith (Tied Insurance Intermediary) Limited, including an order that it must accept no new clients, and appointed Stephen Paris as its manager due to regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that Zenith (Tied Insurance Intermediary) Limited was incorporated in Malta on August 6th, 2018, its directors are Lorraine Falzon and Albert Grech, both citizens of Malta; a former director is Matthew Pace, a citizen of Malta, who resigned effective March 8th, 2021, and its shareholders are Matthew Pace and Lorraine Falzon, and its auditor, Nexia BT, resigned effective November 16th, 2020.

Zenith Finance Ltd.: Directives

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed directives on Zenith Finance Limited, including an order that it must accept no new clients, and appointed Stephen Paris as its manager due to regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that Zenith Finance Limited, formerly known as MFSP Financial Management Limited, was incorporated in Malta on November 2nd, 2007, its directors are Lorraine Falzon and William Charles Van Buren, both citizens of Malta; its former directors include Matthew Pace, a citizen of Malta, who resigned effective March 8th, 2021, and Andre Micallef, who resigned effective August 24th, 2017, its shareholders are Matthew Pace and Lorraine Falzon, and its auditor, Nexia BT, resigned effective November 16th, 2020.

Phoenix Payments Ltd.: €32K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €32,400 on Phoenix Payments Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Phoenix Payments Ltd. was incorporated in Malta on November 21st, 2016, its directors are Francesc Xavier Alabart Lopez, a citizen of Spain; Keith Farrugia, a citizen of Malta, and Marco Lavanna, a citizen of Italy residing in Switzerland, previous directors include Alexander Vella, who resigned effective May 8th, 2020, Ivan Fsandi, John Pollacco, who both resigned effective December 1st, 2019, and Dmitrij Kozelkin, who resigned effective September 2nd, 2019, and its shareholders are Fenice Holding SA, of Switzerland, and Marco Lavanna.

Axeria Re Ltd.: €23K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €23,000 on Axeria Re Limited for a regulatory breach. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Axeria Re Limited was incorporated in Malta on December 28th, 2007, recently changed its name to Axeria Limited, its directors are Andre Gabriel Arrago, a citizen of Germany; Jahide Assim Rajpar, Emmanuel Henri Maillet, both citizens of France, and Rosanne Tanti, of Malta, previous directors include Brian Borg, who resigned effective March 21st, 2020, and Ray Schembri, who resigned effective January 31st, 2019, and its shareholders are April Mediterranean Limited, of Malta, and April Group SA, of France.

Phoenix Payments Ltd.: Inspector Appointment

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has appointed an Inspector "investigate and report on the affairs of" Phoenix Payments Limited. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Phoenix Payments Ltd. was incorporated in Malta on November 21st, 2016, its directors are Francesc Xavier Alabart Lopez, a citizen of Spain; Keith Farrugia, a citizen of Malta, and Marco Lavanna, a citizen of Italy residing in Switzerland, its previous directors include Alexander Vella, who resigned effective May 8th, 2020, Ivan Fsandi, John Pollacco, who both resigned effective December 1st, 2019, and Dmitrij Kozelkin, who resigned effective September 2nd, 2019, and its shareholders are Fenice Holding SA, of Switzerland, and Marco Lavanna.

OKCoin Europe Ltd.: ‘No New Business’ Directive

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has issued a Directive against "virtual financial assets" firm OKCoin Europe Ltd. to "cease the on-boarding of new clients with immediate effect". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in corporate registries in Malta, Hong Kong, and the Cayman Islands showed that OKCoin Europe Ltd. was incorporated in Malta on September 7th, 2018, its directors are Hong Fang, described as a citizen of China and the United States residing in Palo Alto, California, and Mingxing Xu, a citizen and resident of China, its previous directors include Veronica Dalli, a.k.a. Veronique Dalli, of Malta, who resigned effective October 21st, 2020, Jovan Gavrilovic, a citizen of Serbia residing in Hong Kong, and Tae Won Tim Byun, a citizen of the United States residing in Palo Alto, who both resigned effective December 23rd, 2019, and its sole shareholder is OKCoin Europe Technology Company Limited, which was formed in Hong Kong on November 14th, 2017, whose sole director is Mingxing Xu, and whose sole shareholder is OKC (HK) Company Limited, which was formed in Hong Kong on March 27th, 2015, whose sole director is Mingxing Xu, and whose sole shareholder is OKC Holdings Corporation, which was incorporated in the Cayman Islands on February 16th, 2015 and whose directors are Hong Fang, Bo Feng, Gang Mai, Yue Tang, and Mingxing Xu. On its website at www.okcoin.com, OKCoin describes itself as "the leading global cryptocurrency exchange".

Satabank Plc: €851K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it imposed a fine of €3.7 million on Satabank Plc for regulatory breaches, which was reduced to €851,792 by the Court of Appeal. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Satabank Plc was incorporated in Malta on October 7th, 2014 and its shareholders are Signia Holding Ltd., of Malta, and Christo Georgiev Georgiev, a citizen of Bulgaria with an address in Zurich, Switzerland. No directors are listed. Previous directors include Christo Georgiev Georgiev, who resigned effective October 11th, 2018; Anthony Paris, who resigned effective October 12th, 2018; Christoph Boeckle, who resigned effective October 21st, 2018; Mario Gauci, who resigned effective October 30th, 2018; Herbert Weininger, a citizen of Germany, who resigned effective October 21st, 2018, and Susanne Lehmann, who resigned effective April 8th, 2015. Signia Holding Ltd. was incorporated in Malta on December 5th, 2013, its directors are Eugene M. Alexander, a citizen of the United States with an address in Marathon, Florida, USA, and Christo Georgiev Georgiev, and its shareholders are E E Capital Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Net-M Privatbank 1891 AG, of Germany; Signia Group AG, of Zurich, Switzerland, and Eugene Alexander.

CCGM Pension Administrators Ltd.: €30K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €30,000 on CCGM Pension Administrators Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that CCGM Pension Administrators Limited was incorporated in Malta on August 31st, 2016, its directors are Nicholas Calamatta, Michael Galea, Julian Mamo, and Mark Mamo, all of Malta, and its shareholders are Calamatta Cuschieri Group Plc and Gasanmamo Insurance Limited, both of Malta.

Real Exchange (REX) Ltd.: ‘No New Clients’ Order

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it was directed Real Exchange (REX) Limited "to cease the on-boarding of new clients with immediate effect". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Real Exchange (REX) Limited was incorporated in Malta on September 3rd, 2018, its directors are Adriano Cefai, of Malta; Viktor Kochetov, and Alexander Yelsky, both citizens of Ukraine, and its sole shareholder is K-Worldwide Group 18 Ltd., which was incorporated in Malta on September 25th, 2019, whose directors are Adriano Cefai, Viktor Kochetov, and Alexander Yelsky, and whose shareholders are Kyrrex Holding Limited, of Cyprus; Peter's Lab Spolka z Ograniczona Odpowiedzialnoscia, of Poland; RV70 Holding Limited, of England; Adriano Cefai, Darko Perovic, of Marbella, Spain; Yermek Tursunov, of Kazakhstan, and Clarissa Zammit Maempel, of Malta. According to records maintained by the Cyprus Registrar of Companies, Kyrrex Holding Limited was incorporated on October 2nd, 2018 and its directors are Viktor Kochetov and Lazarus Ioannou. According to Companies House for England and Wales, RV70 Holding Limited was incorporated on November 20th, 2014 and its sole director and controlling person is Ruggero Venturini, described as a citizen of Italy residing in Malta. On the website of Real Exchange (REX) Limited at kyrrex.com, it is stated: "Founded in June 2016, Kyrrex is a digital wallet and professional platform where traders and consumers can trade in new digital assets - cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, Monero and many others."

Mistral Pay Ltd.: €32K Fine

Public Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €32,400 on Mistral Pay Ltd. "and has allowed the Institution to start the process for the voluntary surrender of their licence under the Financial Institutions Act". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Mistral Pay Ltd. was incorporated in Malta on January 27th, 2014, its directors are Joseph Mary Formosa, a citizen of Malta; Conrad Micallef, a citizen of Malta, and David Axel Trincia, a citizen and resident of Italy, its previous directors include David Marinelli, who resigned effective October 28th, 2019, and its shareholders are DM Capital Ltd. and MPHOL International Limited, both of Malta. DM Capital Ltd.'s directors are David Marinelli and its shareholders are SAFI Holdings, of Malta, and David Marinelli, while MPHOL International Limited's sole director is Ivano Luigi Porretiello, of Italy, and its shareholders are Easy Network SRL, of Italy; Sofia Inaudi, a citizen of Argentina with an address in Italy; David Marinelli, and Ivano Luigi Porretiello.

Clayton Formosa et al: €25,000 Fine

Public Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €25,000 on Clayton Formosa and Odin Professional Services and ordered Formosa "to cease the provision of any services which require prior authorisation or registration from the MFSA, including the provision of Corporate Services Provider" for regulatory breaches.

Nexia BT: License Suspension

Public Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has suspended "the authorisation of Nexia BT to act as an approved auditor" for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Nexia BT is part of a group whose officers and directors include Brian Tonna, Manuel Castagna, and Karl Cini, all citizens of Malta.

Public Private Real Estate Fund SICAV Plc: License Revocation

Public Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has cancelled the Collective Investment Scheme License of Public Private Real Estate Fund SICAV Plc for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Public Private Real Estate Fund SICAV Plc was incorporated on June 1st, 2007, its directors are Paolo Bruckner, a citizen of Switzerland; Jonathan de Giovanni, a citizen of Malta, and Charles Ingham, a citizen of the United Kingdom, and its shareholders are Novium AG, of Switzerland and Paolo Bruckner, while previous directors include Anthony O'Driscoll, a citizen of Ireland who resigned effective December 14th, 2016, and Mark Meyer, a resident of Switzerland who resigned effective October 30th, 2015. The Swiss Commercial Register showed that the sole director of Novium AG (in Liquidation) is Paolo Brückner, whose nationality is listed as Italian, while previous directors include Marc Stefan Dätwyler, Raul Cortes Moreno, Michael Cohen, of Switzerland; Markus Meyer, Michele Mugnai, and Werner Mathys.

BT International Ltd.: Cease New Business

Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has ordered fiduciary services provider BT International Limited to "refrain from onboarding new clients and refrain from providing existing clients with any new or additional services". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that BT International Limited was incorporated on January 24th, 2007 and that its directors are Manuel Castagna, Karl Cini, and Brian Tonna, all citizens and residents of Malta, and its sole shareholder is Nexia BT Holdings Limited, of Malta. Previous directors include Oliver Zammit, who resigned effective May 14th, 2020, while Pierre Fiorentino was "removed" as the company's auditor effective April 9th, 2020. Nexia BT Holdings Limited was incorporated on January 27th, 2012 and its directors are Manuel Castagna, Karl Cini, and Brian Tonna and its shareholders are Nexia BT, of Malta, and Brian Tonna.

BTI Management Ltd.: Cease New Business

Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has ordered corporate services provider BTI Management Limited to "refrain from onboarding new clients and refrain from providing existing clients with any new or additional services". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that BTI Management Limited was incorporated on June 11th, 2010 and that its directors are Manuel Castagna, Karl Cini, and Brian Tonna, all citizens and residents of Malta, and its shareholders are Nexia BT Holdings Limited, of Malta, and Brian Tonna, of Malta. Previous directors include Oliver Zammit, who resigned effective May 14th, 2020, while Pierre Fiorentino was "removed" as the company's auditor effective April 9th, 2020. Nexia BT Holdings Limited was incorporated on January 27th, 2012 and its directors are Manuel Castagna, Karl Cini, and Brian Tonna and its shareholders are Nexia BT, of Malta, and Brian Tonna.

Dennis Muscat: €150K Fine & 10-Year Ban

Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €150,000 and a 10-year ban on Dennis Muscat for "providing investment services without a licence on a regular and habitual basis".

Excellence Investment Umbrella SICAV Plc: License Revocation

Public Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has revoked the Collective Investment Scheme License of Excellence Investment Umbrella SICAV Plc, "including the licence granted to its four sub-funds, namely Innovative Investment Fund; Perfectum Fund; Exclusive Gold and Precious Metals Fund; and Omega Investment Fund", for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Excellence Investment Umbrella SICAV Plc was incorporated on October 24th, 2011, its directors are Paolo Bruckner, of Switzerland; Jonathan de Giovanni, a citizen of Malta, and Charles Ingham, a citizen of the United Kingdom and resident of Malta, and its shareholders are Novium AG, of Switzerland, and Raul Cortes Moreno, a citizen of Spain. The Swiss Commercial Register showed that the sole director of Novium AG (in Liquidation) is Paolo Brückner, whose nationality is listed as Italian, while previous directors include Marc Stefan Dätwyler, Raul Cortes Moreno, Michael Cohen, of Switzerland; Markus Meyer, Michele Mugnai, and Werner Mathys.

JD Capital Plc: Fine

Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €5,000 on JD Capital Plc "for failure to submit the updated List of Insiders to the MFSA within the established timeframes". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that JD Capital Plc was incorporated on August 9th, 2017, that its directors are Josef Dimech, Stephen Muscat, Stanley Portelli, and Gaetano Vella, all citizens of Malta, and its shareholders are Stanley Portelli, Josef Dimech, and JD Holdings Limited, of Malta, while previous directors include Etienne Borg Cardona, who resigned effective February 26th, 2018. JD Holdings Limited was incorporated on August 9th, 2017, its sole director is Josef Dimech, and its shareholders are Josef Dimech and Stanley Portelli, while its previous directors include Stanley Portelli and Gaetano Vella, who both resigned effective August 9th, 2017.

John Anthony Farrell: Disqualification

Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has disqualified John Anthony Farrell, a citizen of the United Kingdom, for not being "fit and proper".

Novium Opportunity Umbrella SICAV Plc: License Revocation

Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it was cancelled the collective investment services license of Novium Opportunity Umbrella SICAV Plc, "including the licence granted to its six sub-funds, namely Personal Care Fund; Special Situations Fund; Vintage Watches Fund; Primatist Multi Strategy Fund; Quality Investment Fund; and Bull Bear Opportunities Fund". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Novium Opportunity Umbrella SICAV Plc was incorporated on December 27th, 2007, that its directors are Paolo Bruckner, a citizen of Switzerland; Jonathan de Giovanni, a citizen of Malta; and Charles Ingham, a citizen of the United Kingdom, and that its shareholders are Raul Cortes Moreno, a citizen of Spain, and Novium AG, of Switzerland, while previous directors include Alessandro Bartoli, a.k.a Sandro Bartoli, who resigned effective December 1st, 2017; Joseph Bortelli, who resigned effective May 25th, 2016; Mark Meyer, who resigned effective June 1st, 2015; Frank Chetcuti Dimech, Marise Muscat, and Guido Mizzi, who all resigned effective January 5th, 2015. The Swiss Commercial Register showed that the sole director of Novium AG (in Liquidation) is Paolo Brückner, whose nationality is listed as Italian, while previous directors include Marc Stefan Dätwyler, Raul Cortes Moreno, Michael Cohen, of Switzerland; Markus Meyer, Michele Mugnai, and Werner Mathys.

MPM Capital Investments Ltd.: License Revocation

Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has revoked the investment services license of, and appointed an inspector for, MPM Capital Investments Limited. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that MPM Capital Investments Limited was incorporated in Malta on May 11th, 2009, its directors are Alexander Mangion and Melvyn Mangion, who are both citizens of Malta, and its shareholders are Capitalex Limited and Mangum Consulta Limited, both of Malta, which are owned by Alexander Mangion and Melvyn Mangion, respectively.

Alexander Mangion: Disqualification

Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it imposed a 10-year corporate disqualification on Alexander Mangion for not being "fit and proper".

Melvyn Mangion: Disqualification

Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it imposed a 10-year corporate disqualification on Melvyn Mangion for not being "fit and proper".

AYN Ltd.: License Revocation

Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has revoked the Financial Institution license of AYN Limited, described as a provider of "payment services". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that AYN Ltd. was incorporated on July 18th, 2017, its directors are Paolo Gatti and Paolo Musumeci, both citizens of Italy, and its sole shareholder is AYN Holding Ltd., of Malta. The directors of AYN Holding Ltd. are Gatti and Musumeci and its shareholder is Artio Trustees Limited.

Corporate & Commercial FX Services Ltd.: License Revocation

Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has revoked the Financial Institutions license of Corporate & Commercial FX Services Limited, described as a "payment services" firm. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that the sole director of Corporate & Commercial FX Services Limited is identified as Jorge Pio Celemin Gomez, a citizen of Spain residing in Portugal, and its shareholders as Business Concept International Plc, of Malta; Jorge Pio Celemin Gomez, Josefa Malave Gonzalez, a citizen of Spain, and Benjamin Rayner Harrison, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Malta. Previous directors include Joseph Mary Formosa and Frank Chetcuti Dimech, both of Malta, who both resigned effective September 30th, 2018. The directors of Business Concept International Plc are identified as Adrian Sciberras, Charlene Sciberras, and William Van Buren, all of Malta, and its shareholders as Joceline Caruana, Adrian Sciberras, Daryl Azzopardi,Angela Maria Camilleri, Daryl Caruana, Anna Lee Debattista, Richard Falzon, Olga Mifsud, Christian Mizzi, Conrad Meli, Dona-Marie Rapinett, Charlene Sciberras, Marika Sciberras, William Van Buren, and Nicholas Vella, all of Malta.

ARQ Fiduciaries Ltd.: €15,000 Fine

Public Statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €15,000 on ARQ Fiduciaries Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that the directors and shareholders of ARQ Fiduciaries Limited are identified as Christian Farrugia and Tonio Fenech, both of Malta. Previous directors include Nicholas Gouder, of Malta, who resigned effective December 18th, 2019.

Building Block Insurance Malta PCC Ltd.: Fine

Public Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that is has imposed a fine of €21,100 on Building Block Insurance Malta PCC Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Malta Business Registry, the directors of Building Block Insurance Malta PCC Limited are identified as Joseph Demanuele, of Malta; Andrew Paul Mirfin, a citizen of the United Kingdom, of Leeds, England; James Portelli, of Malta, and Neil David Reynolds, a citizen of the United Kingdom, of Market Harborough, England, and the shareholders are identified as Lattice Group Holdings Limited, of Malta, and Gordon Philip Dale Rann, a citizen of the United Kingdom, of Grantham, England, while the directors of Lattice Group Holdings Limited are identified as Neil Reynolds and Jonathan Vassallo, of Malta, and the shareholders are identified as Lattice Trading Limited, of England, and Gordon Rann. In records filed with Companies House for England and Wales, Lattice Trading Limited's directors are identified as Rachel Elizabeth Duffey, Lianne Estelle Firth, and Lesley Elizabeth Ranne and its "persons with significant control" as Gordon Rann, Lesley Rann, and Lianne Estelle Tapson, who has the same date of birth and, therefore, appears to be the same person, as Lianne Firth.

GlobalCapital Life Insurance Ltd.: Fine

Public Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €20,760 on GlobalCapital Life Insurance Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Malta Business Registry, the directors of GlobalCapital Life Limited are identified as Cristina Casingena, Paolo Catalfamo, Joseph C. Schembri, all of Malta, and Nicholas Hornby Taylor, a citizen of the United Kingdom, of Dorset, England and its shareholders are identified as GlobalCapital Holdings Limited, of Malta, and Ian Zammit, of Malta. The directors of GlobalCapital Holdings Limited are identified as Paolo Catalfamo and Joseph Schembri and its sole shareholder is identified as GlobalCapital Plc, of Malta. The directors of GlobalCapital Plc, whose shares are listed on the Malta Stock Exchange, are identified as Cinzia Catalfamo, of Italy; Paolo Catalfamo, Joseph Del Raso, of Devon, Pennsylvania, USA; Gregory Eugene McGowan, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, and Joseph Schembri.

Blaustein Ltd.: Fines & Registration Cancellation

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has fined and cancelled the registration of corporate services provider Blaustein Limited for various regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malra Business Registry showed that Blaustein Limited was incorporated in Malta on November 27th, 2013 and has Vadim Yuryevich Blaustein, a citizen of the Netherlands, as its sole director and shareholder.

Vadim Blaustein: Industry Disqualification

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has disqualified Vadim Blaustein, a citizen of the Netherlands, "from holding any position and accepting any new appointments" for five years after determining that he "can no longer be deemed to be fit and proper".

Advent Insurance PCC Ltd.: €21,460 Fine

Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €21,460 on Advent Insurance PCC Limited for breaches "of the Insurance Business Act for failure to submit the audited financial statements and the report on solvency and financial condition within the regulatory deadline". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, at the Malta Business Registry, the directors of Advent Insurance PCC Limited are identified as James Dunbar Cousin, a citizen and resident of Malta; Christian Farrugia, a citizen and resident of Malta; Anne Finn, a citizen of Ireland residing in Malta, and David Starforth Hill, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in London, England. and the shareholders as Absolut Holding Limited, Advent International Holdings Limited, ARQ Fiduciaries Limited, Autorama Holding (Malta) Limited, Freedom Health (Holdings) Limited, UIB Holding (Malta) Limited, and UnlimitedCare Holding Limited, all of Malta.

Grand Harbour Trustees Ltd.: €15,000 Fine

Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a €15,000 fine on Grand Harbour Trustees Limited for several regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that the directors of Grand Harbour Trustees Limited are Rodney Lee Berger, a citizen of the United Kingdom with an address in Middlesex, England; Matthew Paris, a citizen of Malta residing in Malta, and Suzanne Wolfe Martin, a citizen of Switzerland with an address in Malta, and its shareholders are Pelican Management Limited, of Malta, and Rodney Berger. Pelican Management Limited's directors and shareholders are Rodney Berger and Corinne Hilary Berger, the latter of whom is also a citizen of the United Kingdom.