Ian Zammit

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.

Bank of Valletta notifies Argentarius Group of ‘fraud liability’

The closure of the Malta operations of Argentarius Group, which now operates in the Cayman Islands as iMaps Capital, coincided with preliminary legal action against it by the Bank of Valletta regarding an alleged investment fraud that resulted in losses of at least €79 million, OffshoreAlert can reveal.

Malta’s Ex-Finance Minister banned for not protecting allegedly swindled investors

Former Malta Finance Minister Tonio Fenech has been banned from accepting any new appointments with regulated entities by the Malta Financial Services Authority for failing to adequately supervise a company of which he is a director and whose investors were allegedly swindled out of up to €247 million. Fellow Malta nationals Ian Zammit and Joseph Xuereb were similarly penalized.