MFSA document explains its approach to Risk-Based Supervision

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) recently published a document explaining its risk-based approach to supervision.

The document also clarifies how safeguards against financial crime risks have been integrated into the process by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA).

In a statement, the MFSA also explains how “the principles of risk management and mitigation are not limited to supervision, but are applied by the Authority in the exercise of its other core functions, such as authorisation, operations, and enforcement.”

According to the MFSA’s Chief Officer for Supervision, Christopher Buttigieg, the Authority’s risk-based approach “enables the MFSA to better allocate its resources, supervisory programmes, and procedures based on the unique risk profile of each firm.”

The Executive Summary to the document, the full text of which can be found here, reiterates the MFSA’s efforts to increase its engagement with the industry and the public. “This document is being published to increase our accountability and transparency, enabling industry and consumers to better understand our supervisory work and priorities”, it explains.

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Publication date: June 2020