Today, the 21st of July 2016, the very first Notified Alternative Investment Fund (NAIF) has been launched in Malta by Abalone Asset Management, which gains the primacy for structuring this innovative type of fund.
Abalone and its team is indeed very proud to announce the launch of Ventura SICAV, whose notification process has ended successfully with the MFSA registering the Fund on its NAIF list. This can be considered to start a new chapter in the history of the European Fund Industry.
The Notified Alternative Investment Fund is a new type of fund, for which the AIFM takes most responsibility freeing the regulator that can thus speed up the structuring process significantly (for further details see our previous article on the subject matter).
Ventura, however, is not just the first NAIF; It breaks with the past also introducing in the Mediterranean island the European Venture Capital (EuVeca) designation.