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Adriana Cassar

Head of Malta

Adriana is Compliance Manager at Active Services (Malta) Ltd. Adriana attained a Bachelors in Law in 2007 from the University of Malta. She later attained a Doctorate of Laws from the same University in 2010 and holds a warrant to practice as a lawyer in the courts of Malta. Adriana has also obtained a Masters in Financial Services in 2016.

Prior to joining Active Adriana worked as a part timer at the institute of legal studies at Ganado & Associates were she was responsible for compiling information mainly on legal organisations and trusts and drafting guidance notes for the purpose of providing practical courses in topical legal areas. She later joined Custom House Global Fund Services Limited. Her main role was that of a legal officer whereby she was responsible for the legal and regulatory requirements of the fund companies (and associated companies) for which Custom House provides formation, administration and shareholder services thereto.

Adriana has 8 years’ experience in financial services and 5 years experience in Compliance across a range of industries. Adriana’s career in compliance started when she joined Active in 2012 as a Compliance Services Executive. Adriana built her knowledge in compliance by drafting compliance procedures manuals, AML/CFT manuals, compliance monitoring programmes, regulatory calendars, checklists, internal policies, conducting compliance and AML training, drafting compliance reports etc. Adriana also assisted a number of clients during regulatory on-site visits.

Adriana carries out research on legal and regulatory matters on behalf of Active Services (Malta) Ltd and clients and assists client to attain compliance with such changes.

Adriana holds compliance officer appointments on a number of licensed entities including; trustees, fund administrators, company service providers, investment firms, UCITS Funds, de-minimis fund mangers etc. She provides day-to-day advice to her client base, assisting on queries ranging from CDD to changes in the regulatory framework. Adriana is also appointed as Company Secretary on Active Services (Malta) Ltd and for some of Active’s clients.

Adriana is also the nominated Money Laundering Officer for Active Services (Malta) Ltd and a fellow member of the Malta Association of Compliance Officers.Adriana

HAVE MERGED FROM JULY 2018

Active Group and Optimus Group, two leading corporate governance and regulatory compliance service providers have merged to provide an enhanced and more extensive service to clients. This brings together the two most experienced corporate governance, risk management and compliance service companies in Guernsey.

Details of the new name and web site will follow but in the meantime please access either website for information.