Last Updated on Friday, 4 February, 2022 at 9:33 am by Andre Camilleri
Sovereign Pension Services Limited has acquired ‘Azure Retirement Benefit Scheme’, which is licensed and registered with the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) as a defined contribution personal retirement scheme. It remains open to new members.
The Azure Retirement Benefit Scheme was established by Integrated-Capabilities (Malta) Ltd (ICML) in June 2018 as a trust in Malta to provide a tax-efficient, low-cost pension solution to members. It can accept monetary contributions and transfers from any eligible pension arrangement, even those that are already in drawdown.
Sovereign Pension Services Limited is licensed by the MFSA as a Retirement Scheme Administrator and is a member of the Malta Association of Retirement Scheme Practitioners (MARSP), which is primarily concerned with regulation, taxation and industry best practice. Sovereign Trust (Malta) Limited is further authorised to act as a trustee or co-trustee to provide fiduciary services.
The Azure Retirement Benefit Scheme, which remains open to new members, will complement Sovereign’s existing range of Malta-based pension schemes, which offer a variety of pricing models and diverse structures:
- The Centaurus Retirement Benefit Scheme, a trust-based scheme that qualifies as a QROPS
- The Centaurus Lite Retirement Benefit Scheme, a trust-based scheme that qualifies as a QROPS
- The Kemmuna Retirement Benefit Scheme, a contract-based defined contribution personal pension scheme that qualifies as a QROPS
- The Rinella Retirement Benefit Scheme, a trust-based scheme that qualifies as a Qualifying Non-UK Pension Scheme (QNUPS)
Sovereign is an award-winning international pensions provider that offers retirement solutions from a number of different locations, including Gibraltar, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Malta and the UK. It is a market leading in the provision of QROPS schemes, offering a variety of pricing models and diverse structures (including both trust and contract-based schemes), as well as both international and UK domestic products.