Lino Buttigieg Prize for 2016 awarded
The Lino Buttigieg Prize for 2016 was awarded to Clint Chetcuti, who obtained the highest score in the IFSP test held on 30 April 2016. Mr Chetcuti managed to obtain an impressive 91.5% for his answers to the varied questions posed in the paper.
Mr Chetcuti, who graduated as a Bachelor of Accountancy with a First Class Degree from the University of Malta in 2006, has been a Managing Director at Amicorp Malta since 2015. He joined Amicorp in 2010 after working at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Malta following his graduation in 2006.
The Lino Buttigieg Prize is awarded by the IFSP to the student who achieves the top grade in the IFSP Foundation Certificate in Trusts Law and Management exam. The prize was started to honour the memory of Lino Buttigieg, who as a member of the IFSP Council and chair of the IFSP’s education subcommittee, was instrumental in first establishing the course in 2003.
So far, the IFSP has prepared more than 850 people in the essentials of trusts, through a certificate course recognized and endorsed by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the leading international professional organization in the field.
When the course was first offered in 2003, the Trusts and Trustees Act was about to become law, and with it trusts were to enter list of Maltese institutions available for use. Mr Buttigieg had the foresight to see that, in order to make use of the new law, practitioners needed to be have some preparation. In fact, for a number of years the IFSP course was the only preparation available for practitioners seeking to understand and use trusts.
The 14th Foundation Certificate in Trusts Law and Management will be held over April and May. Registrations will open in early December: anyone interested should visit the IFSP website at www.ifsp.org.mt for further information.