Chairman – Head of Investments
Alex Cuschieri is a founder of Calamatta Cuschieri and heads the Investments board. Apart from his Directorship responsibilities, Mr Cuschieri focuses his energy in providing his personalised and experienced investment advice to clients and is one of the Malta’s most experienced Investment Managers.
Mr Cuschieri was instrumental in helping the company achieve tremendous growth and increase market share by transforming it from a ‘family concern’ into one of the leading firms in the Maltese financial services industry.
Mr Cuschieri served on the Board of Directors of Mid-Med Bank plc from 1996 to 1999, and was nominated by the government and elected by shareholders in alternate years.
Mr Cuschieri commenced his career as a banker in 1969 joining Barclays Bank DCO and subsequently with Mid-Med Bank plc. During his promising career with Mid-Med Bank, Mr Cuschieri held managerial posts both at Branch Level and at Head Office where his flair in the field of finance was recognised at the Bank’s Treasury Department. He also left his mark at the Bank’s Human Resources Department with his distinguished communication skills. In the 1990s Mr Cuschieri was a regular contributor to the financial press and hosted Malta’s most popular financial radio programme, ‘Haddem Flusek Sew’, for 9 years. Mr Cuschieri is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, London [ACIB].
Head of Operations and Business Development
Mr Cuschieri is responsible for the daily operations of the company as well as the development and management of the firm’s on-going projects. He works in close partnership with the Management Board to ensure that the firm delivers best-in-class service to clients.
Mr. Cuschieri was responsible for the opening of the Qormi Branch (2009), Calamatta Cuschieri’s upgrade to a Category 3 licence (2009), the founding of Calamatta Cuschieri Fund Services (2010) the upgrade of the company’s IT infrastructure (2010), the introduction of the company’s Discretionary Portfolio Services (2011), and the development of CC WebTrader™ as well as the company’s new website (2012).
Alan Cuschieri was elected to the Executive Board of Directors on the 9th May 2007. Before assuming his current responsibilities, Mr. Cuschieri offered investment advice and was responsible for the successful implementation of an ambitious modernisation project in 2003. He began his career at Calamatta Cuschieri in 1998 when he was appointed as a Trader for Fixed Income and Equity Instruments.
Mr Cuschieri graduated from the University of Bournemouth (UK) and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Financial Services. He also obtained an International Capital Markets Certification from the London Securities Institute (ICMQ).
Head of Advisory Services
Nick Calamatta was elected to the Executive Board of Directors on the 9th May 2007. Mr Calamatta is responsible for coordinating the firm’s Investment Advisory Services and sits on the Investments Board. Apart from his Directorship responsibilities, Mr Calamatta provides personalised investment advice to clients and was also responsible for the launch of the Calamatta Cuschieri High Yield Bond Fund in 2011.
Mr Calamatta joined the firm in 2003 as an Investment Advisor and was also responsible for Managing the Marketing Team where he played a major role in the re-branding of Calamatta Cuschieri’s corporate identity. Mr Calamatta, who is specialised in Wealth Management, graduated from the University of Bournemouth (UK) and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Financial Services.
Head of Finance
Chris Saliba was elected to the Executive Board of Directors in September 2003. Mr Saliba directs the finance team and sits on the Investment Board, besides providing personalised Investment Advice to clients. Mr. Saliba is one of the Malta’s most distinguished Investment Managers.
Mr Saliba joined Calamatta Cuschieri as a Financial Controller in April 1994 where he re-structured the finance department and re-organised the company’s internal procedures and controls.During the booming local market period between 1994 and 1998, Mr Saliba was responsible for the firm’s trading on the Malta Stock Exchange. Throughout those years Mr Saliba furthered his studies, becoming a qualified Investment Advisor and in 2001 he was appointed General Manager for the firm.
Prior to joining Calamatta Cuschieri, Mr Saliba held the post of Assistant Financial controller at the Malta Freeport as well as Management Accountant with Marsovin Ltd. Mr Saliba is an Associate member of the UK’S Institute of Accountancy Technicians. He also holds an International Investment Advice Certificate (IIAC) from the London Securities Institute.