About Bank of Valletta (

The BOV Group ("BOV") is a leading financial services provider in Malta, providing a full range of financial services including investment banking, private banking, fund management, bancassurance and stockbroking. Domestic operations include a national network of 41 branches, a Corporate Centre, 5 Business Centres and a Wealth Management arm.

In addition to offering a range of traditional banking services, BOV is continuing to evolve its product portfolio to include new financial products. BOV also issues bank cards under the Visa, MasterCard and American Express brand names and offers Internet banking, customer service centre, telephone banking and mobile banking to its personal and corporate customers. Moreover, through Valletta Fund Management, Bank of Valletta has positioned itself as a leading provider of investment funds in Malta offering investors a range of high quality investment products with access to domestic and international bond and equity markets.

A well-developed worldwide network of correspondent banks and representative offices in Australia, Canada, Italy, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, provides BOV with the necessary backbone to service its customers in international banking and trade transactions.

Credit rating agency Fitch has been assigned the following investment grade ratings:

Short-Term rating 'F2’,Individual rating 'C' and the Support rating '2'.
Long-term Issuer Default (IDR) Rating BBB+, with a stable outlook.

Source: Bank of Valletta plc

About Insight Investment (

Insight Investment Management Limited ("Insight") is a specialist asset manager at the forefront of building investment solutions designed specifically to meet clients’ evolving investment needs and is one of the UK's largest investment managers with over £108.1 billion in assets under management as at 31 December 2011. Insight is a Bank of New York Mellon Company.

Insight's aim as an investment manager is to deliver consistent, superior and repeatable performance in all asset classes and product categories. We manage funds for institutional and retail clients across a wide range of asset-types including equities, fixed income and multi manager. The key to their success is the high quality of investment professionals, as well as their emphasis on creating true partnerships.

Source: Insight Investment Management Limited