European Regional Development Fund

The BlackDigits team

Chris Grech
B. Acctcy. (Hons),
M.A. Financial Services

Chris Grech
Calvin Bartolo
Dip.HE (Banking & Finance),
B.Sc (Hons.) Accty. CIFR.
Chris Grech

About BlackDigits

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Our Mission is to provide an interactive financial knowledge and data centre aimed at facilitating investment decisions by allowing users to efficiently analyse and compare financial data.

Blackdigits provides a platform which transforms static financial data published in financial statements into comparable meaningful information. Our platform provides a medium through which users can share timely and comprehensive information in a structured manner.

Our goal is to be the leading virtual meeting place for all stakeholders; be it listed companies, investors, economists, bankers, stockbrokers and other participants within the local investments scene. Sharing and the easy access to comprehensive information help reduce the natural drawbacks and constraints present in a small market such as the Malta Stock Exchange.

Our project does not stop here. Over the coming months, we will strive to improve this service on the basis of user feedback and preferences.


This website is provided by XG Ventures, a partnership registered in terms of the Maltese Companies Act and whose registered address is at 34, Missionaries Street, Naxxar NXR3413. XG Ventures was set up in 2010 by Chris Grech and Calvin Bartolo.

Chris Grech – Chris was educated as St. Aloysius’ College and the University of Malta. He was awarded a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Economics and Accountancy and also a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours). He furthered his studies at the University of Malta with a Master of Arts in Financial Services.

Chris is currenty employed as a Finance Officer with a local bank and has previously worked as a tax supervisor with a big four audit firm. Chris served on the Executive Board of the Kunsill Studenti Universitarji (KSU) as a Financial Officer during his final year at University. He also won several awards including the Best Business Plan competition organised by Junior Chamber International (JCI) and the Best Financial Statements and Accounting System award of Young Enterprise. Chris follows closely the latest economic and financial trends and is particularly interested in macro-economics.

Calvin Bartolo – Calvin was educated at St. Aloysius’ College, the University of Malta and the University of Oxford Brooks. He is in possession of the ACCA certificate in International Financial Reporting and the ACCA certificate in International Auditing and recently completed a Bachelor of Science in Applied Accounting. He is currently at the final stage of obtaining the ACCA professional qualification and intends to read a Masters Degree in Corporate Finance at the University of Edinburgh.

Calvin is currently employed as a Finance Officer with a local bank, encompassing various banking functions. He was previously an Internal Auditor with a local listed company and an accountant at the Malta Tourism Authority and is also involved in the business administration function of the family business. He follows the local and international stocks markets and reads the latest financial literature available especially that on securities and financial derivatives. 

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