August 10, 2018
CySEC wishes to inform Regulated Entities that ESMA published on 01.10.17, Guidelines on transaction reporting, order record keeping and clock synchronisation under MiFID II (“the Guidelines”). The guidance is focused on the construction of Transaction Reports and of the order data records field by field for various scenarios that can occur. Given the wide range...
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CySEC wishes to inform the Regulated Entities of the following: The Joint Committee of the three European Supervisory Authorities (“ESAs”) (i.e. EBA, EIOPA and ESMA) published, on the 07.04.17, its final guidelines on the characteristics of a risk-based approach to AML and CFT supervision, and the steps to be taken when conducting supervision on a...
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CySEC has deployed a risk-based assessment of the AMLCOs’ and the Internal Auditors’ Annual Reports for the year 2016, that were submitted to CySEC in 2017. Having carried out these assessments, the following common and recurring weaknesses and deficiencies were identified: AMLCOs’ Annual Reports on the prevention of ML and TF and the relevant BoD...
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CySEC wishes to inform CIFs which intend to provide investment and ancillary services and/or perform investment activities in the territories of Third-Countries, of the following: Prior to providing/performing the above-mentioned services and activities in Third-Countries, CIFs must: notify CySEC via a letter of their intention to do so. The said letter should state for each...
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CySEC wishes to inform Market Operators and DRSPs that, the ESMA Guidelines on the management body of Market Operators and DRSPs have been adopted by CySEC. These guidelines clarify the requirements applicable to members of the management bodies of: National Competent Authorities; Market Operators; and DRSPs. CySEC’s expects that: Market Operators and DRSPs comply with...
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Although CySEC has observed significant improvement in the internal procedures and measures applied by Regulated Entities to prevent ML and TF, in compliance with the AML Law and AML Directive, CySEC has also identified common and recurring weaknesses and/or deficiencies in Regulated Entities’ compliance with the AML Law and AML Directive, in the following areas:...
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Through the Circular, CySEC wishes to herein to draw the attention of the Regulated Entities which provide investment services in accordance with Articles 30, 35 and 36 of Law 87(I)/2017 (“the Law”), in the territory of UK, the following: UK Government announced that, if necessary it will legislate to provide a temporary permission scheme for...
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Through the Circular, CySEC wishes herein to draw the attention of the Regulated Entities to the update of the Specially Designated Nationals List (“SDN List”) issued by the Department of the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) on 06.04.18 relevant press release is accessible here. According to the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions...
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Through the Circular, CySEC wishes to clarify that, the “date of authorisation” referred to in Paragraph 2 of Circular 191, is: the date on which a CySEC Regulated Entity is informed of its license number; and the relevant information of the Regulated Entity is posted on CySEC’s website, under the section “Regulated Entities”. CySEC’s expects...
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Through the Circular, CySEC wishes to inform the Regulated Entities that, it has adopted the joint Guidelines on the assessment of the suitability of the members of the management body and key function holders, issued by the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) and the European Banking Authority (“EBA”). The Guidelines specify: the requirements regarding...
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