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Regulatory Developments
Relevant to: Regulated Entities[1]Circular C613 (“the Circular”) dated 05/01/2024 is issued pursuant to section 25(1)(c)(ii) & (iii) of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission Law (‘the CySEC Law’). Through Circular C613, CySEC wishes to inform Regulated Entities for the obligation to submit the Quarterly Statistics Form. The key takeaways from CySEC’s C613 circular can be found below: A...
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Relevant to: Cyprus Investment Firms (CIFs)Circular C612 (“the Circular”) dated 22/12/2023 is issued pursuant to section 25(1)(c)(ii) & (iii) of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission Law (‘the CySEC Law’). Through Circular C612, CySEC wishes to inform to inform all CIFs that ESMA on the launch of the exercise for the collection of data regarding cross...
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Relevant to: Cyprus Investment Firms (‘CIFs’)Circular C611 (“the Circular”) dated 22/12/2023 is issued pursuant to section 25(1)(c)(ii) & (iii) of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission Law (the ‘CySEC Law’). Through Circular C611, CySEC wishes to inform all CIFs for the obligation to submit the Quarterly Statistics Form. The key takeaways from CySEC’s C611 circular can be...
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DECEMBER 9 2023. The EU becomes the very first continent to set clear rules for the use of AI. The AI Act shall facilitate EU start-ups and researchers to lead the global AI race. EU legislators agreed on a two-tier approach, with (1) transparency requirements for all general-purpose AI models (such as ChatGPT) and (2)...
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UK Investment advisers will be soon required by Financial Conduct Authority to set aside money to cover the cost of potential redress schemes that would ensure the “polluter pays” when consumers are harmed. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) wants the financial advice market to make sure consumers can access the support they need from financially...
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Businesses are taking steps to boost their geopolitical expertise to help with increasingly delicate judgments on target markets and supply chains. While some are using specialist consultancies others, such as Hitachi and Lazard, have been hiring former diplomats, civil servants and politicians to provide advice. Lord Malloch Brown, an ex-diplomat and president of the Open...
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Relevant to: Regulated Entities1 Circular C601 (“the Circular”) dated 12/10/2023 is issued following EBA’s Guidelines on the use of Remote Customer Onboarding Solutions under Article 13(1) of Directive (EU) 2015/849. Through Circular C601, CySEC wishes to inform to inform the Regulated Entities that the EBA has published its Guidelines on the use of Remote Customer...
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Relevant to: Cyprus Investment Firms (‘CIFs’) Circular C599 (“the Circular”) dated 27/09/2023 is issued pursuant to section 25(1)(c)(ii) & (iii) of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission Law (the ‘CySEC Law’). Through Circular C599, CySEC wishes to inform all CIFs for the obligation to submit the Quarterly Statistics Form. The key takeaways from CySEC’s C599 circular can be...
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Relevant to: Regulated Entities[1]Circular C597 (“the Circular”) dated 28/09/2023 is issued pursuant to section 25(1)(c)(ii) & (iii) of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission Law (‘the CySEC Law’). Through Circular C597, CySEC wishes to inform Regulated Entities for the obligation to submit the Quarterly Statistics Form. The key takeaways from CySEC’s C597 circular can be found below:...
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Relevant to: Regulated Entities[1]Circular C596 (“the Circular”) dated 11/09/2023 informs the Regulated Entities regarding thetransfer of Russian securities to Russia (‘Forced Transfers’). Through Circular C596, CySEC wishes with this Circular to inform the Regulated Entities on the matter of ‘Forced Transfers’.The key takeaways from CySEC’s C596 circular can be found below: 1) According to Law 319-FZ, the...
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