Regulatory Developments
  Circular C343 dated 25.10.2019 regarding the thematic review of best execution obligations of Cyprus Investment Firms (CIFs) CySEC carried out a review of the Best Execution arrangements put in place by CIFs to ensure compliance with the provisions of Article 28 of the Investment Services and Activities and Regulated Markets Law (“the Law”). Circular...
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  Appointment of Depositary for AIFs Relevant to: Alternative Investment Funds (“AIFs”) Alternative Investment Funds with Limited Number of Persons (“AIFLNP”); Registered Alternative Investment Funds (“RAIFs”). The Cyprus Investment Funds Association (“CIFA”) has prepared an updated Summary outlining the requirements for the appointment of a Depositary to the different types of AIFs under the new...
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Further to Circular C242 and the CSDR, CySEC wishes to inform CIFs on the requirements for internalised settlement reporting. Settlement Internalisers should report to CySEC on a quarterly basis the aggregated volume and value of all securities transactions that they settle outside securities settlement systems. Entities responsible for reporting: According to paragraph 14 of the...
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CySEC issued Circular C334 (“the Circular”) dated 07.08.19 requiring from all CIFs to keep in a separate EU Bank account an additional cash buffer in case there is a need for an extraordinary contribution to the Investors Compensation Fund (“ICF”). In particular: The minimum additional cash buffer amount is set at 0.3% of the eligible...
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To: Regulated Entities: Alternative Investment Fund Managers (‘AIFMs’); UCITS Management Companies (‘UCITS MC’); Self-Managed UCITS (‘SM UCITS’); Self-Managed Alternative Investment Funds (‘SM AIFs’); Self-Managed Alternative Investment Funds with Limited Number of Persons (‘SM AIFLNP’); Companies with sole purpose the management of AIFLNPs CySEC wishes to inform the Regulated Entities about the following: A. Information requested...
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Subject: Circular C319 (“the Circular”) dated 14.05.19 regarding CySEC’s Directive for the Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing To whom it concerns: –        CIFs; –        AIFs; –        AIFMs; –        AIFLNPs; and –        other Regulated Financial Entities The new CySEC Directive for the Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (‘the...
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Subject: Circular C312 (“the Circular”) dated 16.05.19 regarding findings of review into Key Information Document (the “KID”) on Packaged Retail and Insurance – based Investment Products (PRIIPs) To whom it concerns: CIFs; Regulation (EU) No. 1286/2014 sets out common standards for KIDs’ disclosure so that retail investors are provided with the information necessary for them...
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Date: 6th May 2019, Subject: CySEC’s Investor Compensation Fund (“ICF”) Directive 13th of March 2019. To whom it concerns: CIFs;AIFMs which provide the services of paragraph 6 of Section 6 of the AIFM Law of 2013; Management companies, which provide the services of paragraph 4 of Section 109 of the Open-Ended Undertakings for Collective Investments...
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Directive regarding Certified Persons and Certification Registers (R.A.D. 44/2019) 18th February 2019 CySEC has issued a Directive regarding certified persons and certification registers (R.A.D. 44/2019). The Directive determines and clarifies: The frequency, the content, the material and the way the CySEC examination is conducted; Any matter relating to the Certification Registers, the procedures for updating,...
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