Regulatory Developments

Relevant to: Investment Fund Managers1 Circular C594 (“the Circular”) dated 23/08/2023 informs Investment Fund Managers on ESMA’s Common Supervisory Action with national regulators on the sustainability risks. Through Circular C594, CySEC wishes to inform Investment Fund Managers that the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has launched the 2023 and 2024 Investment Fund Sector CSA with National Competent Authorities (NCAs), on the sustainability-related disclosures and...
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Relevant to: UK Crypto Asset Firms complying with the Travel Rule According to the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), crypto asset firms operating in the UK will be required to comply with the Financial Action Task Force’s Travel Rule starting on Sept. 1, 2023. When the rule becomes effective, compliance with the rule is still expected even when a crypto asset business uses a...
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Relevant to: Regulated Entities 1 Circular C577 (“the Circular”) dated 06/06/2023 informs Regulated Entities on European Banking Authority’s (‘EBA’) public Consultation Paper on amendments to its Guidelines on money laundering and terrorist financing risk factors, to include crypto-asset service providers. Through Circular C577, CySEC wishes to inform Regulated Entities that EBA, on 31st May 2023, launched a public consultation on amendments to its Guidelines on...
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Relevant to: Regulated Entities 1 Circular C579 (“the Circular”) dated 06/06/2023 informs Regulated Entities on ESMA Guidelines on certain aspects of the MIFID II suitability requirements. Through Circular C579, CySEC wishes to inform Regulated Entities that the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published, on April 4, 2023, the Guidelines on certain aspects of the MiFID II suitability requirements (the ‘Guidelines’), translated in all official...
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Relevant to: Regulated Entities 1 Circular C578 (“the Circular”) dated 06/06/2023 informs Regulated Entities on ESMA Guidelines on certain aspects of the MIFID II remuneration requirements. Through Circular C578, CySEC wishes to inform Regulated Entities that the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published, on April 3, 2023, the Guidelines on certain aspects of the MiFID II remuneration requirements (the ‘Guidelines’), translated in all official...
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