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Summary of CySEC's Circular C458

CySEC has issued the Circular C458 on 14/07/2021 to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms (CIFs) that the

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C457

CySEC has issued the Circular C457 on 09/07/2021 to inform the Alternative investment fund managers

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C456

CySEC has issued the Circular C456 on 02/07/2021 to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms (‘CIFs’), Alternative Investment Funds and their Managers

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C455

CySEC has issued the Circular C455 on 02/07/2021 to inform the Alternative Investment Fund Managers (‘AIFMs’), UCITS Management Companies 

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C454

CySEC has issued the Circular C454 on 01/07/2021 to inform the Administrative Services Providers (the ‘ASPs’) that must complete and submit to CySEC 

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C453


CySEC has issued the Circular C453 on 01/07/2021 to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms (‘the CIFs’) that must complete and submit to CySEC the Form QST-CIF (‘the Form’), Version 6.

The Form must be completed and submitted to CySEC by all CIFs 

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C452

CySEC has issued the Circular C452 on 23/06/2021 to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms (‘the CIFs’) that a new Form, CB-CIF (‘the Form’) 

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Self protection against money laundering

There is much that both financial and non-financial businesses can do to take the initiative and implement their own money laundering prevention measures

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C448

CySEC has issued the Circular C448 on 19/05/2021 to inform the Alternative Investment Fund Managers (‘AIFMs’), UCITS Management

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C451

CySEC has issued the Circular C451 on 19/05/2021 to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms (‘CIFs’), that a new version of the Form RBSF-CIF Version 4

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C449

CySEC has issued the Circular C449 on 19/05/2021 to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms (‘CIFs’), that the deadlines for the submission to CySEC of the 1)

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C447

CySEC has issued the Circular C447 on 17/05/2021 to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms (‘CIFs’), UCITS Management Companies (‘UCITS MC’) 

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C444

CySEC has issued the Circular C444 on 14/05/2021 to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms (‘CIFs’), Alternative Investment Funds and their Managers

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C446

CySEC has issued the Circular C446 on 10/05/2021 to inform the Administrative Service Providers (‘the ASPs’) that a new version of the Form RBSF-ASP Version 4 

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Trade-Based Money Laundering: Risk Indicators

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog, has published early in March a report

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C445

CySEC has issued the Circular C445 on 26/04/2021 to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms (‘CIFs’) that the submission deadline of:

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C442

CySEC has issued the Circular C442 on 21/04/2021 to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms (‘CIFs’) about

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C437

CySEC has issued the Circular C437 on 21/04/2021 to inform the CIFs, ASPs, UCITS Management Companies

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C436

CySEC has issued the Circular C436 on 21/04/2021 to inform the CIFs, ASPs, UCITS Management Companies, Internally managed UCITS, AIFMs,

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Key definitions in anti Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism

Money laundering is the processing of assets generated by criminal activity to obscure the link between the

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C441

CySEC has issued the Circular C441 on 07/04/2021 to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms, the  AIFMs when providing services pursuant to section

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C440

CySEC has issued the Circular C440 on 02/04/2021 to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms (‘CIFs’) that a new version of the Form QST-CIF

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C439

CySEC has issued the Circular C439 on 02/04/2021 to inform Administrative Services Providers (‘ASPs’) that a new version of the Form QST-ASP

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C438

CySEC has issued the Circular C438 on 02/04/2021 to inform Alternative Investment Fund Managers (‘AIFMs’), UCITS Management Companies 

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GDPR fines in March 2021

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RTS 27 reporting temporarily suspended

The COVID-19 pandemic is severely affecting people, companies, health systems and the economies and financial systems of Member States. In its Communication">

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C435

CySEC has issued the Circular C435 on 24/03/2021 to draw the attention of the Cyprus Investment Firms (the ‘CIFs’), which intend to provide investment 

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C434

CySEC has issued the Circular C434 on 23/03/2021 to inform the Undertakings Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS)

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CySEC announced that the AUM of Collective Investments reached more than 8bn euro

In accordance to the CySEC latest Quarterly Statistics bulletin published on 23/03/2021, the value of Total Assets Under Management reached €8.58bn in the 4th quarter of 2020

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CySEC announced Supervisory Priorities for 2021

The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) has issued on 16/03/2021 an announcement to inform about the Supervisory Priorities for 2021

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C433

CySEC has issued the Circular C433 on 16/03/2021 to draw the attention of the Cyprus Investment Firms (the ‘CIFs’), which intend to appoint Tied Agents to offer

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C432

CySEC has issued the Circular C432 on 16/03/2021 to inform the CIFs, ASPs, UCITS Management Companies, Internally managed UCITS, AIFMs, Internally managed AIFs

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C431

CySEC has issued the Circular C431 on 10/03/2021 to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms, UCITS Management Companies (Management companies ">

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C430

CySEC has issued the Circular C430 on 10/03/2021 to draw the attention of the Cyprus Investment Firms (CIFs) to the requirements of the Portuguese Securities 

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Stages of money laundering

Each day the methods used by money launderers become more sophisticated and the financial transactions more complex

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C427

CySEC has issued the Circular C427 on 12/02/2021 to inform the CIFs, ASPs, UCITS Management Companies, Internally managed UCITS, AIFMs, Internally

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C426

CySEC has issued the Circular C426 on 02/02/2021 to provide the Cyprus Investment Firms (the “CIFs”) with updates regarding the Investment Firms Regulation (EU) 2019/2033

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C425

CySEC has issued the Circular C425 on 02/02/2021 to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms (the “CIFs”) that the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) issued 

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C424

CySEC has issued the Circular C424 on 21/01/2021 to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms (the “CIFs”) to the Spanish Securities and Exchange Commission

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C423

CySEC has issued the Circular C423 on 08/01/2021 to inform the Alternative Investment Fund Managers (‘AIFMs’), UCITS Management Companies (‘UCITS MC’), Self-Managed

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Annual inflation stable in the euro area

The euro area annual inflation rate was -0.3% in November 2020, stable compared to October. A year earlier, the rate was 1.0%. European Union annual inflation was 0.2% in November 2020

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C422

CySEC has issued the Circular C422 on 15/12/2020 to inform the UCITS Management Companies and Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs) 

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C421

CySEC has issued the Circular C421 on 13/12/2020 to provide certain information to persons registered in the certification registers and persons that provide

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C420

CySEC has issued the Circular C420 on 09/12/2020 to inform the Undertakings Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) - Management Companies 

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C419

CySEC has issued the Circular C419 on 02/12/2020 to remind the Cyprus Investment Firms (CIFs), Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs), UCITS 

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C418

The Circular C418 issued on 27/11/2020 by CySEC provides information about the enhancement of procedures regarding safeguarding of client funds held ead more news at Regulatory News

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C417

CySEC has issued the Circular C417 on 25/11/2020 to provide guidance to the Cyprus Investment Firms (‘CIFs’) on issues relating to crypto assets 

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C416

CySEC has issued the Circular C416 on 10/11/2020 to inform the CIFs, ASPs, UCITS Management Companies, Internally managed UCITS, AIFMs, Internally managed AIFs,

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C412

CySEC has issued the Circular C412 on 06/11/2020 in order to draw the attention of CIFs, UCITS Management Companies, Internally managed UCITS

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C415

CySEC has issued the Circular C415 on 06/11/2020 in order to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms (‘CIFs’), Credit Institutions, Alternative Investment Funds

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C414

CySEC has issued the Circular C414 on 06/11/2020 in order to inform  the Cyprus Investment Firms (‘CIFs’), Credit Institutions, Alternative Investment Funds

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C413

CySEC has issued the Circular C413 on 05/11/2020 in order to draw the attention of Cyprus Investment Firms, UCITS and Management Companies,

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C410


CySEC has issued the Circular C410 on 26/10/2020 in order to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms ('CIFs'), the Branches of Investment Firms, located in Cyprus

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C409

CySEC has issued the Circular C409 on 22/10/2020 in order to inform, the AIFM and Internally Managed AIF whose managed assets either exceed the limits

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C408

CySEC has issued the Circular C408 on 28/09/2020 in order to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms (‘CIFs’) that CySEC has issued a new Form, FPISA-CIF 

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C405

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C407

CySEC has issued the Circular C407 on 21/09/2020 in order to inform the Administrative Services Providers (‘ASPs’) about the latest version of the Form 

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C406

CySEC has issued the Circular C406 on 21/09/2020 in order to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms (‘CIFs’) about the latest version of the Form QST-CIF Version 5

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C404

CySEC has issued the Circular C404 on 15/09/2020 in order to inform about the results of a review recently carried out of the quality of information reported to CySEC by AIFMs (‘the Review’). Specifically, this

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C403


CySEC has issued the Circular C403 on 10/09/2020 in order to inform the Cyprus based AIFMs and internally managed AIFs whose total asset under management

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C402

CySEC has issued the Circular C402 on 31/07/2020 in order to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms (‘CIFs’) that the deadline regarding the submission of the COREP

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C401

CySEC has issued the Circular C401 on 23/07/2020 in order to remind the Cyprus Investment Firms (‘CIFs’) on the implementation of the CIF Record and to inform 

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C399


CySEC has issued the Circular C399 on 16/07/2020 in order to inform the CIFs, ASPs, UCITS Management Companies, Internally managed UCITS, AIFMs

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C398

CySEC has issued the Circular C398 on 07/07/2020 in order to inform about the key findings of a Review carried out of the circumstances that are considered

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C397


CySEC has issued the Circular C397 on 07/07/2020 in order to inform Cyprus Investment Firms (‘the CIFs’) that the  European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) 

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C396

CySEC has issued the Circular C396 on 30/06/2020 in order to inform Administrative Services Providers (‘ASPs’) that the latest version of the Form QST-ASP

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C395

CySEC has issued the Circular C395 on 30/06/2020 in order to inform Cyprus Investment Firms (CIFs) that the latest version of the Form QST-CIF Version 5 is issued.

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C394

CySEC has issued the Circular C394 on 29/06/2020 in order to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms (CIFs), Administrative Service Providers (ASPs), Undertakings for Collective Investment in 

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C393

CySEC has issued the Circular C393 on 30/06/2020 in order to inform the Alternative Investment Fund Managers (‘AIFMs’), UCITS Management Companies

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C392

CySEC has issued the Circular C392 on 23/06/2020 in order to inform the Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs), UCITS Management Companies

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C391


CySEC has issued the Circular C391 on 18/06/2020 in order to inform the CIFs, UCITS Management Companies, Internally managed UCITS, AIFMs,

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C389

CySEC has issued the Circular C389 on 16/06/2020 in order to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms (‘CIFs’) that on the 4th of June 2020, the European Banking Authority 

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C386

CySEC has issued the Circular C386 on 11/05/2020 in order to draw the attention of the Cyprus Investment Firms ('CIFs') to the Public Statement

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C385

CySEC has issued the CircularC385 on 08/05/2020 in order to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms (‘CIFs’),Alternative Investment Funds and their Manager

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C384

CySEC has issued the Circular C384 on 30/04/2020 in order to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms (CIFs), the Undertakings for Collective Investment

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C382

CySEC has issued the Circular C382 on 16/04/2020 in order to draw the attention of Regulated Entities to the following points related to Regulation (EU) 2015/2365 on transparency of securities financing transactions and

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C381

CySEC has issued the Circular C381 on 14/04/2020 in order to provide to the Cyprus Investment Firms (CIFs) clarifications about

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C380

CySEC has issued the Circular C380 on 14/04/2020 in order to draw the attention of the UCITS Management Companies, Self-Managed UCITS Investment Companies, Authorised AIFMs

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C379

CySEC has issued the Circular C379 on 08/04/2020 in order to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms (CIFs) that CySEC is requested to submit to the European Banking Authority (EBA) a population data template

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C378

CySEC has issued the Circular C378 on 08/04/2020 in order to inform Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs) and UCITS Management Companies that the European Securities and Markets Authority

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C377

CySEC has issued the Circular C377 on 08/04/2020 in order to remind Alternative Investment Fund Managers

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C376

CySEC has issued the Circular C376 on 07/04/2020 in order to inform the Undertakings Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) - Management 

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C375

CySEC has issued the Circular C375 on 06/04/2020 in order to draw the attention of the Cyprus Investment Firms (the “CIFs”) to the Public Statements that the European Securities and Markets Authority

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C373

CySEC has issued the Circular C373 on 31/03/2020 in order to inform the Regulated Entities that a further extension of the deadlines for submitting the RBS-F reports, Quarterly Statistics reports, relevant annual reports, COREP forms and disclosures will be granted

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Summary of CySEC's Circular C372

CySEC has issued the Circular C372 on 30/03/2020 in order to inform the Cyprus Investment Firms (CIFs) that the deadline for the submission to CySEC of the Form 87-03-01 – Annual Fees Calculation Form including the Annex

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ESMA: Clarifications for best execution reports under MiFID II

The ESMA has issued a press release on 31 March 2020 to inform ... Read More

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