Central Bank of Cyprus guidance on dealings with shell companies

On 2 November 2018 the Central Bank of Cyprus issued a revised circular to money laundering compliance officers of all regulated credit, payment and e-money institutions on the issue of so-called shell companies. It replaces an earlier circular issued in June 2018 and aims to provide additional clarification to reinforce the effectiveness of anti-money laundering […]

Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission announcement on Registered Alternative Investment Funds

The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (“CySEC”) has issued an announcement reiterating the legal and regulatory framework applicable to Registered AIFs (“RAIFs”). According to CySEC, communications and promotional material issued by several market participants contain incorrect information about the regulatory requirements that apply to RAIFs, and CySEC wishes to correct any misunderstanding. RAIFs are governed […]