Capital Markets Union: Creating a stronger and more integrated European financial supervisory architecture

The European System of Financial Supervision (ESFS), which aims to strengthen financial supervision, improve consumer protection and ultimately rebuild trust in the EU financial system, consists of the three main European Supervisory Agencies (ESAs) and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB). The ESAs supervise individual sectors and institutions (the “micro-prudential” pillar), whereas the ESRB oversees […]

CySEC circular regarding reporting under the Common Reporting Standard

The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a circular (C224 dated 14 July 2017) to Cyprus Investment Firms, administrative service providers, Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities, UCITS management companies and Alternative Investment Funds and their managers that it regulates, reminding them of their obligations under ministerial order 161/2016, which implements the Common […]

Cyprus Investment Firms – commercial collaboration with third parties

The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (‘CySEC’) has recently issued a circular (C217 dated 26 June 2017) to Cyprus Investment Firms (‘CIFs’) it regulates regarding commercial collaboration with third parties, for example to promote the CIF online, to use the third party’s website as a portal for displaying promotional and advertising content or to host […]

CySEC guidance on regulated entities’ compliance with reporting and other obligations

The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (‘CySEC’) has issued a circular (C191 dated 1 March 2017) to entities that it regulates clarifying the scope of their obligations to submit reports, returns and other information to CySEC. The circular makes clear that regulated entities are subject to the relevant Cyprus and European legislation from the date […]