The Cyprus Investment Firm (‘CIF’) licensing process

By CXF Compliance | February 3, 2022

In our previous article, we have talked  about  the main provisions of a CIF. One of the most common inquiries we receive relates to the procedure in order to set-up a CIF, through the Cyprus Security and Exchange Commission (the ‘CySEC’) and  the fees payable, accompanied by the CIF application of a new license and…

Cyprus Investment Firms (CIFs) – All you need to know

By CX Financia | February 1, 2022

The financial sector in Cyprus is continuously growing. Our company has been successfully obtaining licences for our clients for the authorisation of Investment Firms (CIFs), Investment Funds (AIFS and AIF Managers) and Electronic Money Institutions (EMIs). We fully support them in setting up their business, maintaining it operational and addressing their post-licensing challenges and requirements. We undertake, advise and…

Compliance risks: What you don’t timely manage can hurt you

By CX Financia | January 18, 2022

As global regulations and stakeholder expectations increase significantly, organizations are exposed to a greater degree of compliance risk than ever before. Compliance risk is a threat to a company’s financial, organizational, or reputational standing resulting from violations of laws, regulations, codes of conduct, or standards of practice. Cyprus Investment Firms (‘CIFs’), Alternative Investment Funds (‘AIFs’)…

Extension of TPR by CySEC

By CX Financia | December 17, 2021

Establishment of Temporary Permission Regime (‘TPR’) UK MiFID II firms became non-EU financial institutions no longer benefiting from the so-called “MiFID II” passport post-Brexit. Due to this, Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (‘CySEC’), established a TPR. Please find more information in our previous article regarding TPR here. Notification to TPR Entities in relation to the…

AML and Crypto Assets

By CX Financia | December 13, 2021

In a little over a decade, Bitcoin and other crypto assets have progressed from an idea to an economic phenomenon. We have seen cryptocurrencies explode as a viable way to trade currency. Due to its very nature and initial lack of regulation, it resulted in a large stream of illicit activity – namely money laundering.…

Social Media Platforms’ investment recommendations. What are the risks?

By CX Financia | December 9, 2021

Social media driving retail trading activity is a trend that is changing the market dynamics nowadays. Wild fluctuations in stock and crypto prices stir a range of feelings among investors, i.e., envy, confusion, and fear of missing out. However, the majority of the online traders are confused, wondering how to get in on the action.…



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