Cyprus Fund Industry Regulator

Cyprus Fund Industry Regulator

Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission is the public authority responsible for the regulation of the Fund Industry in Cyprus
The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) is the independent public supervisory Authority responsible for the supervision of the investment services market and transactions in transferable securities carried out in the Republic of Cyprus.  CySEC aims to establish the Cyprus securities market as one of the safest, most reliable and attractive destinations for investment. Its mission is to exercise effective supervision to ensure investor protection and the healthy development of the securities market.

The main duties and responsibilities of the CySEC are set out in Article 25 of the Law which Regulates the Structure, Duties, Powers, Organisation of the Securities and Exchange Commission and other Related Matters (L73(I)/2009) and may be summarised as follows:
  1. To examine applications and grant operating licenses to entities under its supervision, as well as to suspend and revoke the said licenses.
  2. To supervise and regulate the operation of the Cyprus Stock Exchange and of other organised markets in the Republic and the transactions carried out in these markets.
  3. To supervise and regulate the agencies under its supervision in order to ensure their compliance with the laws governing their operation.
  4. To carry out all necessary investigations in view of the exercise of its duties under the law as well as on behalf of other foreign competent Authorities.
  5. To request and collect information which is necessary or conducive to the exercise of its duties under the law and to demand by written request the provision of information from any natural or legal person or organisation deemed to be in a position to provide the required information.
  6. To impose the administrative and disciplinary sanctions provided by the law.
  7. To require the cessation of practices which are contrary to the securities market laws.
  8. To apply to a competent court for the issue of an order for detention, or charge or freezing or prevention of alienation or transaction involving assets.
  9. To issue regulatory Directives and Decisions.
  10. To cooperate and exchange data and information with other public Authorities in the Republic, competent foreign supervisory Authorities and other organisations.

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