Further to the Alternative Investment Funds (AIF) Law of 2014, and the Alternative Investment Funds Managers Directive of 2011, Cyprus became one of the most cost-effective and advantageous jurisdictions for the establishment of investment funds, offering great opportunities for fund managers to structure and grow their business in Europe and beyond. This has increased the demand for the registration of said funds in Cyprus, making the jurisdiction one of the stronger hubs for Funds in the region. Furthermore, companies that cater towards the ever expanding Fund sector need to pay special attention to the relevant Taxation issues and considerations, as it is easy to fail to do so without the relevant knowledge of the relevant taxation regime.
UCITS is a regulatory framework of the European Commission that creates a harmonized regime throughout Europe for the management and sale of mutual funds and they can be traced back to EU Directive of 20 December, 1985, the objective of which was to create a single European market for retail investment funds, while at the same time ensuring a high level of investor protection. UCITS funds can be registered in Europe and sold to investors worldwide using unified regulatory and investor protection requirements.
Cyprus has became one of the most cost-effective and advantageous jurisdictions for the establishment of investment funds, offering great opportunities for fund managers to structure and grow their business in Europe and beyond, making the jurisdiction one of the stronger hubs for Funds in the region.
Alternative Investment Funds (AIF)
Undertakings in Collective Investment Transferable Securities (UCITS)
DATES: 5, 6 February
DURATION: 6 Hours
CPD UNITS: 6
LOCATION: EIMF Premises, Nicosia
TIME: 17:00 - 20:30
FEES: €180 + VAT
|Start Date||Course Title||Location||CPD Units||Status|
|21 March||Understanding the role and responsibilities of the depository under AIF, UCITS and AIFLNPs||Nicosia||5||COMPLETED|
|27 March||Overview of the Cyprus Fund Sector: A legal Operational Approach||Nicosia||5||COMPLETED|
|23 April||Fund Administration A to Z||Nicosia||6||UPCOMING|
|10 May||Regulation (EU) 2017/1131 on money market funds||Nicosia||UPCOMING|
|12 May||Prospectus Law and Public Takeovers||Nicosia||UPCOMING|
|17 May||Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs)||Nicosia||UPCOMING|
|22 May||Investment Fund Operations & Administration||Nicosia||5||UPCOMING|
|29 May||Alternative Investment Funds (AIF), AIFMD, and Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS)||Nicosia||6||UPCOMING|
|14 June||Compliance in the Financial Services Sector – the Compliance Function in Practice||Limassol||10||UPCOMING|
|18 June||Understanding and Negotiating ISDA Master Agreement OTC Documentation||Nicosia||UPCOMING|
Who should attend:
Investment Services Professionals, Legal Professionals, Accountants, Fiduciary Service providers, individuals that deal with Alternative Investment Funds and their Managers, Investment Advisers, Fund Custodians, Portfolio Managers, Risk Managers, Legal Professionals and Compliance OFficers
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Instructor: Mr Alexis Kartalis
Mr. A. Kartalis was born in Athens in 1968. He graduated from the Department of Statistics of Athens University of Economics and Business (ex A.S.O.E.E) in 1991. In 2003 he got an MBA in Finance from ESCEM. He is a certified derivatives clearer.
He started his career from Citibank Athens, where he worked from 1994 till 197. From 1997 till 2012 he worked at BNP Paribas Securities Services Athens, initially as Head of Securities Operations and then as General Manager.
From September 2013 till today he works as General Manager in GMM Global Money Managers Ltd, a Cypriot mutual funds management company.
He is married and he has two children, while he systematically practices in long distance running