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Bank Of Cyprus Seminars List 2017

Bank of Cyprus CPD Seminars

Fund Administration and Custody

18 October | Alexis Kartalis

This seminar will give the tools to professionals that work in the sector to better understand the processes relating to fund administration. The ability to maintain the fund’s compliance with regulatory authorities. Explore some of the recent changes in the investment environment. Acquire the necessary skills to comply with the ever increasing demands of regulators.


Venue: Sporting  Club ,  Bank of Cyprus,  Yeri, Nicosia | Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

MiFID II Product Governance/ Suitability & Appropriateness

19 October | Vivienne Bannigan

MiFID II introduces a new product governance and distribution regime. The new regime is designed to ensure that when a firm manufactures or distributes regulated financial instruments, it has arrangements in place to understand the products and ensure they are only sold to investors and clients for which they are likely to be deemed suitable. The new requirements will apply to “services” as well as “products”, for all client types and to all distributors in the sales chain. The MiFID II Directive and the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation repeal and recast the Markets in Financial Instrument Directive, MiFID. The legislation and proposals are aimed to strengthen investor protection by making markets more efficient and transparent.


Venue: Sporting  Club ,  Bank of Cyprus,  Yeri, Nicosia | Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Global Financial Compliance

23 October | Panayiotis Antoniou

The Global Financial Compliance qualification addresses techniques used to implement a successful compliance function in a firm. It provides a comprehensive introduction to all the issues a global Compliance Officer may encounter. It addresses international issues including the international regulatory environment managing the risk of financial crime governance, risk management ethics, integrity and fairness.


Venue: Training  Center  of the  Bank of  Cyprus, Yeri , Nicosia | Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

MiFID II: Overview

27 October | Yiannos Ashiotis

MiFID II is a far -reaching reform across European Financial markets, which will create new requirements for firms and fundamentally altering the structures of certain markets. Implementing these changes will provide significant challenges for how firms operate. This one-day workshop will introduce delegates to a framework which aims to identify safe ports while navigating uncertain regulatory and operational changes.


Venue: Training  Center  of the  Bank of  Cyprus, Yeri , Nicosia | Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

MiFID II: Promotions and Handling Clients Complains

30 October | Adam Samuel

Complaint handling is an opportunity for firms to put things right for customers who have not had a good experience. It is a way to hear from the people on whom most financial services businesses rely: their clients. At the same time, one or more cases can destroy a business. This workshop explores what MiFID 2 and various other regulators, notably the UK has developed as a notion of fair customer treatment.


Venue: Training  Center  of the  Bank of  Cyprus, Yeri , Nicosia | Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Corporate Governance of Credit Institutions and Investment Firms pursuant to the EU regulatory framework

14 November | Petros Florides

Banking supervisors have taken up the issue both at international level through the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision as well as at European and national level. As a result, the corporate governance framework of banks and investment firms consists of specific and detailed legislative rules (CRD IV and MiFID II). Furthermore, specific rules such as “Say-on-pay” are included in the recently adopted Shareholder’s Directive.


Venue: Training  Center  of the  Bank of  Cyprus, Yeri , Nicosia | Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

MiFIR Transactional Reporting

16 November| Vivienne Bannigan

The regulatory transaction reporting regime will be standardised across Europe under the Markets in Financial Services Regulation. The primary purpose of transaction reports is to detect and investigate suspected market abuse, insider dealer and market manipulation.


Venue: Training  Center  of the  Bank of  Cyprus, Yeri , Nicosia | Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

MiFID II: Navigating the Regulatory and Implementation Challenges

6 December | Christina Livada

This workshop will introduce delegates to a framework which aims to identify safe practices while navigating uncertain regulatory and operational changes, and explain the importance of these regulatory reforms, the key legislative changes and how they inter-relate with the wider regulatory agenda.


Venue: Training  Center  of the  Bank of  Cyprus, Yeri , Nicosia | Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Market Abuse and Best Execution

7 December | Christina Livada

This workshop will provide delegates an opportunity to revisit the proposals aimed at strengthening and improving market integrity. As well as examining the MAR and MAD II proposals which will be extended to financial instruments and trading venues introduced the Markets in Financial Services Directive and Regulation (MiFID II).


Venue: Training  Center  of the  Bank of  Cyprus, Yeri , Nicosia | Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

MiFID II and Safeguarding Client Assets Regime

12 December | Vivienne Bannigan

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) introduces specific requirements for investment firms to implement to ensure the safeguarding to clients assets, including funds.  This one day workshop will provide delegates with an overview of these changes, impact assess what these requirements practically mean for firms and the risks that firms will need to consider while preparing for ‘day 1’ the 3rd January 2018.


Venue: Training  Center  of the  Bank of  Cyprus, Yeri , Nicosia | Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Alternative Investment Funds (AIF), AIFMD, and Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS)

13 December | Yiannos Ashiotis

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. 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.


Venue: Training  Center  of the  Bank of  Cyprus, Yeri , Nicosia | Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

MiFID II and Product Governance Requirements

19 December | Christina Livada

The objective of the product governance requirements is to ensure that firms, which manufacture and distribute financial instruments and structured deposits, act in the clients’ best interests during all stages of the life-cycle or products or services.  This one day workshop will provide delegates with an overview of these changes, impact assess what these requirements practically mean for firms.


Venue: Training  Center  of the  Bank of  Cyprus, Yeri , Nicosia | Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm