Bank Of Cyprus Online Training

Bank of Cyprus Online Training

You may choose your courses below from two categories, live online and eLearning courses.

Live online courses are offered via a live online platform, and involve live, synchronous classes, which require students and instructors to be online at the same specific date and time.

eLearning Courses are self-paced online courses, which consist of pre-recorded video presentations and case studies. Learners may start, stop, and resume their training at any time.

To view the courses and register, please click on the relevant category below, choose your course and click on “REGISTER HERE”. To cancel your registration to a course, please click on “Cancel Registration”. After registering to the courses of your choice, these will be accessible via the EIMF Learning Management System platform (TalentLMS). For further information, please click here.

Live Online Courses

MiFID II Best Execution Practical Workshop

CPD Units: 5 | Subject-Matter Expert: Andreas Savoullis | Live Online


Overview

Best execution is the achievement to provide clients with the best possible outcome for their transactions. Investment Firms need to take all necessary and sufficient steps to obtain the best possible result for the execution of the client orders, having due regard to the wider market in any relevant instrument.

 

Training Information

October 08/10/2021 – 15:00-20:30

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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Sales Compliance and Techniques for Investment Firms

CPD Units: 5 | Subject-Matter Expert: Nektarios Michail | Live Online


Overview

The programme offers professionals the opportunity to examine specific approach of handling client communication relating to financial products and services in the compliant manner. The programme will focus on the proper provision of information to the clients, including marketing and communication through sales and retention representatives, within the auspices of the law.

 

Training Information

October 12/10/2021 – 09:00-15:00

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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Financial Fraud, White Collar Crimes

CPD Units: 5 | Subject-Matter Expert: Sophia Nearchou | Live Online


Overview

Financial crime at finance markets & corporate level, fraud, money laundering and Cyprus main regulatory provisions and legislation  White Collar Crimes (another term for Financial crimes) has gradually become of concern to businesses of the corporate field as well as the financial markets world.

 

Training Information

October 13/10/2021 – 09:00-11:45

October 15/10/2021 – 09:00-11:45

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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CRD IV & V for Banks

CPD Units: 5 | Subject-Matter Expert: Michael Stafferton | Live Online


Overview

This course covers the key parts of the relevant regulations, including level classification, capital requirement, capital eligibility, any liquidity requirements plus governance and disclosure. It is designed specifically for the typical Cyprus IF in that it focuses mainly on Class 2 or 3 Ifs.

 

Training Information

October 14/10/2021 – 10:30-13:15

October 15/10/2021 – 10:30-13:15

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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Portfolio Management, Investment Analysis, Risk and Regulatory Compliance

CPD Units: 10 | Subject-Matter Expert: Nektarios Michail | Live Online

Overview

The programme is split in two days, with the first focused on investment analysis and risk management, with further emphasis on the compliance side of analysis and how analysis relates to the investment advice regulation. On the second day, an overview of the most popular investment strategies is offered, examining how these are affected by prospectus law and the AIFM/UCITS regulation. In both days, practical strategy examples are used throughout the course duration.

 

Training Information

October 14/10/2021 – 14:30-20:00

October 15/10/2021 -14:30-20:00

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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MiFID II Product Governance

CPD Units: 5 | Subject-Matter Expert: Adam Samuel | Live Online

Overview

Product governance is probably the most important new subject area for financial services professionals in the EU. It finally entered the regulatory vocabulary at European level with the implementation of MiFID 2, closely followed by that of the Insurance Distribution Directive’s own provisions on the subject.  ESMA has already intervened in the marketing and promotion to retail customers of binary options and contracts for differences and Cyprus has responded to the ending of the ESMA measures by implementing its own intervention in September 2019.

 

Training Information

October 18/10/2021 – 10:00-12:45

October 21/10/2021 – 10:00-12:45

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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Financial Promotions, Appropriateness and Product Governance

CPD Units: 10 | Subject-Matter Expert: Adam Samuel | Live Online


Overview

This course looks at promotions under MiFID of all kinds, not just from the financial services compliance viewpoint but also advertising standards and good marketing. Adam always brings to courses examples of good, bad and sometimes dangerous promotions. He also likes looking at websites of participants’ competitors and various digital media channels to see what works and what does not. The course will also cover the process of carrying out product governance, the structures that businesses need to have in place to meet the regulators’ objectives.

 

Training Information

October 18/10/2021 – 10:00-12:45

October 21/10/2021 – 10:00-12:45

November 08/11/2021 – 10:00-12:45

November 12/11/2021 – 10:00-12:45

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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Compliance Essentials

CPD Units: 10 | Subject-Matter Expert: Alexis Zambas | Nicosia


Overview

Compliance Function is developing in one of the most important functions for the banks, as well as for the financial and insurance institutions, as demonstrated by several international scandals impacting the reputation of big financial institutions.

 

Training Information

October 19/10/2021 – 09:00-15:00

October 20/10/2021 – 09:00-15:00

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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Guidance through the Beneficial Ownership Registers – Practical analysis

CPD Units: 5 | Subject-Matter Expert: Sophia Nearchou | Live Online


Overview

The programme will consider an analysis of the Directive on preventing and combating the laundering of income from illegal activities. The programme will also provide information on the new law and its implementation and instructions on the registration of companies, express trusts and similar legal arrangements, crypto-assets and bodies in the register of Beneficial Owners of the relevant competent authority.

 

Training Information

October 20/10/2021 – 09:00-11:45

October 21/10/2021 – 10:00-12:45

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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Sustainability Related Disclosures in the Financial Services Sector (SFDR)

CPD Units: 5 | Subject-Matter Expert: Demetris Nicolaou | Live Online


Overview

The EU has recently adopted a series of regulations relating to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) requirements.  Sustainable Finance is among the core objectives of this initiative.  This programme will provide an overview of the various ESG initiatives and focus on the Sustainability Related Disclosures for the Financial Services Sector (SFRD).

 

Training Information

October 22/10/2021 – 09:00-15:00

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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Directors’ Roles and Responsibilities

CPD Units: 6 | Subject-Matter Expert: Petros Florides, Demetris Nicolaou | Live Online


Overview

All members of Boards of Directors need to follow a series of statutory law, common law and regulatory requirements designed to meet corporate governance standards and expectations of stakeholders – including regulators and the wider public. This includes duties to the corporation, the avoidance of conflict of interest, and the need to display high levels of skill, care and diligence when acting in good faith to promote the success of the company. By joining this half day seminar all pertinent questions will be answered, and participants will also have the chance to mingle and discuss with other Directors in the sector.

 

Training Information

October 26/10/2021 – 09:00-16:15

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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Understanding Securitization and Asset Backed Securities

CPD Units: 5 | Subject-Matter Expert: Michael Stafferton | Live Online


Overview

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the process, how the rating agencies seek to quantify the risk, the variety of structures involved and the motivations of the different parties involved. It also touches on the regulations and how the market has evolved during and since the financial crisis.

 

Training Information

November 02/11/2021 – 15:00-17:45

November 03/11/2021 – 15:00-17:45

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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The AIFM Legislation

CPD Units: 5 | Subject-Matter Expert: Nektarios Michail | Live Online


Overview

The programme aims to deliver an overview of the AIF legislation and is aimed at professionals working in any type of AIF. The course provides an overview of how the legislation should be interpreted and implemented in practice by funds operating in Cyprus. The course will elaborate issues such as the difference between light and full AIFMD regimes, as well as units, redemptions, special provisions, and disclosures.

 

Training Information

November 03/11/2021 – 17:00-19:45

November 04/11/2021 – 17:00-19:45

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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Investor Protection Updates

CPD Units: 5 | Subject-Matter Expert: Christina Livada | Live Online


Overview

MiFID II includes numerous provisions on investor protection especially as far as retail investors are concerned. Emphasis is given mainly to the information to be provided to the client, the efficient determination of the target market and the distribution of the investment products accordingly, the suitability and appropriateness assessment of clients and best practices when executing client orders.

 

Training Information

November 04/11/2021 – 09:00-11:45

November 05/11/2021 – 09:00-11:45

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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Financial Promotion and Appropriateness

CPD Units: 5 | Subject-Matter Expert: Adam Samuel | Live Online


Overview

This course looks at promotions under MiFID of all kinds, not just from the financial services compliance viewpoint but also advertising standards and good marketing. Adam always brings to courses examples of good, bad and sometimes dangerous promotions. He also likes looking at websites of participants’ competitors and various digital media channels to see what works and what does not. The course will also cover the process of carrying out product governance, the structures that businesses need to have in place to meet the regulators’ objectives.

 

Training Information

November 08/11/2021 – 10:00-12:45

November 12/11/2021 – 10:00-12:45

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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MiFIR Transaction Reporting

CPD Units: 5 | Subject-Matter Expert: Andreas Savoullis | Nicosia


Overview

The Markets in Financial Services Regulation and Directive (MiFID II) is part of the wider European Financial Services Action Plan. The main aim of creating a single market for financial services is to establish a stable, competitive and transparent financial services framework across the European Union.

 

Training Information

November 09/11/2021 – 15:00-17:45

November 10/11/2021 – 15:00-17:45

 

Delivery Method

Classroom: Nicosia

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International Economics Sanctions Overview

CPD Units: 5 | Subject-Matter Expert: Adonis Pegasiou | Live Online


Overview

International Economic Sanctions have become a central instrument in global governance over the past decades, employed by both sovereign states and international organisations. More recently, there has been a shift towards ‘smart’ or targeted sanctions that aim for the political and economic elites of targeted countries (e.g. through asset freezes and travel bans) rather than a more comprehensive sanctions approach (as large-scale trade or oil embargoes) that has detrimental effects on civilian populations.

 

Training Information

November 15/11/2021 – 09:00-15:00

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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Fund Administration, Accounting, Reporting and Depositary Functions

CPD Units: 5 | Subject-Matter Expert: Alexis Kartalis | Live Online


Overview

This seminar aims to familiarize participants with the basic elements of fund administration and depositary which are the fundamentals for the proper fund operation.

 

Training Information

November 15/11/2021 – 15:30-21:00

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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Pillar II Risk Management Framework: ICAAP

CPD Units: 5 | Subject-Matter Expert: Panayiotis Vasiliades | Live Online


Overview

The aim of the Pillar II Risk Management Framework is to enhance the link between an institution’s risk profile, its risk management and risk mitigation systems, and its future capital planning.

 

Training Information

November 17/11/2021 – 09:00-15:00

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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Fund Administration from A to Z

CPD Units: 10 | Subject-Matter Expert: Athos Myrianthous | Nicosia


Overview

The passing of the Alternative Investment Fund Law of 2018 and the transposition of the UCITS IV Directive into domestic Law in 2012 have harmonized the local regulatory framework in line with the EU fund regulations, increasing the country’s competitive position and opening the market for the set-up, management and administration of Cyprus funds which can be marketed domestically and in the EU. With a market now built on strong legal foundations, the business environment is created for Fund managers, Custodians, and Fund Administrators to operate and with their significant contribution the Cyprus fund market shall continue developing.

 

Training Information

November 18/11/2021 – 15:00-20:30

November 19/11/2021 – 15:00-20:30

 

Delivery Method

Classroom: Nicosia

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KYC & CDD Fundamentals

CPD Units: 5 | Subject-Matter Expert: Anna Stylianou | Live Online


Overview

This course covers the fundamentals of KYC/CDD according to the international guidelines. The participants will be able to understand the factors that need to be considered when evaluating the extent of KYC/CDD to their customers and learn how to apply specific KYC/CDD to specific types of customers. The course will also cover some examples to enable participants apply their knowledge.

 

Training Information

November 19/11/2021 – 09:00-15:00

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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Market Abuse and Trade Monitoring

CPD Units: 5 | Subject-Matter Expert: Andreas Savoullis | Nicosia


Overview

MAD is intended to guarantee the integrity of European financial markets and increase investor confidence. Any unlawful behaviour in the financial markets is prohibited. The concept of market abuse typically consists of insider dealing, unlawful disclosure of inside information, and market manipulation. MAR aims at enhancing market integrity and investor protection. To this end MAR updates and strengthened the existing MAD framework by extending its scope to new markets and trading strategies and by introducing new requirements.

 

Training Information

November 19/11/2021 – 15:00-20:30

 

Delivery Method

Classroom: Nicosia

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Legal Elements of Financial Fraud

CPD Units: 10 | Subject-Matter Expert: Panayiotis Antoniou | Live Online


Overview

The course will bring together understanding of complex financial transactions with an insight to law, methods, and ways resolve allegations of fraud. assist individuals who want to be certified fraud examiners to prepare for the Law examination for the CFE certification. It will assist them to understand the main types of legal systems and differentiate between the civil justice system and the criminal justice system. It also examines the various fraud schemes used in bankruptcy proceedings, the main money laundering methods, and securities and tax fraud methods. It also covers the basic principles of evidence and the individual rights during examinations which are necessary skills for a certified fraud examiner.

 

Training Information

November 20, 2021 | 09:00-15:00

November 27, 2021 | 15:00-20:30

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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Financial Promotion and Marketing Compliance

CPD Units: 10 | Subject-Matter Expert: Nektarios Michail | Live Online


Overview

The programme aims to deliver an overview of how the financial promotion and marketing compliance has changed with the most recent directives, circulars, and legislations. The course will not only elaborate on such issues but will also delve into the anti-money laundering legislation, via the 4th and 5th Directives, as well as the Best Execution overview.

 

Training Information

November 22/11/2021 – 09:00-15:00

November 23/11/2021 – 09:00-15:00

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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Fund Structures, Regulatory Requirements and Investor Relations

CPD Units: 5 | Subject-Matter Expert: Demetris Nicolaou | Live Online


Overview

This course will provide an overview of the various fund structures under the Cyprus Law regarding AIFS and UCITS.  The aim being to update the participants with the current requirements and guidelines issued by CYSEC regarding the setup and management of funds and the required communication with investors.

 

Training Information

November 22/11/2021 – 15:00-20:30

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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PSD2 & EMIs: How FinTech is reshaping the Industry

CPD Units: 7 | Subject-Matter Expert: Christina Aristidou | Live Online


Overview

This course examines the interplay between fintech and PSD2. The course focuses on the payment service providers regulated under PSD2, including payment institutions, third-party providers, and electronic money institutions (established by the Electronic Money Directive and regulated by both the Electronic Money Directive and PSD2). Fintech is instrumental to the transformation of the payment industry within the confines of PSD2.

 

Training Information

November 23/11/2021 – 09:00-12:45

November 24/11/2021 – 09:00-12:45

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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Portfolio Management, Investment Analysis, Risk & Regulatory Compliance

CPD Units: 10 | Subject-Matter Expert: Nektarios Michail | Live Online


Overview

The programme aims to deliver an overview of investment analysis and risk for CIF, UCITS, and AIF professionals, setting the foundations for the proper conduct of risk management. Furthermore, the course also offers the most popular fund management strategies, which can be employed by AIF professionals, as well as professionals working in CIFs which hold the portfolio management license.

 

Training Information

November 24/11/2021 – 15:00-20:30

November 25/11/2021 – 15:00-20:30

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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Market Abuse and Whistleblowing

CPD Units: 5 | Subject-Matter Expert: Christina Livada | Live Online


Overview

Integrated and efficient markets require the existence of sound and stable market structures. The smooth functioning of the markets can boost public confidence and create economic growth. Market abuse harms the idea of integrated markets and undermines people’s confidence in the financial system. It is essentially the product of insider dealing and market manipulation.

 

Training Information

November 25/11/2021 – 15:00-17:45

November 26/11/2021 – 15:00-17:45

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs): Legal Characteristics, Operating Conditions, Roles and Responsibilities

CPD Units: 5 | Subject-Matter Expert: Athos Myrianthous | Nicosia


Overview

This course will provide an insight to the legal characteristics and main operating conditions for the Alternative Investment Funds in Cyprus. The aim being to give a holistic understanding to participants of the main legal elements, different legal forms and structures and main operating conditions for AIFs. In the latest sections of the seminar, a description will be given of the main roles and responsibilities under the AIF and AIFM Law.

 

Training Information

November 26/11/2021 – 15:00-20:30

 

Delivery Method

Classroom: Nicosia

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🔴 Blockchain Regulation & Policy

CPD Units: 6 | CPD units attained from this course should not exceed the 50% of the total CPD Units of each individual, as per CySEC Circular No. C421.

Subject-Matter Expert: Christiana Aristidou | Live Online


Overview

This training course aims to consider the emerging issues in the regulation of Blockchain technology and examine the potential need for additional or adapted legislation. In this course, participants will understand that the wider the adoption of Blockchain technology across the world, the greater the innovation, which is vital for businesses and societies. Furthermore, the most important developments in relation to regulating the use of Blockchains shall be discussed and assessed, including certain pieces of regulation that have already been in place as well as initiatives, directives, views and positions of global bodies, key jurisdictions, different countries’ regulators and authorities.

 

Training Information

November 30/11/2021 – 09:00-12:15

December 01/12/2021 – 09:00-12:15

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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Compliance Essentials

CPD Units: 10 | Subject-Matter Expert: Panayiotis Antoniou  | Live Online


Overview

Compliance Function is developing in one of the most important functions for the banks, as well as for the financial and insurance institutions, as demonstrated by several international scandals impacting the reputation of big financial institutions.

 

Training Information

December 01/12/2021 – 16:00-19:45

December 06/12/2021 – 16:00-19:45

December 07/12/2021 – 16:00-19:45

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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Fund Set Up in Cyprus: A Practical Guide

CPD Units: 10 | Subject-Matter Expert: Athos Myrianthous | Nicosia


Overview

This Seminar aims to provide participants the knowledge and understanding to be able to set up a fund in Cyprus from A to Z. The Cyprus Fund Industry and the basic legal characteristics of AIF funds are examined so that participants can comprehensively understand every step of the process. All set up stages are thoroughly analysed, including the application for authorization and the drafting of legal documents.

 

Training Information

December 02/12/2021 – 15:00-20:30

December 03/12/2021 – 15:00-20:30

 

Delivery Method

Classroom: Nicosia

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Sales Compliance and Techniques for Investment Firms

CPD Units: 5 | Subject-Matter Expert: Marek Bota | Live Online


Overview

The programme offers professionals the opportunity to examine specific approach of handling client communication relating to financial products and services in the compliant manner. The programme will focus on the proper provision of information to the clients, including marketing and communication through sales and retention representatives, within the auspices of the law.

 

Training Information

December 03/12/2021 – 09:00-15:00

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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MiFID II Product Governance & Preparation of Key Information Documents (KID) of PRIIPs

CPD Units: 5 | Subject-Matter Expert: Nektarios Michail | Live Online


Overview

This program is intended for Investment Professionals engaged in designing and selling financial products, and for Compliance Professionals who need to monitor the promotion of such financial products to investors.  The programme offers a detailed overview of the Products Governance Requirements and the required components of the Key Investor Document (KID) for PRIPS (Packaged Retail Investment Products).

 

Training Information

December 10/12/2021 – 15:00-20:30

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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🔴 How To Set Up An Anti-bribery And Corruption Program

CPD Units: 5 | CPD units attained from this course should not exceed the 50% of the total CPD Units of each individual, as per CySEC Circular No. C421.

Subject-Matter Expert: Geert Vermeulen | Live Online


Overview

During this training we will discuss the definition of bribery and corruption and the most relevant anti-bribery and corruption laws. We will take a look at a couple cases and deduct enforcement trends. In the second part of the training we will discuss the elements of an effective anti-bribery and corruption program, some specific controls, tips and tricks.

 

Training Information

December 13/12/2021 – 10:00-12:45

December 14/12/2021 – 10:00-12:45

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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🔴 Ethics & Integrity

CPD Units: 10 | CPD units attained from this course should not exceed the 50% of the total CPD Units of each individual, as per CySEC Circular No. C421.

Subject-Matter Expert: Petros Florides | Live Online


Overview

The vast majority of people are inherently good and want to do the right thing. Nevertheless, everybody is confronted with situations that require conscious (or subconscious) ethical judgements that may compromise a person’s integrity.  To navigate the maze of ethical challenges, each of us needs a way of recognising an ethically compromising environment and/or situation and have recourse to a framework of understanding regarding options to consider before taking our next action.

 

Training Information

December 14/12/2021 – 09:00-15:00

December 15/12/2021 – 09:00-15:00

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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Regulatory Requirements Under the New Prudential Framework for Investment Firms (IFR/IFD)

CPD Units: 5 | Subject-Matter Expert: Panayiotis Antoniou, Panagiotis Vassiliades, Julie Andreou | Live Online


Overview

The seminar covers the new capital requirements focusing on the new prudential framework for investment firms which will be effected on 26th June 2021.

 

Training Information

December 17/12/2021 – 13:00-18:15

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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How To Conduct Third Party Due Diligence

CPD Units: 5 | Subject-Matter Expert: Geert Vermeulen | Live Online


Overview

Conducting third party due diligence is by far the most important anti-corruption control, and there are some important differences compared to conducting customer due diligence. Moreover, the upcoming EU legislation in respect of forced labour and environmental risks in the supply chain will broaden the scope of the third-party due diligence.  During this training we will discuss the ECMC 8-step approach for third-party due diligence and practice using it.

 

Training Information

December 20/12/2021 – 10:00-12:45

December 21/12/2021 – 10:00-12:45

 

Delivery Method

Live Online: Microsoft Teams

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eLearning Courses

Sales Compliance and Techniques for Investment Firms | New Course

CPD Units: 5


Overview

This course aims, is to assist professionals in investment firms, in particularly those whose primary function is within the Sales, customer retention and marketing environment, in understanding the regulatory framework they must operate in, and develop a self-understanding as to the allowed sales techniques.


Training Information

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and case studies. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

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Know your Client (KYC) and Customer Due Diligence (CDD)  | New Course

CPD Units: 5


Overview

This course provides essential knowledge for KYC and CDD procedures which are key tools in assessing customer risk and a legal requirement to comply with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorist Financing (CFT) laws. Effective KYC/CDD involves knowing a customer’s identity and their financial activities, ongoing monitoring of business activities, and identifying and mitigating the AML/CFT risk a business relationship may pose on the regulated entity.


Training Information

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and case studies. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

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MiFIR Transaction Reporting | New Course

CPD Units: 5


Overview

MiFID II/MiFIR which came into effect on 3 January 2018, is a new legislative framework which aims to strengthen investor protection and improve the functioning of financial markets making them more efficient, resilient and transparent. MiFID II and MiFIR introduced new provisions to enhance controls around the prevention of market abuse and to increase transparency in markets.


Training Information

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and case studies. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

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Product Governance, Suitability and Appropriateness | New Course

CPD Units: 5


Overview

The product governance regime aims to ensure that firm’s act in a client’s best interests, including funds and related management services, to end clients. It ensures that when a firm manufactures or distributes regulated financial services and products, it has arrangements in place to understand the products and only sold to investors and clients for which they are likely to be deemed suitable. The requirements apply to “services” as well as “products”, for all client types and to all distributors in the sales chain.


Training Information

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and case studies. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

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🔴 Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption

CPD Units: 5 | CPD units attained from this course should not exceed the 50% of the total CPD Units of each individual, as per CySEC Circular No. C421.


Overview

This course offers a comprehensive review to bribery and corruption, and the effects of both. It addresses the forms of bribery, provides statistics on bribery and examines the legal framework. It also covers the special provisions on how to report bribery.


Training Information

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and case studies. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

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AIF – Alternative Investment Funds and AIFM

CPD Units: 5


Overview

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to Alternative Investment Funds (AIF) and to Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) It addresses the various categories and legal forms of AIFs, the relevant legal framework and the rules relating to their operation, as well as the most recent amendment to the AIF Law. It also provides a sound grounding to the organisation and transparency requirements.


Training Information

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and case studies. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

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Best Execution Overview

CPD Units: 2


Overview

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to best execution. It addresses the characteristics of best execution and how to achieve it. It provides a solid grounding in order execution policies and client information. It also includes the special provisions and changes to best execution with MiFID II and the monitoring rules.


Training Information

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and case studies. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

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🔴 Ethics and Compliance

CPD Units: 2  | CPD units attained from this course should not exceed the 50% of the total CPD Units of each individual, as per CySEC Circular No. C421.


Overview

This course will help you to increase your personal ethics and explore your obligations to act with integrity in all aspects of your work and professional relationships. You will also appreciate an Ethical Code of Standards and examine how you can prevent bribery and corruption based on a financial regulatory context.

 

Training Information

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and case studies. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

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European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR)

CPD Units: 2


Overview

This course offers a comprehensive overview of the EMIR. It addresses the EMIR requirements, the types of counterparties and the clearing obligations. It provides a sound grounding to reporting requirements and risk management. It covers the risk mitigation processes and techniques as well as the EU margin rules and eligible collateral.

 

Training Information

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and case studies. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

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Financial Crime Risk Management

CPD Units: 3


Overview

Financial services organizations have the difficult task of effectively identifying the greatest risks to themselves and to their customers, protecting both parties against unnecessary risks and satisfying regulatory requirements for greater transparency, awareness, and consolidation of information across the organization. This interactive and engaging programme aims to help participants understand the financial crime regulatory framework; and develop a comprehension on the management of financial crime risks.

 

Training Information

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and case studies. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

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Financial Promotion and Marketing Compliance

CPD Units: 5


Overview

This course examines the role of the regulatory framework and competent authorities in countries such as the UK, Malta, the US, Cyprus and Germany, for the protection of consumers and investors. It provides a sound grounding in the guidelines for financial promotions and advertising principles. It covers the special provisions which result in unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices that go against professional diligence requirements.

 

Training Information

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and case studies. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

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Fundamentals of Risk Management

CPD Units: 2


Overview

This course offers a condensed review of risk management, with a specific focus on operational, credit and market risks. The course also covers risk oversight and corporate governance.

 

Training Information

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and case studies. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

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Governance, Risk Management and Compliance

CPD Units: 4


Overview

The self-based online training programme provides the participants with a broad range of areas addressed in a Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) model. Participants will understand how to apply GRC processes to avoid duplication of efforts. The programme also includes important definitions, and the structure of a GRC Model.


Training Information

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and case studies. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

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ICAAP – Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process

CPD Units: 5


Overview

This course outlines the relevant firm’s responsibility to perform an internal capital adequacy assessment. It examines the process and methodology that will need to be performed while investigating the risk management framework which needs to be established according to Basel guidelines. It also looks the responsibilities of the different functions as regards the risk assessment and sets out the contents of the report that must be produced so as to satisfy this regulatory requirement.


Training Information

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and case studies. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

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Insider Dealing and Market Manipulation

CPD Units: 5


Overview

This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the Market Abuse Regulation’s definitions on insider information and inside dealing. It will also cover legitimate behaviour, unlawful disclosure of inside information and market soundings. It will provide a sound grounding in market manipulation, the accepted market practices as well as the prohibition, prevention and detection of market abuse.

 

Training Information

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and case studies. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

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Market Abuse Regulation Overview

CPD Units: 2


Overview

This course offers a condensed review of Market Abuse Regulation (MAR). It addresses the characteristics of market abuse and the impact on firms and individuals. It provides a solid grounding in the market abuse offences, the role of the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) and the specific penalties.


Training Information

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and case studies. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

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Market Abuse and Regulation

CPD Units: 10

 

Overview

This course will provide a comprehensive review of Market Abuse and the respective regulatory environment. It will cover inside information and inside dealing as well as market manipulation, prohibition of market abuse and disclosure requirements. It will also examine the competent authorities with a perspective of the Cyprus and the UK financial regulators.

 

Training Information

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and case studies. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

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MiFID II Overview

CPD Units: 2

 

Overview

This course offers a brief overview of MiFID II. It addresses the changes to the market structure under MiFID and MiFID II, and provides a sound grounding to the MiFID II provisions.

 

Training Information

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and case studies. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

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Practical Aspects of the Compliance Function

CPD Units: 5


Overview

This course offers a practical review of the compliance function. It addresses the roles, responsibilities and mission of the compliance officer, the areas covered by the compliance unit and the tools and methodologies that facilitate the compliance officer’s daily work. It provides a sound grounding in the principles of compliance for investment firms and banking institutions. It extensively covers the regulatory provisions for operating a legally compliant firm.

 

Training Information

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and case studies. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

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Regulatory Fundamentals for the Financial Services Sector

CPD Units: 15


Overview

This course offers a comprehensive review of the major regulations, directives and regimes of financial firms. It includes MiFID II, EMIR, Anti-Money Laundering, Market Abuse Regulation, AIFMD and UCITS. It provides a solid grounding on Ethics and Compliance, as well as GDPR.

 

Training Information

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and case studies. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

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Treating Customers Fairly and Handling Complaints in the Financial Services Sector

CPD Units: 5

 

Overview

This course will help you to increase your knowledge in theory and practice about how to treat your customers fairly and in a compliant manner. It will also provide a sound grounding in the complaints handling procedure based on the financial regulations. It also addresses specific information and guides to management information and the Ombudsman.

 

Training Information

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and case studies. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

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UCITS – Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities

CPD Units: 5


Overview

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities (UCITS). It addresses the national and EU environment, reflecting to the historical background of UCITS and their current stats in numbers. It provides a solid grounding in the general environment and industry players of funds in Cyprus. It covers the special regulatory provisions of UCITS and specific information for their characteristics.

 

Training Information

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and case studies. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

 

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Risk Based Approach (RBA) to Anti Money Laundering

CPD Units: 5

 

Overview

This course aims to describe and explain the Risk-Based Approach (RBA) procedures so that the firms focus their efforts on those areas where the risk of ML and TF appears to be higher. Resources should be efficiently invested and applied where they are most required.

 

Training Information

This course may take up to 5 hours to complete. However, actual study time differs as each learner uses their own training pace.

 

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Compliance Introduction

CPD Units: 2


Overview

Compliance is developing in one of the most important functions for the banks, as well as for the financial and insurance institutions, as demonstrated by several international scandals impacting the reputation of big financial institutions. This course provide the essentials of compliance unit.

 

Training Information

The course is offered fully online using a self-paced approach. The learning units consist of video presentations and case studies. Learners may start, stop and resume their training at any time.

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🔴 Corporate Governance for Financial Institutions

CPD Units: 5 | CPD units attained from this course should not exceed the 50% of the total CPD Units of each individual, as per CySEC Circular No. C421.


Overview

The concept/term Corporate Governance has featured regularly in discussions, both within the professional and academic community, since the 1990s and has become even more prominent following significant cases of corporate failure which had overarching adverse effects on the global interconnected economy.

 

Training Information

This course may take up to 5 hours to complete. However, actual study time differs as each learner uses their own training pace.

 

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