MiFiD II Applied Product Governance for Investment Firms

MiFiD II Applied Product Governance for Investment Firms

The new rules of MiFID II and PRIIPs as well as of the relevant delegated acts came in force on 3 January 2018.


On the 3rd of January 2018, the new regulatory framework on the provision of investment services (MiFID II) and the packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (PRIIPs), were transposed into Law, bringing vast changes to the regulatory regime for Investment Firms and affected entities in Cyprus and the EU. According to the Commission, existing disclosures to retail investors for PRIIPs are uncoordinated and often do not help retail investors to compare different products, or understand their features. Consequently, retail investors have often made investments without understanding the associated risks and costs and have, on occasion, suffered unforeseen losses. Improving the transparency of PRIIPs offered to retail investors is an important investor protection measure and a precondition for rebuilding the confidence of retail investors in the financial market, in particular in the aftermath of the financial crisis.

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn how to:

  • Recognize major requirements of MiFID II relating to Product Governance for Investment Firms
  • Recognize major PRIIPS requirements
  • Learn how to structure KIDs
  • Recognize internal and external weighting of factors and data used
  • Recognize and establish their Target market
  • Collect the relevant client information for Appropriateness purposes
  • Recognize major investor protection issues
  • Review latest and related ESMA Q&A

Who Should attend

Anyone involved in product design, risk management, compliance and corporate governance should attend. Also people involved in marketing coming because they will be able to see how their role fits within product governance framework.


This workshop is designed to be participative throughout. The agenda will combine key formal presentations, case studies and syndicate discussion sessions. There will be ample opportunity for delegates to benchmark experiences with industry peers and raise issues of most concern to their organisation, either confidentially or in open session.

Suggested equipment

We recommend to participants to bring their personal laptop for the workshop.

Microsoft Excel will be used.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

According to CySEC’s requirements, persons registered in the Public Register of Certified Persons must renew their registration on a yearly basis by submitting to CySEC within two months from the end of each calendar year a statement of continued professional training on topics that fall within the existing legislation on the capital market.

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DATES: 29 June



LOCATION: EIMF Premises, Nicosia

TIME: 09:00 - 14:30

FEES: €180 + VAT


Participants will receive a certificate for successful participation indicating all topics covered

If you need help completing the online registration form, please give us a call at 2227 4470 or email us at info@eimf.eu 

Trainer: Panagiotis Nikolaou

Panagiotis Nikolaou is a professional with many years’ experience in the Financial Services Sector in general and in the world of Investment Firms in particular. He has worked in CIFs in various positions, including that of the General Manager, Risk Manager, Executive Director, as well as on the front line as Head of Dealing and Brokerage Departments. He currently leads AFXAnts with offices in Nicosia, Athens and Durban. Panagiotis is a full member of Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (MCSI) and the Society of Technical Analysts (MSTA). He holds CySEC’s Advanced Certification, he is an approved Trainer by the HRDA, and was nominated and sponsored by KPMG and Barclays Bank in 2015 to join “Future Leaders” executive seminars.