Regulatory Requirements for Outsourcing


Regulatory Requirements for Outsourcing

Under the MiFID framework (both I and II), the outsourcing of critical and important functions is subject to strict requirements. Many outsourcing arrangements are strictly prohibited while the ones allowed must ensure that they do not create undue operational risks or impair the quality and independence of firms’ activities and internal controls or the ability of the investment firm and the relevant NCA to supervise compliance with regulatory requirements.


This course provides the essential knowledge required to navigate these complex requirements and offers simple guidance to assist regulated entities to comply in the most efficient manner.

Course Content

  • The basics of outsourcing
  • What constitutes a material outsourcing arrangement and why that matters
  • What you need to be mindful of when dealing with regulators and why regulators are concerned about outsourcing
  • The provisions that apply to all authorised firms in the financial services sector
  • The additional provisions that apply to outsourcing arrangements entered into by the financial services sector
  • A review and checklist of the main issues that typically arise when negotiating outsourcing contracts
  • Lessons to be learnt from enforcement action taken by the regulators
  • Internal outsourcing policies for businesses – what they should contain and practical points
  • International outsourcing arrangements and some specific issues to be aware of

Who should attend

  • Compliance Officers
  • Risk Managers
  • Directors of Investment Firms
  • Fiduciary service providers
  • Legal professionals
  • All support firms that cater the Investment Firms Sector
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DATES: 13 February



LOCATION: CMS Training Centre, Limassol

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 

Trainer: Yiannis Ashiotis

A seasoned trainer, Yiannos has been putting his diverse international business experience in good use by helping organizations achieve their targets by empowering their people through energetic, value adding training programs. Yiannos has developed and conducted professional training seminars with emphasis on accounting, finance, management, regulation as well as a variety of business topics to corporate audiences in many countries including Poland, Hungary, Greece, Cyprus, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Egypt, Abu Dhabi etc.


During his career Yiannos has held various managerial and executive positions in a number of multinational companies in Europe and the Middle East in a variety of industries. He was involved in diverse activities ranging from business development to operations and executive management. He structured complex investment funds, lead organizational change, and implemented regulatory programs across international organizations. Yiannos holds non–‐executive directorships in a number of financial services organizations and is a member of many international professional bodies. He is currently the Managing Director of Intelion Partners, a boutique firm focusing on management, financial, and investment firm/fund advisory and consulting.