By Fotini Ntorzi, Advocate
A Cyprus Investment Firm is one of the most effective vehicles both within the European Union and worldwide for providing investment services either within Cyprus or abroad and Cyprus is evolving to a prominent investment services center given the increasing number of investment services firms that have been established in Cyprus in the past years.
The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission is the regulatory body which licenses the operation of investment firms and supervises the regulated entities in relation to their continuous legal obligations in light of the Investment Services, Investment Activities and Regulated Markets Law (Law 87(I)/2017), which is the national transposition of Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on markets in financial instruments (MiFID II).
Investment services include the reception and transmission of orders in relation to one or more financial instruments, the execution of orders on behalf of clients, the dealing on own account, the portfolio management, the investment advice, the underwriting or placing of financial instruments, the placing of financial instruments without a firm commitment basis and the operation of multilateral trading facility. Cyprus, a beneficial jurisdiction for establishing an investment firm, provides the possibility of offering investment services either within Cyprus or abroad on certain financial instruments.
Taking into account the benefits outlined below, Cyprus Investment Firms are regarded as an advantageous option to consider when entering the European Union investment services market. Why to establish an Investment Firm in Cyprus?
Cyprus Investment Firms is one of the best choices for the provision of Investment Services in the European Union and globally mainly due to the below factors: