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The Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) announced that the investment fund sector enjoyed significant growth during 2021, with the total amount of Assets under Management (AuM) increasing by 48.7% despite the adverse effects of the pandemic. “The sector is now established as one of the most promising of the Cypriot economy and one of the fastest-growing at a European level,” CIFA said in a statement, adding that it wishes to express its “satisfaction with the sector’s course and believes that its upward but…
M. Target Group was established in 2014 in Cyprus, a perfect location for globally oriented companies and high-net-worth individuals; starting as a medium-size firm offering accounting, tax planning and consulting services, over the years it has built a solid reputation for balancing strategic thinking with a ‘can-do’ approach as well as a loyal base of both local and international customers, while expanding into new fields and new markets with a focus on a proactive approach to addressing challenges of the…
Switzerland, Norway, UK, Germany, Sweden, and France lead the rankings as best places for private businesses and entrepreneurship to flourish in PwC’s first ever EMEA Private Business Heatmap. It ranks the attractiveness of 34 EMEA countries across categories including macroeconomics, private business landscape, tax and regulatory environment, Environmental, Social, and Governance metrics, public health, education, skills and talent, and technology infrastructure. Cyprus ranks in the ‘advancing’ category, placing 12th, with an overall score of 54.5, while The Netherlands ranks 11th…
The fund industry in Cyprus has been steadily growing in recent years. However, there are still gaps in the local market in terms of the investment strategies offered to investors. Successful Business spoke to Andrey Narutskiy (AN), CEO and Executive Director, Mikhail Borisov (MB), CIO and Portfolio Manager, and Demetris Nicolaou (DN), Head of Business Development at LEON MFO Investments Limited about the situation in the market and how they plan to enhance the investment offering to wellinformed and professional…
The European Union has taken steps to facilitate the cross-border distribution of funds (both undertakings for collective investments ‘UCITS’ and alternative investment funds ‘AIFs’) by introducing the Cross-Border Distribution of Funds package of measures (the ‘CBDF legislation’). The CBDF legislation includes a Directive (EU) 2019/1160 amending both the UCITS Directive and AIFMD and a directly effective Regulation 2019/1156 supplemented by ESMA guidelines on marketing communications for UCITS and AIFs published on 27 May 2021. The Directive was implemented in Cyprus…
The concept of а ’family office’ is not new. For a long time, all over the world large family capital and the affairs of wealthy families have been managed by professionals. But recently, multi-family offices have started to appear in Cyprus more often. These family offices serve the interests of several families at once. Is this an advantage or a disadvantage? Does Cyprus meet the requirements of the modern world in this area, and is it competitive in comparison with…
Blockchain technology enables the digital ownership, transfer, and storage of assets without the necessary need of a central third party or intermediary. The attributes of this technology, wrapped nicely with token interface standards such as that of NFTs, are revolutionising the ownership of real and virtual word assets. It is possible to tokenise a real estate deal in Cyprus, or even to purchase land in a virtual world. Not only that, through  Apps, blockchain technology has pushed to revolutionise the financial products and financial concepts as we know…

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