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AML - CFT
The AML/CFT Department is responsible for supervising the compliance of the CySEC’s Regulated Entities (the “Regulated Entities”) with their obligations deriving from the Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering Activities Law of 2007, as amended, (the “Law”) and the CySEC Directive for the Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (the “Directive”).

The duties of the AML/CFT Department, inter alia, include:
  • The monitoring, evaluation and supervision of the implementation of the provisions of the Law and the Directive by the Regulated Entities.
  • The supervision of the Regulated Entities with their continuous obligations through onsite and offsite inspections, for the purpose of assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of the measures and procedures applied. 
  • The participation in European Bodies which are responsible for the preparation of European Directives, Regulations, Standards and Directives.
  • The participation in the “Advisory Authority for Combating Money Laundering” which is established under section 56 of the Law.
  • The participation in committees composed of representatives of other relevant supervisory authorities in Cyprus and abroad, for the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing.
  • The participation in the evaluations conducted by the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) of the Council of Europe.
  • The drafting and publication of Directives, Guidelines and Circulars in accordance with the legislation governing the operation of the Regulated Entities.
  • The educating of Regulated Entities on the prevention of money laundering activities and terrorist financing.
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