Education

For the sixth consecutive year, the Cyprus Fiduciary Association is happy to announce its annual plan of seminars and workshops. The primary target of the Association is to raise the standards of the fiduciary services sector in Cyprus and one of the best ways to achieve this, is by educating and training the sector’s professionals.

The objective of our seminars is to educate fiduciary professionals on their duties and responsibilities and to inform them on the latest sector developments, both local and international. Our aim is to deliver practical and hands-on seminars, with more examples and more real case scenarios.

Below you may find the educational seminars planned for 2019. Further details on the events (exact dates, speakers, agenda, etc.) will be announced at a later stage. Please note that the dates are provisional and subject to change.

Seminar 1: Holding, Financing, Deductions and VAT Completed
Educational pillar Tax
Targets Gain a better understanding of the VAT aspects of holding and financing companies and being able to calculate the relevant VAT deductions.
Target audience Directors, Corporate Administrators, Accountants, Lawyers
Format Seminar
Duration Half-day
Number of runs One (1)
Location Columbia Plaza Venue Centre (Wednesday, 23 January)
Details Brochure
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Seminar 2: A Practical Approach to the GDPR Challenges Within the Fiduciary Industry Completed
 

Educational pillar Compliance
Targets To analyse the Cyprus guidelines on GDPR and provide practical guidance on the implementation and adherence to relevant legislation.
Target audience ASPs, Audit firms, Law firms
Format Seminar
Duration Half-day
Number of runs Two (2)
Location Cleopatra Hotel Nicosia (Friday, 15 February)
Columbia Plaza Venue Centre, Limassol (Friday, 22 February)
Details Brochure
Registration Form
Seminar 3: AML & Compliance Seminar: Current Developments Completed 
Educational pillar AML & Compliance
Targets To inform and provide participants with a practical insight of the latest developments and directives that have direct effect on compliance and AML matters.
Target audience ASPs, Audit firms, Law firms, Banks, Directors, Compliance Officers
Format Seminar
Duration Half-day
Number of runs Two (2)
Location Cleopatra Hotel Nicosia (Tuesday, 2 April 2019)
Columbia Plaza Venue Centre Limassol (Thursday, 4 April 2019)
Details Brochure
Registration Form
Seminar 4: Seminar on Risk Assessment, Sanctions and Transaction Monitoring Completed
Educational pillar Directorship/ Trustee Services, AML & Compliance, Corporate Administration
Targets To analyse issues and practices related to risk assessments, sanctions and transaction monitoring
Target audience ASPs, Audit firms, Law firms, Banks
Format Seminar
Duration Half-day
Number of runs Two (2)
Location Columbia Plaza Venue Centre Limassol (Wednesday, 15 May 2019)
Semeli Hotel Nicosia (Friday, 17 May 2019)
Details Brochure
Registration Form

 

Seminar 5: Induction Course in Administrative Services Completed 
Educational pillar Directorship/ Trustee Services, AML & Compliance, Corporate Administration
Targets To provide new professionals in the fiduciary sector with necessary knowledge on the overall activities and responsibilities of an Administrative Services Provider.
Target audience ASPs, Audit firms, Law firms, Banks
Format Training Seminar
Duration Full-day
Number of runs One (1)
Location Cleopatra Hotel, Nicosia (Thursday, 30 May 2019)
Details Brochure
Registration Form
Seminar 6: Fund Administration Seminar 04 July 2019 
Educational pillar Fund Administration
Targets To provide a detailed insight of fund administration processes and procedures as well as an overview of the global fund industry and the requirements for setting up a fund in Cyprus.
Target audience ASPs, Audit firms, Law firms, Banks
Format Seminar
Duration Half-day
Number of runs One (1)
Location Thursday, 04 July 2019, EIMF Premises, Nicosia
Details Brochure
Registration Form
Seminar 7: Mediation – Alternative Dispute Resolution Seminar To be announced
Educational pillar Legal, Corporate Administration
Targets To inform the participants and provide an insight of alternative dispute resolution and mediation procedures.
Target audience ASPs, Audit firms, Law firms, Banks
Format Seminar
Duration Half-day
Number of runs Two (2)
Location Limassol
Nicosia
Details
Seminar 8: Seminar on Cryptocurrencies : Opportunities and Challenges June 2019 (Provisional Date)
Educational pillar Corporate Administration
Targets To provide participants with an understanding of cryptocurrencies as an alternate currency and payment option in parallel with an understanding of their function, regulation as well as with an insight of challenges and opportunities arising for the fiduciary industry.
Target audience ASPs, Audit firms, Law firms, Banks
Format Training Seminar
Duration Two full-days
Number of runs Two (2)
Location Nicosia
Limassol
Details
Seminar 9: Advanced AML Workshop September 2019 (Provisional Date)
 

Educational pillar AML & Compliance
Targets To inform and provide participants with practical and advance cases on AML matters.
Target audience Directors, Accountants, Corporate Administrators, Fiduciary Professionals
Format Workshop
Duration Half-day
Number of runs Two (2)
Location Nicosia
Limassol
Details
Seminar 10: Trusts seminar October 2019 (Provisional Date)
Educational pillar Directorship/ Trustee Services
Targets To analyse the rights of the settlor and beneficiaries under a trust by presenting real case study scenarios.
Target audience Directors, Corporate Administrators
Format Seminar
Duration Half-day
Number of runs Two (2)
Location Limassol
Nicosia
Details
Seminar 11: Directors Liability Workshop November 2019 (Provisional Date)
 

Educational pillar Directorship/Trustee Services
Targets To train experienced professionals on the duties, responsibilities and liabilities  borne when undertaking directorship duties in companies.
Target audience Lawyers, Accountants, Corporate Administrators, Fiduciary Professionals
Format Seminar
Duration Half-day
Number of runs Two (2)
Location Nicosia
Limassol
Details
Preparatory Course for CySEC exams on Compliance Officers*
Educational pillar AML & Compliance
Targets The preparatory course addresses people who wish to attend CySEC’s examination for Compliance Officers and will cover both all required regulatory framework as well as practical application of CO’s duties and responsibilities.
Target audience Directors, Corporate Administrators
Format Seminar
Duration 30-35 hours
Number of runs Two (2)
Location Nicosia & Limassol

* Subject to official announcement by CySEC on the date of the first Compliance Officers exams