Cyprus Investment Funds Association
The Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) represents the face and voice of the Cyprus asset management and investment fund community. Founded in 2013, CIFA currently counts over 380 members and represents fund managers, depositaries, administrators, professional advisory firms and other specialist firms involved in the fund services industry in Cyprus. CIFA’s Board of Directors is comprised of high caliber industry professionals who come from all areas of the funds industry and are well-placed to support and complement the continued development of the industry. CIFA’s mission revolves around assisting its members capitalize on industry trends, shaping the development of the regulatory and legislative framework, enhancing professionalism, integrity and quality, and promoting Cyprus as a leading funds jurisdiction.
Invest Cyprus (Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency) is the investment promotion agency of the Government of Cyprus, dedicated to attract and facilitate foreign direct investment into the country. In close collaboration with all governmental authorities and public institutions, as well as the private sector and international experts, Invest Cyprus is the country’s lead agent in establishing Cyprus as a world class investment destination. Invest Cyprus’ mandate, is to raise awareness of Cyprus as a location for FDI across the globe, providing certainty around all aspects of operating a business in Cyprus and supporting potential investors in developing their business case for investment into the country.
IMH is the largest business knowledge and information transfer organisation in Cyprus. Its services include the coordination and running of conferences, seminars and commercial exhibitions, specialist business media publishing and human resources consulting. Every year, IMH organises more than 110 conferences related to every sector of the market, commercial exhibitions and training seminars, and undertakes the entire process of five business award ceremonies. IMH publishes the only dedicated business magazines in Cyprus: the Greek language monthly IN Business and the English-language monthly Gold, which are read by tens of thousands of Cypriot and non-Cypriot professionals, managers and entrepreneurs. It also operates the magazines’ accompanying news portals, the IN Business Portal (www.inbusinessnews.com), the GOLD Portal (www.goldnews.com.cy) and the REPORTER (www.reporter.com.cy). ΙΜΗ also delivers via e-mail the IN Business Daily Newsletter, the GOLD News Daily Newsletter and the REPORTER Newsletter. The IMH Business Development Department bids for tenders published by local public sector bodies, the European Union and other international organisations. Through its activities, ΙΜΗ gives businesses a chance to develop, to network, to find new clients and business associates, to communicate with new audiences and discover growth opportunities. www.imhbusiness.com
ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. We’re a thriving global community of 233,000 members and 536,000 future members based in 178 countries and regions that upholds the highest professional and ethical values. We believe that accountancy is a cornerstone profession of society that supports both public and private sectors. That’s why we’re committed to the development of a strong global accountancy profession and the many benefits that this brings to society and individuals. Since 1904 being a force for public good has been embedded in our purpose. And because we’re a not-for-profit organisation, we build a sustainable global profession by re-investing our surplus to deliver member value and develop the profession for the next generation. Find out more about us at accaglobal.com
The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is the leading global body for financial services professionals. Dedicated to professionalism since it emerged from the London Stock exchange in 1992, its purpose is to champion lifelong learning and integrity, raising individual standards of knowledge, skills and behaviour. The CISI offers globally recognised qualifications and membership for financial services professionals, as well as accessible and varied ways to learn - wherever you are, and however you prefer to study. Find out more by visiting www.cisi.org/beaprofessional.
Hedge Fund Association
The Hedge Fund Association is a 501(c) 6 nonprofit organization with a mission to advance transparency, development and trust in alternative investments. HFA’s leaders are all elected and appointed volunteers that work on behalf of the entire alternative investment industry, including hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, real estate and wealth management firms, institutional investors, family offices and service providers. To learn more visit https://www.hedgefundassoc.org/.
ICAEW is a world leading professional body of Chartered Accountants with over 195,300 members and students. ICAEW Chartered Accountants are talented, ethical and committed professionals, which is why 99 of the top 100 Global Brands employ our members. We attract talented individuals into the profession and give them the skills and values they need to build resilient businesses, economies and societies, while ensuring our planet’s resources are managed sustainably. ICAEW is a founder member, and current chair, of Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW)–supporting, developing and promoting over 1.8m members and students in more than 190 countries around the world. ICAEW’s world leading qualification, the ACA has direct regulatory recognition in Cyprus ensuring access to ICPAC, government roles and the audit profession.
ICMA promotes well-functioning cross-border capital markets, which are essential to fund sustainable economic growth. It is a not-for-profit membership association with offices in Zurich, London, Paris, Brussels and Hong Kong, serving more than 600 member firms in over 60 jurisdictions. Among its members are private and official sector issuers, banks, broker-dealers, asset managers, pension funds, insurance companies, market infrastructure providers, central banks and law firms. It provides industry-driven standards and recommendations, prioritising four core fixed income market areas: primary, secondary, repo and collateral and sustainable finance. ICMA works with regulatory and governmental authorities, helping to ensure that financial regulation supports stable and efficient capital markets. www.icmagroup.org/
The International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA) is a non-profit global trade compliance community with over 3,000 members worldwide. Our mission is to serve the needs of professionals engaged in international trade compliance. We host education conferences in the U.S., Canada and Asia covering import, export, supply chain and more. Our library is a great resourse for information on industry related topics as well as our Question-and-Answer Database. Membership is complimentary the first year to regular individual members. To find out more visit icpainc.org
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Through its representation of ten member banks, that hold more than 90% of market share and provide a full range of banking services, the Association of Cyprus Banks (ACB) is the voice of the Cyprus banking system. The organization aims to promote best practices for the interest of the banking sector and the local economy. The ACB is a non-profit organization through which common positions are formulated and promoted on banking and financial issues, when local legislative and governmental policies are determined. In communicating the industry’s views, the ACB cooperates closely with the Central Bank of Cyprus, the House of Representatives and various Ministries as well as other private and public bodies. The Association also has a close relationship with the European Banking Federation (of which it is a member), national banking associations and global organizations.
ACFE - Cyprus Chapter
Being one of the 217 chapters of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the Cyprus Chapter of the ACFE is an anti-fraud organization that serves professionals, students and communities in Cyprus. The objective of the Cyprus Chapter of ACFE is to promote improved fraud detection and deterrence. This is achieved through enhancement of knowledge, promotion of networking opportunities and support for its members and the business, academic and government community
Created in 2003, CFA Society Cyprus is dedicated to professional excellence, integrity, education, volunteer service and strength of community. CFA Society Cyprus has over 180 Mmbers representing all major banks and investment firms in Cyprus. CFA Society Cyprus Members have earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Awarded only to a select group of investment specialists, the CFA charter required its candidates to master a rigorous curriculum including investment valuation, portfolio management, asset allocation, economic and market analysis and ethical practices. SFA Society Cyprus is a local Society for CFA Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia, and a member of the CFA Institute Global Network of Societies. www.cfainstitute.org
The Cyprus Fiduciary Association (CYFA), established in 2011, is the representative body of regulated Administrative Service Providers (ASP’s) in Cyprus. With a vision to assist in forming a solid international business sector in Cyprus operating on high professional standards, ethics and integrity, the Association aims to serve industry providers by promoting their interests, raising sector awareness, supporting their operations, contributing to new legislations and delivering valuable training to professionals. The Association’s commitment to its purpose has established it among the most reputable and recognised organisations within the country, before public and regulatory authorities, other associations, as well as the business community in Cyprus and overseas.
Cyprus Institute of Internal Auditors
The Cyprus Institute of Internal Auditors was first established in 10 November 1998 and it’s a non – profit organization. The purpose of the Institute is the promotion and recognition of the Internal Auditors profession in Cyprus, the enrichment of knowledge and abilities of its members through the exchange of ideas, information and experience and the offer of education and seminars in respect of the Internal Audit. The Institute is full and equal member of the Global Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA Global) and full and equal member of the European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditors (ECIIA)
Cyprus Integrity Forum
The Cyprus Integrity Forum (CIF) was established in 2010, and is today the leading institution in Cyprus for the fight against corruption and promotion of transparency. It is an independent, non-governmental, non-politically partisan and non-profit organization. CIF collaborates with various organizations in Cyprus, in Europe and in the USA to effectively raise public awareness in all layers of society for combating corruption in our everyday lives, enhance the content and quality of public and corporate governance in all forms of business and ensure that the State and all Governmental Bodies act and behave in a manner that promotes transparency and ethics in all respects.
Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus
The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) is the relevant authority for the accountancy profession in Cyprus. Established in 1961, ICPAC currently has more than 5.300 professional accountants as members and another 3,500 students and graduates. Its principal objectives include the provision of an organisational framework for all professional accountants, the support and the promotion of the activities and interests of the accountancy profession, safeguarding the reputation of the profession and adherence to the Code of Ethics by all its members, as well as the continuous professional development and updating of members on issues relevant to accounting, auditing and other business matters. In addition, ICPAC has been delegated the task to regulate the audit profession and is also a competent authority under the Anti-Money Laundering laws, the Laws on the regulation of enterprises providing administrative services and the Insolvency Practitioners Law. ICPAC is a key stakeholder in the economy of the country, playing a vital role to establish and maintain Cyprus as a prominent international business centre of good repute. It provides assistance to the Government and its departments, participates in the parliamentary consultation, as well as cooperates harmoniously with other bodies of the private sector. Furthermore, ICPAC is active outside the boundaries of Cyprus via a network of international accountancy and other professional bodies.