Cysec Launches Alert on Entities Without Operating Authorization


June 21, 2021, | AtoZ MarketsThe Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (“CySEC”) informed investors that following websites do not belong to an entity that has been granted an authorization to provide investment services in accordance with the provisions of article 5 of Law 87 (I) / 2017.

The companies mentioned in the alert are :

 

Cysec also said in his circular that the value of Total Assets Under their Management reached €9.8bn in the 1st quarter of 2021, recording a 14% increase over the 4th quarter of the 2020.

Based on the statistics for the 1st quarter of 2021, CySEC has 284 Management Companies and Undertakings of Collective Investments (UCIs) under its supervision, of which 196 have operations.

There are a total of 166 UCIs in operation, comprising 74% of the total AUM, there are 149 UCIs domiciled in Cyprus.

From the total of 166 UCIs managed by UCIs Management Companies, 123 invest in Cyprus either entirely or partially, and €2.2 billion (22.8%) are investments made in Cyprus. The 54% of the investments in Cyprus are in Private Equity, while 14% are in Real Estate.

Finally, regarding the specific sectors that UCIs invested in during the 1st quarter of 2021, the AUM in the Energy sector totalled €314.9m (3.22% of total AUM), while €36m was invested in Fintech (0.37% of total AUM), €31.7m in Shipping (0.32% of total AUM), €39.5m in the Sustainability sector (0.40% of total AUM) and €5.6m in Cryptocurrencies (0.06% of total AUM).

Remember that the mission of the CySEC is to exercise effective supervision to ensure investor protection and the healthy development of the securities market.

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