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Associate Member Regulation

Please note that some Associate Member firms may be IFA firms regulated in a different EU jurisdiction. (CIFSA is unable to and has no obligation to confirm the competency of the relevant regulator.) CIFSA is unable to mediate in complaints arising against an associate member. Please be aware that the area of cross-border financial services within the EU is complex, and any complaints must be directed to the ‘home’ regulator. Please be aware that the ‘home’ regulator may have different work hours because of time differences, may correspond in a language other than English, and may be unable to assist in certain circumstances. Please refer to ‘What to look for when taking advice‘ for further information.

All IFA firms regulated outside of their home country are required to hold ‘passporting’ permissions to operate in an EU territory other than that in which they are regulated. Such permission can be granted on an FOE Basis (Freedom of Establishment), where the firm is permitted to operate a local ‘branch/office’, or an FOS Basis (Freedom of Services), where the firm’s representatives may visit another EU territory, but all advice and business must be placed/given from the ‘home’ country. Whilst CIFSA will ensure the relevant permissions have been granted at the outset (upon application), it is beyond the scope of CIFSA’s service to ensure that these remain valid on an ongoing basis. We therefore strongly recommend that you check that appropriate permissions are in place before transacting any business with IFA firms regulated elsewhere , and contact CIFSA in the event of any query.

As a result of feedback from our members, the CIFSA Board of Directors has taken the decision not to publish individual contact details for staff at ‘Associate Member’ firms.

The Board would like to point out that all ‘Associate Member’ firms are admitted as members upon their commitment that they will act with the greatest integrity, display solid professionalism and adhere to high standards and ethics at all times. This page, updated semi-annually, details some of CIFSA’s Associate Members.

Membership Acceptance is subject to board approval. Where EU Cross-Border services are involved, applicants will be expected to comply with their regulatory obligations (Passporting/FOS/FOE) and proof that they have done so will be required.

Alliance Partnership
  Company:
Alliance Partnership
  Description:
Here at Alliance Partnership we have been working with British Expats in Cyprus for the past 6 years. Our unbiased CII qualified advisers are able to give professional advice.

  • Independent Financial Advisers
  • Pension Planning
  • QROPS Transfers
Complaint Consultancy Services (CCS) Ltd
  Company:
Complaint Consultancy Services (CCS) Ltd
  Description:

Offering bespoke services to organisations, individuals and consumers, specializing in Financial Services, "if you think compliance is too expensive - try non compliance"Former US deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty. "Compliance adds value if it is done right."

  • Technical regulatory advice
  • Complaints handling
  • Compliance Consultancy
Currency Solutions Ltd
  Company:
Currency Solutions Ltd
  Description:

FCA authorised currency specialist. We help clients exchange and transfer funds internationally, for large or regular amounts.

  • FSA Authorised Currency Specialist
  • Money Transfer Specialists
  • Currency Exchange
EWMT Eurowealth Management and Trustees Ltd
  Company:
EWMT Eurowealth Management and Trustees Ltd
  Description:

EWMT was established in 2008 with the express purpose of providing a range of specialist services to individuals and companies.

  • Cyprus Wills and Probate
  • Cyprus Property Trusts
  • Estate Planning
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Mariana
  Company:
Mariana
  Description:

Experienced and respected City of London based, FCA Regulated, Financial Solutions Provider with a team of over 100 experienced staff, incorporating Gilliat Financial Solutions, formerly a division of Arbuthnot Latham Private Bank. Provision of services to both private clients and Financial Advisory Professionals both within the UK and in the international marketplace.

  • Responsible Structured Product Solutions (UK and Offshore)
  • Market Strategy & Advisory
  • Tax Efficient Investment Solutions
  • Estate Planning Solutions
  • Liquid Alternative Investment Propositions
NEVEREST GROUP
  Company:
NEVEREST GROUP
  Description:

Our experience, gives us the opportunity to serve our clients in a professional manner in Company Formations, Nominee, Trustee and Company Secretarial services.

  • Company Incorporation
  • Nominee Services
  • Corporate & Legal Services
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Patrick Walker – Freelance Web Designer
  Company:
Patrick Walker - Freelance Web Designer
  Description:

Over 15 years' experience in the IT industry, working in highly competitive environments. Specialties include Web development and Graphic design, maintenance and development of commercial IT tools and databases.

  • Corporate Branding & Identity
  • Custom Web Designs
  • WordPress Content Management Templating
Sapienta Economics Ltd
  Company:
Sapienta Economics Ltd
  Description:

Sapienta Economics Ltd is an economic consultancy based in the Republic of Cyprus. The company produces analysis and research on the economies of south-eastern Europe and the eastern Mediterranean for international and local clients.

  • Independent top Level Economic Analysis
  • Bespoke Consultancy & Country Analysis Available
  • Data on political stability, government effectiveness, the Cyprus problem, structural policies, gas, fiscal performance, debt sustainability, banking stability
  • Renowned Country Analysis and Real-Time Alerts & Comment
SOVEREIGN
  Company:
SOVEREIGN
  Description:

The Sovereign Group provides a full range of cross border wealth management services from our strategically located global office network. In addition to high net worth individuals and their families, our clients include professionals, expatriates, entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes.

  • Trusts & Offshore Company Formations
  • Yacht Registrations
  • QROPS
STAFFMATTERS RECRUITMENT SPECIALISTS
  Company:
STAFFMATTERS RECRUITMENT SPECIALISTS
  Description:

StaffMatters Recruitment Specialists is located in Cyprus, where we provide arguably the best recruitment service to jobseekers and employers alike.

  • Experienced Worldwide Recruitment Consultancy
  • Candidate identification/selection & advertisements managed
  • Headhunting

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CARATFIN
  Company:
CARATFIN
  Description:

Caratfin operates in the European Union (EU) through its Cyprus registered company Caratfin Insurance Advisors Limited. The company provides its services to EU residents and corporate entities of the countries to which it has passporting rights.

  • Independent Financial Advisors
  • Investment Advice
  • Pension Planning
EWMT – Insurance Advisers and Agents Ltd
  Company:
EWMT – Insurance Advisers and Agents Ltd
  Description:

Our internationally-qualified and highly experienced team operate together in order to ensure that we can best fulfill the needs of our clients.

  • Wealth Managers
  • Wealth Protection and Planning
  • Individual and Corporate Retirement Planning
FAA Insurance Advisers Ltd
  Company:
FAA Insurance Advisers Ltd
  Description:

FAA Insurance Advisers Ltd is an insurance mediation company licensed by ICCS, a department of the Cyprus Ministry of Finance to conduct insurance mediation business for SEB Life International Assurance Company Ltd and Skandia Life Ireland Ltd.

  • Independent Financial Advisers
  • Protection/Insurance
  • Lump Sum & Regular Savings
  • Pension Planning & Pension Transfers
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FM GROUP
  Company:
FM GROUP
  Description:

FM Group has been providing financial planning advice to the expatriate community in Cyprus since 1995.

  • Independent Financial Advisors
  • Investment Advice
  • Pension Planning
KMG Capital Markets Ltd
  Company:
KMG Capital Markets Ltd
  Description:
With over 25 years of experience, KMG Capital Markets is a fully licensed, CySEC-regulated AIFM and UCITs management company. Our team is composed of highly-qualified financial specialists with a proven track record in excellence. KMG currently manages 18 funds with Assets Under Management circa € 500 million.

  • Fund Creation, Distribution, EU passport
  • Portfolio & Risk Management
  • Investment Advice
  • Regulatory and Compliance Support
LIFE PARTNERS
  Company:
LIFE PARTNERS
  Description:

Based in Cyprus, we offer a wide spectrum of services in the areas of insurance, investments, management consulting, nominee and recruitment solutions to individuals and corporations doing business locally and abroad.

  • Insurance
  • Investments
  • Financial Planning
MINDEN ADVISERS
  Company:
MINDEN ADVISERS
  Description:
Minden Advisers are properly regulated, fully qualified financial advisers, able to assist you in all aspects of financial planning, investment and protection for you and your family.
PEMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL
  Company:
PEMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL
  Description:

Pembridge International was established by 3 UK-qualified Financial Advisors. With industry experience from around the world, they came together to establish their own unique proposition based around servicing clients properly, at a time and in a manner that suits the client.

  • Independent Financial Advisors
  • Lump Sum & Regular Savings
  • Pension Planning & Pension Transfers
UK Expatriates
  Company:
UK Expatriates
  Description:

As Independent Financial Advisers, we can consult on virtually any Life Assurance Company product that may be of interest to you via our independent associations with many Offshore Life Insurance Companies.

  • Independent Financial Advisors
  • Retirement Planning
  • Currency Transfer

Please note: It is possible that CIFSA has associate member firms which are not listed here. You are invited to contact info@cifsa.org requesting confirmation of membership for a specific firm you may be dealing with, or are considering dealing with. Please note that CIFSA will not make public the full associate membership list to distributors and/or product providers at any point, and is therefore only able to respond to specific enquiries naming the firm in question.

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