Cyprus Investment Company (CIF)
Initial Capital Requirements

Cyprus Investment Company (CIF)
Cyprus – Strategic Advantages
Initial Capital Requirements
Organisation and Structure Requirements
Conditions for the Granting of a License
How TBA can Help You

These requirements are classified according to the activities to be provided by the applicant CIF.

A CIF that provides one or more of the following investment services and holds clients’ money and/ or clients’ financial instruments, must have a minimum initial capital of €125,000:

– The reception and transmission of orders in relation to financial instruments.
– The execution of orders on behalf of clients.
– Portfolio management.
– Provision of investment advice.

A CIF that provides reception and transmission of orders and/ or investment advice without handling clients’ assets may have an initial capital of €50,000 or €40,000 plus professional indemnity insurance covering all Member States.

A CIF that provides one or more of the following investment services and activities shall have a minimum initial capital of €730,000:

– Dealing on own account.
– Underwriting of financial instruments and/ or placing of financial instruments on a firm commitment basis.
– Placing of financial instruments without a firm commitment basis.
– Operation of Multilateral Trading Facility.

When CYSEC is at the final stage of assessment of the application for the granting of a CIF license it will demand from the applicant, for the submission of a confirmation by a bank in Cyprus which will state that the entire initial capital required according to the Law is blocked in a bank account held by the bank and that it will remain blocked until the CIF authorization is granted.


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