News & Events

23 Jan 2017

IN Busines Award 2016

CIFA was awarded with the INB business Award 2016 Editor's Choice

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2 Nov 2016

Annual General Meeting 2016

The President, Mr. Angelos Gregoriades, and the Members of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association ...

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1 Nov 2016

Cyprus Investment Funds Brochure for 2016-2017

Cyprus Investment Funds Association releases new Cyprus Investment Funds ...

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29 Jun 2016

EFAMA grants full membership to CIFA

Cyprus upgraded to national association of EFAMA

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07 Jun 2016

International Fund Summit 2016

Speech and Presentation at International Fund Summit 2016 by CIFA President

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17 Dec 2015

ELTIFs will boost European growth

The introduction a new fund vehicle by new regulations governing European Long-Term Investment Funds (ELTIFs) on 9 December will bring more opportunities for professional and retail investors to fulfil their long-term investment objectives.

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09 Dec 2015

Eltifs set for Wednesday launch

The European Union’s regulation on European Long Term Investment Funds (Eltifs) comes into effect this Wednesday ...

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03 Nov 2015

Cyprus Fact Sheet - 29 October 2015

from the Press and Information Office of the Republic of Cyprus

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Jul 27, 2015

New tax incentives to attract foreign investment

The Cyprus government has announced a series of new tax incentives to boost economic activity and attract foreign investment. International investors (individuals and corporate ...

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Jun 17, 2015

Newsweek Special Report - The Cyprus Comeback

Investment opportunities abound in an economy that has defied all odds.

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Jun 17, 2015

Cyprus, Greece and Egypt Increase Cooperation

Cyprus, Greece and Egypt have pledged to increase their political and economic cooperation for the benefit...

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Jun 17, 2015

Economy Expands in Q1 of 2015

After three and a half years of recession or 14 quarters of negative growth, the Cyprus economy expanded in the first quarter of 2015, ...

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May 22, 2015

Announcement

The Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) would like to thank the sponsors of ...

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May 21, 2015

Cyprus Investment Funds Association Workshop

Monday 8th June 2015

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May 07, 2015

Fitch Upgrades Bank of Cyprus to 'CCC' and Hellenic Bank to 'B-'-Stable

The following statement was released by the rating agency) BARCELONA/LONDON, April 28 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has upgraded ...

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May 07, 2015

CIFA enlists KWM to promote Cypriot investment funds

The Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) has formed a strategic partnership with law firm, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) ...

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May 07, 2015

CIFA partners KWM to develop fund regulation

King & Wood Mallesons to help position Cyprus as destination for fund managers from Asia ...

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May 07, 2015

Return to International Markets Reflects Investor Confidence, Affirms Georgiades

Cyprus’ impressive return to the international markets confirms the restoration of the international investment community’s confidence in Cyprus’ economy, ...

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May 07, 2015

Fitch Affirms Cyprus’ Positive Economic Outlook

Following recent developments in the island’s implementation of its economic adjustment programme, international credit rating agency Fitch ...

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May 05, 2015

Angelos Gregoriades: Loan Sales May Facilitate NPL Reduction

Loan sales may assist the collective effort to reduce Cyprus’ inordinately high levels of Non-Performing Loans (NPLs), President of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA), Angelos Gregoriades, has affirmed. ...

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Apr 09, 2015

Press Release

Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) proceeds with a strategic cooperation for the purpose of promoting Cyprus investment funds

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Apr 09, 2015

Ανακοίνωση Τύπου

O Κυπριακός Οργανισμός Επενδυτικών Ταμείων (CIFA) προχωρεί σε στρατηγική συνεργασία για προώθηση των επενδυτικών κεφαλαίων στην Κύπρο

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Mar 28, 2015

CYPRUS: Standard and Poor’s raises outlook to ‘positive’

Standard and Poor’s (S&Ps) has revised the Cypriot economy’s outlook to ‘positive’ from ‘stable’, maintaining the economy’s “B+/B” rating based on a faster than expected reduction of the general government debt, supported by less adverse economic growth prospects than before.

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Feb 27, 2015

The Times Cyprus Report 18.02.15

Cyprus on the road to recovery...

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Feb 10, 2015

Chrystalla Georghadji: A Promising Outlook for the Future

Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC) Governor Chrystalla Georghadji has expressed optimism that Cyprus ...

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Feb 10, 2015

Angelos Gregoriades: Presenting Cyprus’ Investment Attributes

Welcoming attendees to today’s prestigious investment event, the Cyprus Investors Summit 2015, President of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association ...

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Feb 10, 2015

Speech at Investor Summit in Limassol by CIFA President

Welcome Speech at the Cyprus Investors Summit 2015
Limassol, 10 February 2015

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Jan 19, 2015

Cayman has included Cyprus in the list of white countries re money laundering regulations

The proceeds of crime Law, 2008
(No. 10 of 2008)
Money Laundering (Amendment) Regulations, 2013

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Dec 08, 2014

TripAdvisor names Limassol in 10 Destinations on the Rise

(CNN) -- These may soon be 10 of the most popular destinations in the world.
Our advice: Visit them before everyone else does.

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Dec 08, 2014

Finance Ministry Further Eases Capital Controls

The Ministry of Finance has further eased capital controls imposed on client transactions through the island’s lenders in March 2013.

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Nov 27, 2014

Cyprus begins long road to recovery

In the darkest days of its $10 billion bailout by the Troika (the IMF, the European Commission and the European Central Bank) last year, ...

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Nov 27, 2014

Letter of CIFA Chairman following the AGM of CIFA

On behalf of the CIFA Board of Directors, I would like to extend our gratitude for your presence at CIFA’s first Annual General Meeting (‘AGM’) ...

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Nov 26, 2014

The World is not Enough

If the world of finance, politics and economics was played out in one of James Bond’s films, it would no doubt be The World is not Enough. ...

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Nov 24, 2014

Bank of Cyprus turnaround promising: Wilbur Ross

Wilbur Ross, WL Ross & Company chairman & CEO, discusses a frightening moment at the Bank of Cyprus after the installation of Josef Ackermann as chairman in an effort to overhaul the bank's board.

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Nov 16, 2014

Moody's upgrades Cyprus's government bond rating to B3 and assigns stable outlook

London, 14 November 2014 -- Moody's Investors Service has today upgraded Cyprus's government bond rating to B3 from Caa3 ...

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Nov 14, 2014

Cyprus, Iceland sign double taxation agreement

Cyprus and Iceland have signed a double taxation agreement based on the OECD Model Convention for the Avoidance ...

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Nov 14, 2014

CIFA AGM - Agenda

Agenda of the Annual General Meeting of CIFA
16:30pm, 17/11/2014, Hilton Hotel Nicosia, Ahera room

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Nov 12, 2014

Foreign Direct Investment in Cyprus exceed €2 billion in the past year

FDIs exceed €2 bin EU Visa and property sales attract 1979 people Foreign direct investments (FDIs) into Cyprus ...

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Nov 12, 2014

Ancoria Bank to Begin Operations in 2015

The Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC) has revealed that it expects to conclude its approval of Ancoria Bank within the coming months, ...

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Oct 27, 2014

Three Cypriot banks pass the EU-wide stress test, one bank records manageable shortfall

Three Cypriot banks completed with a capital surplus the European Central Bank`s comprehensive assessment, ...

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Oct 27, 2014

Fitch Revises Cyprus's Outlook to Positive;

The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, October 24 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings ...

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Oct 24, 2014

S&P upgrades Cyprus on strong budgetary performance (updated)

At the same time, S&P affirmed the short-term foreign and local currency ratings at ‘B’. The outlook is stable. ...

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Oct 16, 2014

Interview of Finance Minister on CNBC

Cypriot Finance Minister Harris Georgiades says the European Central Bank's asset-backed security purchase program is of "prudential importance".

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Oct 08, 2014

Wilbur Ross Expresses Confidence in Cyprus’ Growth Potential

Wilbur Ross – who recently invested over €400 million in the Bank of Cyprus ...

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Oct 08, 2014

Cyprus Economic, Banking & Financial Update

Ministry of Finance - Newsletter October 2014

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Oct 03, 2014

EBRD looking to increase involvement in Cyprus

(Reuters) - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is already eyeing fresh deals in Cyprus ...

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Sep 26, 2014

Abdullah Ensour: Cyprus is Important Partner for Jordan

Prime Minister of Jordan, Abdullah Ensour, has – according to the Jordan News Agency – stressed that Jordan is keen on developing ...

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Sep 26, 2014

Eni-Kogas Drillship Begins Drilling

Newly arrived drillship, Saipem 10000, representing the Eni/Kogas consortium, began yesterday, Thursday ...

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Sep 26, 2014

CI Raises BoC’s Financial Strength Rating to B-

Capital Intelligence (CI), the international credit rating agency situated in Limassol, has raised the Bank of Cyprus' (BoC) ...

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Sep 01, 2014

Aphrodite Hills Hotel Rebranding & Spa Accolade

In the middle of August it was officially announced that the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort ...

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Sep 01, 2014

Tax News

Cyprus recently signed two significant new tax agreements ...

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Sep 01, 2014

Limassol Marina Opens, Larnaca Upgrade to Go Ahead

Since the commercial area of the €350 million Limassol Marina project was officially opened by President Nicos Anastasiades ...

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June 19, 2014

Eurogroup statement on Cyprus 

The Eurogroup welcomes the Troika's conclusion following its fourth review mission that Cyprus's adjustment programme...

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June 06, 2014

Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission - Press Release

More efficient and more productive the new framework for the certification of persons ...

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June 02, 2014

Cyprus gets rid of all domestic capital controls - Businessweek

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus on Friday formally eliminated all domestic restrictions on money transfers, ...

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June 02, 2014

CIFA supports Conference in Promoting Cyprus as an attractive Funds Jurisdiction

The Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM) in collaboration with the Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) ...

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June 02, 2014

Invitation to an event organized by GMM with the support of CIPA and CIFA

Invitation to an event organized by GMM with the support of CIPA and CIFA

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June 02, 2014

Angelos Gregoriades: Alternatives to Bank Financing

Following the announcement that the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) would start investing in Cyprus, for ...

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May 17, 2014

Statement by the European Commission, ECB and IMF on the Fourth Review Mission to Cyprus

Staff teams from the European Commission (EC), European Central Bank (ECB), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Nicosia 6-17 May 2014 for the fourth review ...

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May 22, 2014

CIFA welcomes EBRD decision to commence operations in Cyprus

The agreement with EBRD is a positive development for the Cyprus real economy. On the one hand it will provide financing to the businesses and ...

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May 19, 2014

Green light for EBRD operation in Cyprus

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has agreed to finance Cyprus for a limited period to help the island overcome the problems caused by the deep economic crisis, it was announced yesterday...

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Mar 20, 2014

Interview of Mr. Angelos Gregoriades

Cyprus offers a cost-effective and advantageous location to establish investment funds, says President of CIFA Angelos Gregoriades, who sees great ...

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Mar 10, 2014

Eurogroup statement on Cyprus

The Eurogroup welcomes the Troika's conclusion following its third review mission that Cyprus's adjustment programme...

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