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Regulatory hurdles remain one of the greatest challenges for asset managers who increasingly look to outsource compliance functions. We spoke with Constantinos Meivatzis, Managing Director of IQ-EQ Cyprus, who says the firm combines industry expertise with innovative regtech solutions to deliver cutting-edge services to fund professionals and investors alike.
Thematic Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are experiencing record growth globally as investors want to capitalise on clean energy and technology. Demand for specialised ETFs will likely increase in Cyprus too, although these funds might not necessarily be traded on the island, says Maria Clappa, Partner at Tassos Papadopoulos and Associates LLC.
Cyprus AIFs, especially registered alternative investment funds (RAIFs), are quite attractive investment vehicles to UHNWIs due to their clearly defined parameters, flexible governance, strict risk management, reasonable level of regulatory oversight, tax efficiency, excellent image and reputation.
UCITS could be the investment theme for 2021 and beyond. As the returns on fixed deposits continue to be diminishing in the current low-interest rate environment, retail investors are asking for alternatives to traditional bank products. UCITS could be the answer, says Alexios Kartalis, General Manager of GMM Global Money Managers Ltd.