Cyprus presents a viable alternative to other EU domiciles at a much lower cost and is successful in attracting small and medium-sized funds avoiding the high costs of other fund jurisdictions, both in terms of initial setup and ongoing operating expenses.
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.