Course description

Continuous Professional Development for CySEC certified professionals

The 3-day intensive CPD CySEC course has been especially designed for professionals who have already acquired their CySEC certification and want to maintain it successfully, as required by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission.

In acknowledgement of your demanding schedule, the course has been split into three five-hour sessions, granting you the 15 Units you need to renew and maintain your certification, easily, quickly, as well as cost-effectively given our very competitive €150 total tuition fee.

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Introduction to AML/TF Laws & the Expected Amendments of the 5th AML Directive
5 units

UCITS AIFS and the Management Companies
5 units

Insider Dealing and market manipulation
5 units

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Alexander College

Who we are
& what we do

Alexander College is the highest-ranking UK University offering degrees in Cyprus! *

In partnership with the University of the West of England in Bristol, Alexander College provides one of the most dynamic and diverse education environments in Cyprus. In combination with a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, Alexander College also offers high quality professional courses in finance, compliance and trading through its branch Alexander Professional Studies (APS).

APS’ mission is to offer professional development for individuals aiming to further their careers through the provision of intensive, targeted short programs taught by experts. APS’ courses are flexible, provide great networking opportunities, allow professionals to sharpen their skills and always seek to maintain their relevance by covering topics and practices relevant to today’s global economy.

*The Guardian UK

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George A. Georgiou

George has extensive experience in banking operations and investments. His long-standing banking career saw him hold various managerial positions, including Branch Manager, Operational Risk Manager, Business Continuity Manager, Compliance Manager, as well as Anti-Money Laundering officer.

During his time at Société Generale Bank Cyprus he was Head of Training, undertaking staff training both in Paris and Cyprus for almost a decade. Following his retirement, he continued to hold several positions at prominent investment firms, including those of Executive Director and Consultant for the implementation of MIFID II. George is currently professional studies instructor at Alexander College.

George A. George
Constantinos Aristophanous

Constantinos Aristophanous

Constantinos, a hardened industry veteran, began his Banking career at the age of 21 when he joined the Cyprus Cooperative Bank. His effort, dedication and insight soon saw him promoted to Branch Manager, followed by Chief Trader in the Foreign Currency Department.

From there he took a career leap and utilised his all-rounded knowledge and experience of the financial markets to enter the island’s booming forex industry. He has held several positions at renowned Forex firms such as Head of Dealing and Senior Portfolio Manager, before becoming Executive Director. He is currently Head of Technical Analysis at NAGA Academy and professional studies instructor at Alexander College.

date Units Content Outline Duration
Introduction to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Terrorism Financing (TF) Laws
& the Expected Amendments of the 5th AML Directive (5 Units)
Day 1 Introduction
What is 'Anti Money Laundering – AML
Anti-Money-Laundering Enforcement Groups
Firms Obligations
1.5 hrs
Stages of AML
Due Diligence
Enhanced Due Diligence (CDD)
Simplified Due Diligence (CDD)
1.5 hrs
Suspicious Indicators
Compliance Officer Duties
Risk Based Approach
4th and 5th Directive
2.0 hrs
Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) Alternative Investment Funds (AIF)
and the management of companies (5 Units)
Day 2 Funds Introduction
2.0 hrs
Management Companies 1.0 hrs
AIFs New Legislation
2.0 hrs
Insider Dealing and market manipulation (5 Units)
Day 3 Inside Information
Provisions Relating to Issuers of Financial Instruments
1.5 hrs
Market Manipulation
Disseminating Information
1.5 hrs
Administrative Measures and Sanctions
Market Manipulation Cases
Crypto currency & Blockchain
2.0 hrs


Exclusive APS Offer

  • Whereas usually 5 CPD units cost €150, with APS you pay that same amount for 15 units!


per participant

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All participants will receive a certificate for successful participation upon completion of the course.

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