MAP Regional Study - Cyprus: S.Platis – A driving force of FX Registration

MAP S.Platis is an independent Cyprus-based centre of excellence in the support of financial institutions operating or wishing to operate in the European Union. The company is the leader in the field of registration of Banks and Investment Firms (IFs), including foreign exchange (FX) brokers and market makers in the European Union. The Managing Director, Dr. Stelios Platis, talks to e-Forex about the activities of the company and particularly its core, Financial Services Advisory (FSA), division.

First Published: e-Forex Magazine 37 / Retail Forex Client / October, 2009

Dr Platis, when was MAP S.Platis established and how is the company currently structured? MAP S.Platis was established in Cyprus in 2003, in anticipation of Cyprus’ entry into the European Union, by a team of professionals and financial services experts comprising, even back then, a total of more than 60 years of combined consulting experience in advising financial services institutions. The company started off as an economic research and training centre and quickly gained the reputation of a reliable service provider, mainly through our celebrated Executive Training courses for the employees of Investment Firms and Banking Institutions and our unrivalled compliance support to both Banks and Investment Firms. The company currently includes, apart from its mainstay – its Financial Services Advisory, also a strong Economic Research unit, an Executive Training unit, as well as Business Support and Hedge Fund Support teams.Financial Services Advisory is a key area of expertise for MAP S.Platis. What...continued

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