Cyprus: Cementing a Culture of Compliance

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Following the 2013 Cyprus financial crisis, the Cypriot banking industry launched a comprehensive reform program with the goal of bringing the Cyprus compliance regime and the stability of the banking sector up to the highest of global standards. Progress has been judged positively by Moneyval, rating agencies, and US correspondent banks, which have increased their presence in Cyprus, a unique accomplishment in the era of de-risking. The keys to this success have been the development of unique compliance programs, their dynamic implementation in a front-line jurisdiction, and the creation of a culture of compliance.

This program will study the case of Cyprus’ banking and compliance reforms to better understand how to build long lasting, sustainable, and locked-in improvements.

Topics Include:


Alma Angotti
Partner, Global Legislative and Regulatory Risk Leader

Craig Saperstein
Partner, Public Policy
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Dr. Charis Pouangare 
Deputy Chief 
Executive Officer 
Bank of Cyprus

Marios Skandalis 
Director of the Group Compliance Division 
Bank of Cyprus

Matheos Charalambides
Chief Compliance Officer 
Hellenic Bank



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