MAP S.Platis is a leading Financial Services Consulting Group with clients that include regulators, banks, funds and fund managers, investment firms, financial technology firms, insurance firms, and payment and electronic money institutions. Our expert team provides unique and tailored solutions in international licensing, regulatory compliance, risk management, internal audit, human resources, regulatory technology, information technology, business resilience, information security including cybersecurity, governance, executive training and innovation consulting to financial institutions in the UK, Cyprus, and the EU. Thanks to our vast regulatory compliance experience supporting local and international financial services institutions, continued interaction with regulatory authorities, multidisciplinary and diverse team of professionals, unparalleled track record, global network of associates and wealth of resources, our internationally recognised and award-winning team can support any client’s regulatory needs efficiently and effectively.
With an impeccable 100% success rate, MAP S.Platis has been responsible for over 60% of all licenses issued by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). Our portfolio of clients includes some of the largest and most successful financial services companies in the world engaged in Forex, Asset Management, Banking and Payment Services.
Our expert team comprises high-calibre professionals including one of the strongest financial regulation research teams in the EU. Our team proudly displays a substantial and documented success record in authorising and supporting EU Investment Firms regulated by the CySEC, the MFSA (Malta), FCA (UK) and BaFin (Germany) under MiFID, with full passporting ability to all EU Member States.
History and Achievements
MAP S.Platis was founded by Dr. Stelios Platis as a specialised economic research and financial services training centre in 2003 under the name S.Platis Economic Research. By 2006, the company had already produced a significant number of seminal studies on home price indices, macroeconomic developments and forecasts, financial regulation, as well as risk analyses for infrastructure projects. It was in fact through research that it began focusing on the changing European Union (EU) regulatory infrastructure in financial services, MiFID.
Thus, by the implementation of MiFID in Cyprus in November 2007, MAP S.Platis – already a conglomerate of collaborating institutes – had put in place the foundation to become the first specialised team of financial regulation experts in the region. Based on deep and well-substantiated research and given the efforts of its founder and Chairman, Dr Stelios Platis, MAP S.Platis has succeeded in convincing CySEC in 2008 to include retail Forex as a duly regulated financial product under MiFID. This made Cyprus only the second EU Member State to do so in Europe, following the Financial Services Authority of the UK. As a result, to date, MAP S.Platis has consulted over 60% of all FX Brokers in Cyprus licensed under MiFID!
Today, MAP S.Platis carries proudly the tradition and solid reputation of the most innovative, reliable and highly professional provider of advisory, training and research services to the international financial services sector.