Greece: Regulatory Waiver

The Regulators

The Hellenic Republic Capital Market Commission and the Bank of Greece act as the nation's financial regulators. The Hellenic Republic Capital Market Commission supervises securities laws. The Bank of Greece is a treasurer and fiscal agent that supervises private insurance companies.

Requirements to Practice

Licensing requirements have been imposed for five distinct categories for financial professionals:

  • Analysts
  • Portfolio managers
  • Investment advisers
  • Brokers
  • Registered representatives

Acquiring any of these licenses involves a number of steps (including obtaining proof of professional experience, paying a fee, and completing an application) as well as passing an exam administered by the Hellenic Republic Capital Market Commission. Doing business in any of the categories requires licenses for each.

The Waiver

CFA charterholders are exempt from the regulatory exam when applying for an analyst license.