FSA Seychelles: Guidelines on the submission of the Annual Compliance Form required for Securities Dealers

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) of Seychelles, via the issuance of its Circular on 29th of November 2022, wishes to provide clarifications regarding the contents of the Annual Compliance Form required to be submitted by Securities Dealers.

The Annual Compliance Form is an obligation imposed under Regulation 13(h) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Regulations, 2020, under which the Compliance Officer of the Securities Dealer needs to ensure the preparation and submission of the Form to the FSA within 90 days after each calendar year.

The said Circular clarifies that the submission of the reporting obligation related to the Annual Compliance Form should be made, as per the following:

  1. The Annual Compliance Form template to be used has been provided by the FSA;
  2. The Form submitted needs to be accompanied by the institutional risk assessment as per section 32(5) of the AML/CFT Act and any other documentation on the identification, assessment and mitigation of ML/TF risks that the Securities Dealer applies;
  3. The Annual Compliance Form to be submitted should additionally cover the areas below:


  1. Introduction
  2. Compliance structure and staffing
  3. Institutional Risk Assessment
  4. Customer Due Diligence (e.g. results of due diligence on customers, business relationships, transactions, etc.)
  5. Enhanced Due Diligence (e.g. results of the enhanced due diligence conducted)
  6. Politically Exposed Persons (e.g. results of the enhanced due diligence on persons identified as PEPs)
  7. Reliance on regulated persons
  8. Statistical history concerning the transactions reported to the FIU as well as the amount of the funds involved.
  9. Breaches under the AML/CFT Act
  10.   AML/CFT trainings
  11.   Staff: Summary of the disciplinary actions, resignations or terminations of compliance staff including the reasons for same.
  12.   Requests for information received from supervisory authorities and law enforcement agencies.
  13.   Review of compliance program and top deficiencies identified.
  14.   Plans for next year.

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