ALERT - Unauthorized use of website https://everprotrader.com// (the “unlawful website”)

This notice is issued by the Financial Services Authority of Seychelles (“FSA”) drawing attention to the following website and the fact that this website is not linked to any entity licensed or regulated by the FSA in any capacity. Details on the website are as follows:

Website:

https://everprotrader.com/

The FSA Seychelles urges investors and members of the public to exercise extreme caution in respect of this website. The FSA reminds same that the Authority is not responsible should persons continue or maintain client relationship, or uses services provided with or by the aforementioned website.

ALERT- Unlicensed insurance business activity

This notice is issued by the Financial Services Authority of Seychelles (“FSA”) drawing attention to the following website https://www.universal.co.za and the fact that this website is linked to Universal Health Care (South Africa) which is providing insurance business to the local market. The FSA would like to advise consumers that Universal Health Care (South Africa) is not licensed by the FSA to conduct insurance business in and/or from within the Seychelles.

The FSA Seychelles urges members of the public to exercise extreme caution in respect of this company and any services or products being offered. The FSA reminds same that the Authority is not responsible should persons continue or maintain client relationships or utilise services provided with or by the aforementioned company. If consumers engage the services of any insurance company not licensed by the FSA, they are not protected under the Insurance Act and the regulations which govern entities licensed in the Seychelles.

The Financial Services Authority

21 October 2021

ALERT- Unlicensed insurance business activity

This notice is issued by the Financial Services Authority of Seychelles (“FSA”) drawing attention to the following website https://royal-assist.com and the fact that this website is linked to Royal Assist Private Limited which claims to be providing medical insurance business solutions. The FSA would like to advise consumers that Royal Assist Private Limited is not licensed by the FSA to conduct insurance business in and/or from within the Seychelles.

The FSA Seychelles urges members of the public to exercise extreme caution in respect of this company and any services or products being offered. The FSA reminds same that the Authority is not responsible should persons continue or maintain client relationships or utilise services provided with or by the aforementioned company. If consumers engage the services of any insurance company not licensed by the FSA, they are not protected under the Insurance Act and the regulations which govern entities licensed in the Seychelles.

The Financial Services Authority

21 October 2021

ALERT - Unauthorised use of website https://idealfxhub.com/

Unauthorized use of websitehttps://idealfxhub.com/  (the “unlawful website”)

This notice is issued by the Financial Services Authority of Seychelles (“FSA”) drawing attention to the following website and the fact that this website is not linked to any entity licensed or regulated by the FSA in any capacity. Details on the website are as follows:

Website:

https://idealfxhub.com/

The FSA Seychelles urges investors and members of the public to exercise extreme caution in respect of this website. The FSA reminds same that the Authority is not responsible should persons continue or maintain client relationship, or uses services provided with or by the aforementioned website.

VACANCY - Risk management, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Risk Management, Monitoring and Evaluation Section

Job Purpose:

Accountable for the risk management operations of the FSA, to include the integration of risk concepts into strategic planning, risk identification and mitigation activities

Summary of Duties:

  • Work alongside the Director to establish the key risk indicators for the FSA.
  • Maintain internal data for risk analysis and reporting.
  • Identify, quantify, manage and report risks in accordance with the FSA’s governance framework and policy guidelines.
  • Monitor and evaluate the FSA’s performance in the application of risk in its decision-making process and propose continuous improvements.
  • Identify potential regulatory and non-regulatory risk through thorough and ongoing risk assessments with relevant business leads, develop and implement robust mitigation plans to minimise any adverse impact to the FSA.
  • Work alongside the director to provide insightful and quality reporting to the board subcommittee and other key stakeholders to support risk processes.

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Degree in accounting, business administration, finance or risk management.
  • Experience in the use of risk quantitative techniques and experience in the analysis of business metrics and the formulation of Key Risk and Performance Indicators is a plus.

 Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 To Apply:

Please forward your covering letter, curriculum vitae, certificates, references and referees to:

Head of Corporate Affairs

Financial Services Authority

P.O. Box 991, Bois De Rose Avenue, Mahe

Email: recruitment@fsaseychelles.sc

Closing date of application: 15th October, 2021

VACANCY - Business Analyst

Insurance, Gambling and Pension Supervision Section

Job Purpose:

Responsible to oversee the prudential and market conduct of regulated entities in order to ensure compliance and to achieve the sections overall goals and objectives.

Summary of Duties:

  • Review and evaluate license and/or registration application made under the Insurance Act, 2008 and under the Gambling Act, 2014.
  • Assist with corporate governance, internal controls, risk management issues.
  • Process and approve changes in licensee’s structure.
  • Review and approve products (for life insurance business).
  • Assist in policy matters such as new products, laws and regulations, codes, guidelines, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
  • Assist in the continuous review and update of application procedure manuals, fit and proper procedure manuals in accordance to international best practices.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of financial consumer education programmes.
  • Participate in undertaking market research for continuous improvement of the regulatory/supervisory framework for the various sector under its purview.
  • Assist on on-site inspections.
  • Assist in AML/CFT matters.

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Degree in Insurance, Mathematics, Risk Management, Economics, Actuarial Science, Statistics, Finance, Accounting or a related field; or
  • Professional qualifications in Insurance/Pension/Financial Planning/Finance and Accounting from a recognised professional body; and
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant working experience, of which at least 2 years should be within the insurance and gambling industry and/or insurance and gambling regulatory environment; and
  • Relevant compliance, operational and managerial experience in financial services.

 Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 To Apply:

Please forward your covering letter, curriculum vitae, certificates, references and referees to:

Head of Corporate Affairs

Financial Services Authority

P.O. Box 991, Bois De Rose Avenue, Mahe

Email: recruitment@fsaseychelles.sc

Closing date of application: 15th October, 2021

VACANCY - Financial Analyst

Fiduciary Section

Job Purpose:

Performs financial, statistical and analytical studies and prepare financial reports and statements in respect to licensees and other authorised entities within the Fiduciary Supervision Section.

Summary of Duties:

  • Work in close collaboration with the Director and Manager to assist in ensuring the Financial Analysis function of the Authorisations Unit is effectively and efficient conducted.
  • Ensure adherence with the established service standards, internal systems and control of the Authorisations Unit relating to the financial analysis function and take appropriate regulatory enforcement action in event of breaches.
  • Review and analyse audited financial statements or any other returns submitted by licensees and other authorized entities from the Fiduciary services sector to identify trends relating to revenues and expenses.
  • Design, disseminate, and interpret data collected through periodic returns submitted by licensees from the Fiduciary Services sector.
  • Maintain and update the registers being maintained by the FSA in respect to information pertaining to financial information provided by licensees within the Fiduciary Services Section.
  • Analyze data to ensure proper accounting procedures and standards have been followed by all licensees.
  • Participate in onsite inspections as and when required.

 

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Degree in Business Administration, Law, Management, Finance or any other related field; or
  • Other Relevant Professional Qualifications including: International Compliance Association – International Diploma in Compliance; or
  • ICSA- Level 5 Diploma or
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in Related Field.

Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply:

Please forward your covering letter, curriculum vitae, certificates, references and referees to:

Head of Corporate Affairs

Financial Services Authority

P.O. Box 991, Bois De Rose Avenue, Mahe

Email: recruitment@fsaseychelles.sc

Closing date of application: 15th October, 2021

VACANCY - Business Analyst

Fiduciary Section

Job Purpose:

Responsible for reviewing and determining the merit of license applications and other authorisations requests for approval within the Fiduciary Services Sector.

Summary of Duties:

  • Work in close collaboration with the Manager Authorisations to assist and ensure effective and efficient operations of the unit.
  • Engage in the processing and evaluation of applications submitted within the Authorisations Unit including but not limited to licensing, renewal, changes and other authorisation applications.
  • Assess and appraise all applications in consultation with the other units and in line with relevant current legislation in place applying the KYC principles and due diligence.
  • Coordinate, facilitate liaison and dissemination of information to customers or their agents and provide a comprehensive analysis of applications.
  • Engage in the conduct of onsite inspections in ensuring prospective licensee’s adherence with the prevailing legislations or on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Contribute in the formulation, implementation, and maintenance of policies, procedures and practices, participate in the development of strategic plans for the FSA and review exercises as and when required.
  • Provide stakeholders with market information i.e. new licences and developments in the Industry.
  • Assist in the undertaking of market research to improve the regulatory standing of the industry and the jurisdiction.

 Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or Law or any other relevant field or suitable level of experience in a relevant field; or
  • Diploma in International Compliance Association (ICA) plus 2 years of relevant working experience.

Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply:

Please forward your covering letter, curriculum vitae, certificates, references and referees to:

Head of Corporate Affairs

Financial Services Authority

P.O. Box 991, Bois De Rose Avenue, Mahe

Email: recruitment@fsaseychelles.sc

Closing date of application: 15th October, 2021

Vacancy- Policy Analyst

Policy Analyst

Policy, Research and Statistics Section

Job Purpose:

Review of existing policies and make recommendations to management in order to improve the current legislative landscape.

Duties:

  • Undertake reviews of proposed policies and initiate amendments to legislations as required.
  • Conduct industry surveys, collate and analyse data, and produce reports as assigned.
  • Collate statistics of the organisation’s licensees and products.
  • Work in collaboration with other technical departments of the organization in the implementation of new products developments.
  • Co-ordinate the review and amendments of the organisation’s product related documents (e.g. Licence Application Forms, Guidelines, Licence Certificates, Circulars) to ensure conformity with the organisation’s standard.
  • Act as desk officer for international standard setting bodies in order to maintain relationships pertaining to matters of product development (e.g. IAIS, IOSCO, OECD).
  • Undertake market research as required, in order to keep abreast with the development and new initiatives in the non-bank financial services sector.

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Degree in Economics, Finance or any other relevant field.

Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply:

Please forward your covering letter, curriculum vitae, certificates, references and referees to:

Head of Corporate Affairs

Financial Services Authority

P.O. Box 991, Bois De Rose Avenue, Mahe

Email: recruitment@fsaseychelles.sc

Closing date of application: 15th October, 2021

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