CIMA’s effective and proportionate use of its powers to enforce the requirements of the regulatory laws and other relevant legislation plays an important role in pursuit of its regulatory objectives. CIMA endeavours to exercise its enforcement powers in a manner that is transparent, proportionate and consistent with the relevant laws and the policies and procedures set out in its Regulatory Handbook. CIMA will also seek to ensure fair treatment of those who are subject to the exercise of its enforcement powers.
Enforcement options available to CIMA include:
All enforcement actions are authorised by CIMA's Board of Directors and are in conformance with the respective regulatory laws or regulations.
The purpose of the Enforcement Manual is to describe the policies and procedures set out in the Regulatory Handbook for the exercise of the enforcement actions available to CIMA in the event of non-compliance by licensees and registrants with the regulatory laws or regulations. Other supporting details are set out in the Procedure for Issuing Administrative Fines and Lost Contact Procedure.
CIMA has also become aware of entities with websites that have given their contact addresses as being in the Cayman Islands. The entities included on the list of fraudulent websites are not licensed or registered to carry on activities regulated by CIMA, and our inquiries reveal that they are also not registered with the Cayman Islands Companies Registry.
CIMA encourages persons receiving any form of approach from these purported entities not to respond to them in any way.