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Cayman Islands
SIX, Cricket Square
PO Box 10052
Grand Cayman KY1-1001
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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 its policies and guidelines. 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:

  • Suspension of the licence of a licensee and preservation of its records 
  • Revocation of the licence of a licensee
  • Requiring the substitution of a director, operator, senior officer, general partner, promoter, insurance manager or shareholder of the licensee (as applicable)
  • Appointing a person to assume control of the affairs of the licensee
  • Appointing a person to advise the licensee on the proper conduct of its affairs
  • Applying to the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands for an order directing that:-
    1. The company to be wound up in accordance with the Companies Act 
    2. The trustee wind up the trust; or, 
    3. The partnership be dissolve
    4. Imposing administrative fines; and
    5. Mandating an audit in accordance with the relevant legislation

All enforcement actions are authorised by CIMA's Board of Directors and are in conformance with the respective regulatory laws or regulations.

Enforcement Manual

The purpose of the Enforcement Manual is to describe the policies and procedures 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 documents are the Procedure for Issuing Administrative Fines and Lost Contact Procedure

Fraudulent Websites

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.