Presentation of the Luxembourg regulatory framework applicable to support PSF and specialised PSF

Inter-company training

Who is the training for?

Luxembourg PFS only (both Support PFS and Specialized PFS):

  • Authorised managers
  • Board members
  • Persons responsible for the internal control functions

Level reached



3,00 hours(s)

Language(s) of service



The Luxembourg PSFs play a key role in the Luxembourg financial sector. Luxembourg counts more than 170 support and specialised PSFs. These figures have rapidly grown over the last decade and have supported the growth of the Luxembourg financial sector.
Directly supervised by the CSSF, these professionals are subject to specific corporate and prudential rules and obligations, comparable to those applicable to banks and investment firms.

This training gives you an overview of the Luxembourg regulatory landscape applicable to support and specialised PFS, including the main obligations and rules to which they are bound.

This training focuses on:

  • explaining the key characteristics of support PSF and specialised PSF and the main differences between these statuses
  • describing the main laws and CSSF circulars applicable to support and specialised PSFs
  • detailing the main prudential requirements applicable to support and specialised PSFs
  • describing the internal governance requirements and organisation framework (internal control functions, allocation of tasks between the Board and the authorised management, etc.)
  • providing an overview of the AML requirements applicable to both support PSF and specialised PSF
  • presenting the market practices to comply with the regulator expectations.

By the end of this training, the participants will be able to:

  • understand the specificities of the support and specialised PSFs
  • understand how the CSSF exercises its prudential supervision
  • identify the regulation applicable to support and specialised PSFs and the main impacts on their organisation
  • understand the internal governance mechanisms
  • know the Luxembourg standards and market practices.


This course presents:

  • The support and specialised PSF statuses
  • The regulatory framework applicable to support PSF and/or to specialised PSF
  • The main prudential requirements
  • The applicable requirements in terms of internal governance and internal control framework
  • The key AML requirements applicable to support and specialised PSF
  • The outcomes of the CSSF on-site visits and discussion on the regulator's expectations

Certificate, diploma

Certificat de présence

Additional information

Cécile Liégeois is a regulatory and audit partner in the banking and PFS industry. With over 20 years of professional experience in Luxembourg, she has developed a deep knowledge of Luxembourg banking and investment firms regulations including MiFID II/MiFIR and governance/compliance.

Isabelle is a managing director at PwC and also a member of the "Association Luxembourgeoise des Compliance Officers" (ALCO) and of the "Association Luxembourgeoise des Juristes de Banques" (ALJB). She has more than 22 years of experience in the financial sector in Luxembourg and her areas of expertise include: banks, investment firms, specialised PFS, support PFS, Electronic Money (“EMI”) and Payment Institutions ("PI"), Luxembourg banking regulations, internal governance requirements, licensing and notifications.

Franck is a director working in both regulatory and audit departments.
He has been working for 14 years at PwC Luxembourg as an auditor specialised in the audit of banks, Professional of the Financial Sector (PFS) and management companies. For a few years, he is also working as a director in the PwC Luxembourg's advisory department. Franck regularly helps his regulated clients on several topics such as Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorist Financing (CTF), internal governance, internal controls and compliance topics.

Currently a manager in the Regulatory and Compliance Advisory Services department, Arnaud is in charge of large-scale regulatory projects for financial institutions, in areas such as AML, MiFID II, ESG, and banking governance. He specialises in banking governance, restructuring of banks and remediation projects following regulators' on-site inspections.

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