The Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) and Invest Cyprus are organising the 7th International Funds Summit on Monday-Tuesday, 1-2 November 2021 at the Hilton Nicosia (formerly Hilton Park) hotel in Nicosia. The event will take a hybrid format, with an in-person component and simultaneous livestreaming. The physical component of the event will be held in compliance with all the public health regulations in force at the time, based on developments regarding COVID-19.
This year’s Summit will welcome leading fund managers and fund administration specialists from across the world to discuss the evolving regulatory and increasingly competitive landscape in the global asset management sector. More specifically, the following topics will be addressed:
• Cyprus Economy Outlook
• The Investment Vehicles and Asset Classes that Lead the Market
• Cross-Border Distribution
• Sustainable Investing
• Asset Management – Financial Stability and Liquidity
• Demystifying the Nouveau Depositary Model
• Fintech & RegTech – Game Changers in Investment and Fund Management
Who Should Attend?
The Summit will be attended by senior finance and investment professionals representing funds based in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, Russia and the USA.
Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)
Chief Operations Officers (COOs)
Asset and Fund Managers
Legal Advisors specialising in the Funds Industry
Investment Fund / Asset Management Companies
Accounting, Audit and Tax Advisory firms
Investment Banks and other Financial Institutions
Private Equity Firms
Sovereign Wealth Funds
1. Listen to funds experts discuss the industry’s future
2. Gain insight into the industry by hearing world’s top regulators
3. Debate the latest tech developments and what they mean to the funds industry
4. Customize your experience with networking breaks
5. Explore the latest developments of the industry and learn how to move ahead
6. Engage with an international speaker line-up of experts in the field
For more information and any delegate related inquiries you may have, contact George Panayiotou at Giorgos.Panayiotou@imhbusiness.com or via Tel: +357 22505637
To download the program please click here.
Andreas Yiasemides is the President of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) and Partner, in charge of Funds Services at PwC Cyprus. On his graduation from the University of Manchester with a first-class degree in Economics, he joined PwC in 1999 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (FCA). He continued his career with the Bank of Cyprus, holding various positions including heading the Custody and Trusts Unit. He then moved on to an organization of professional services where he set up and led the Fund Services Unit. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Cyprus and of the Central Bank of Cyprus and is the President of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Investment Fund Association (CIFA). He is also a member of the Cyprus National Advisory Council of the Charter Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).
Constantinos Petrides assumed office as Minister of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus on the 3rd of December 2019. Prior to his appointment, he served as Minister of Interior (1 May 2017 - 3 December 2019) and Deputy Minister to the President of the Republic of Cyprus (1st March 2013 – 30 April 2017). From September 2011 to February 2013 was the Director of the Office of the President of the Democratic Rally. In 2006 he was hired at the European Commission in Brussels where he worked as an economist at the Directorate-General for Agriculture and the Directorate General for Competition until September 2011. He studied Economics at the University of Nottingham and then acquired an MSc in Political Economy of Transition in Europe from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.
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BOC Asset Management Ltd (BOCAM) is a UCITS Management Company which is fully supervised by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission and operating under licence number ΕΔ ΟΣΕΚΑ 5/78/2012. BOCAM is a 100% owned subsidiary of CISCO member of Bank of Cyprus Group, and the first Cyprus banking UCITS Asset Management Company. It offers a broad spectrum of investment products and services to private and institutional clients. The primary service offered by BOCAM is the management of UCITS funds along with other services such as Risk Management, Discretionary Portfolio Management, Investment Advice and Fund Administration Services, allowing it to cater to the current and future investment needs of its clients in Cyprus.
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