The President, Mr. Andreas Yiasemides, and the Members of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) are delighted to announce their Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Thursday, 26 May at 18:00 at the Nicosia Municipal Theater.
17:00 – Constitutive General Meeting / Annual General Meeting will be available only to CIFA Members.
18:00 – CIFA Annual General Meeting will be open to non- CIFA members as well.
Language: Greek (there will be available translation to English)
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Maria Panayiotou is the Board Secretary of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) and the Managing Director AML & Compliance Officer of GMM Fund Management. She holds an MSc in Finance (University of Cyprus) and a BSc in Economics (University of Cyprus). She has passed the Advanced Examination on Financial Services Legal Framework with the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission. In the past, she was the Head of Administration at LLPO Law Firm, with 14 years of experience in the fields of Company Registration and Administration under various professional sectors and industries. She also served as the AML Officer at LLPO Law Firm from 2016 onwards, and previously served as the Compliance Officer’s Assistant at LLPO Law Firm. She is the Board Secretary of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) since November 2019. Maria was appointed to GMM Global Money Managers AIFM Ltd Board of Directors in March of 2019.
Andreas Yiasemides is a Partner at PwC and Head of Risk, Compliance & Regulation Advisory of the organisation. He previously served for a period of 5 years as the Partner In Charge of the organisation’s Fund Services department. 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 organisation 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 the President and a member of the Cyprus National Advisory Council of the Charter Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).
Dynamic and visionary policy maker with ten years of experience (2013 – 2023) in three of the most important Ministerial posts at the Government of Cyprus. Adept in making key policy decisions, crisis management and negotiation, had a key role as a coordinator during the Troika institutions negotiations with Cyprus. At the forefront of pushing through important structural reforms and improving business environment, which according to IMF and the EU, enhanced the growth prospects of the economy. Active participant and contributor to Eurogroup, ECOFIN, EU Council for Home and Justice Affairs, IMF and World Bank Summits.
George Karatzias is the Vice-Chairman of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission. He led Alter Domus fund services in Cyprus until 31 December 2020, having joined in 2011. He also served as a board member and the vice-chairman of the Fund Administrators Committee of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA). He was also a member of the Funds Committee of ICPAC (Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus). He is a Fellow member of ACCA and holds a Master’s degree in Marketing and Financial Services from the University of Exeter. He has accumulated significant experience in international fund structuring, management as well as provision of ancillary, middle and back-office services including fund administration.
Spyros Vassiliou is the Vice Chairman the Board of Directors of Invest Cyprus. He served as the CEO of P.I. Provident Investments Ltd and he is the Founder of the Law Firm Spyros Vassiliou & Associates LLC and Managing Partner of P.C.S. Provident Corporate Services Ltd. With more than 15 years of experience in both the Legal and Financial sectors, Spyros provides advice and counsel to private and corporate clients, focusing on corporate & commercial law, trusts, estate, tax planning, and IP rights. He is also well established in cross-border commercial litigation. He is passionate about Fin-Tech, mainly niche products and structures, and has a long-established business presence in technology and innovation-oriented markets. An international speaker promoting Cyprus and sophisticated solutions and structures to High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) and Institutional Investors worldwide.
John Sergides is the CEO of MUFG Investor Services where he is responsible for the day-to-day running of the business focusing on MUFG’s strategic growth plan and building a strong organization with exceptional service to clients. Working closely with the executive team to deliver on the company’s financial, cultural, and client commitments, John’s reporting lines oversee Strategy, Operations, HR, and the firm's Sales, Product, and Marketing functions. John is a highly experienced professional with a long track record and a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. He has strong business development professional skills in transaction banking products, acquisitions, foreign exchange, options, market risk, asset management & securities.
The Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) represents the face and voice of the Cyprus asset management and investment fund community. Founded in 2013, CIFA currently counts over 380 members and represents fund managers, depositaries, administrators, professional advisory firms and other specialist firms involved in the fund services industry in Cyprus. CIFA’s Board of Directors is comprised of high-caliber industry professionals who come from all areas of the funds industry and are well-placed to support and complement the continued development of the industry. CIFA’s mission revolves around assisting its members capitalize on industry trends, shaping the development of the regulatory and legislative framework, enhancing professionalism, integrity and quality, and promoting Cyprus as a leading funds jurisdiction.
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Who should attend:
CIFA’s Annual General Meeting is open to non-members as well as members. Government officials, CEOs, General Managers/Managing Directors, Chairmen, and Members of the Board of Directors of companies and associations from various sectors of the economy are invited to attend.
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