European Institute of Management and Finance | CySEC Examination Preparation Course
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CySEC Examination Preparation Course

CySEC Examination Preparation Course

The current course will cover all material preparing participants for their success at the Basic & Advanced Level Examination, which requires a very good knowledge of the Cyprus and European legal framework on the capital markets, and concerns persons who wish to be certified for the provision of all Investment Services:

  • Reception and transmission of orders in relation to one or more Financial Instruments
  • Execution of orders on behalf of clients
  • Dealing on own account
  • Portfolio Management
  • Investment Advice
  • Underwriting and/or placing of financial instruments whether on a firm commitment basis or not

The course will be taught by Mr Yiannos Ashiotis and Mr Frixos Zembylas, both prominent instructors of this subject and more, and with practical experience and expertise on the subjects to be taught.

The course runs under the close supervision of the EIMF General Manager Mr. Marios Siathas and Programmes Manager Mr. Giorgos Stylianou.

Target Audience of the EIMF CySEC Exams Preparation Course

  • Existing and prospective executives and supervisors of Banks, Cypriot Investment Firms (CIFs) as well as UCITS and AIF managers
  • Existing and prospective employees of Banks, CIFs as well as UCITS and AIF managers responsible for the provision of investment services
  • Compliance Officers, Internal Auditors, Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officers and Risk Managers of Banks, Cypriot Investment Firms (CIFs) as well as UCITS and AIF managers

Course Focus

  • Passing the exams – the Course focuses primarily on the Syllabus of CySEC for the  certification of persons providing Investment Services and employed by Cypriot Investment Firms, Credit Institutions, Management Companies and Investment Companies of Variable Capital, which is a requirement for the provision of investment services in Cyprus
  • Operating within the legal framework – understanding how best to operate within the applicable Cypriot and European Union legal and regulatory framework and practice, and become a successful player in the European financial arena

Getting the technical tools – understanding the regulatory technical tools that are available to operate in the capital markets and enhance your financial strategies and risk management compliance processes

Preparation Material – All participants shall receive the EIMF booklet with all presentation notes, a CD with all the relevant laws, regulations, directives etc, and 2 sets of preparation questions and answers as a self-study mock exam.

DATES: 20, 22 February 01, 06, 08, 13 March

DURATION: 32 hours

LOCATION: Nicosia

TIME: 14:00 - 20:15

FEES: HRDA eligible €451, non-HRDA eligible €995 (both + €189.05VAT)

Registration Form

Download Registration Form

You can register for this course by filling in the above form and sending it to the EIMF at info@eimf.eu or via fax at 2227 4475. For help completing the form please call 2227 4470

In-House Training

If you would like to discuss bringing this or another topic to your organization on an in-house basis please call us at 22274470 or email us at info@eimf.eu.

Instructors:

Mr Frixos Zembylas

Frixos Zembylas is a certified public accountant and a registered auditor, member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC).

Frixos Zembylas is a certified public accountant and a registered auditor, member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC).

An experienced professional in the subject; with a long term career in a Big 4 firm, over the years he has acquired different competencies which are used in his trainings.

Teaching as a part-time lecturer for the University of West London, and an external tutor with EY Academy of Business in Europe and Middle East.

During 11 years of professional experience in Finance he has offered services to private and public companies within the European Union and also to Ukraine, Russia, Serbia, Albania, Bulgaria in the areas of audit, tax structuring, banking and IT.

A founding partner of an Audit and Accounting firm based in Cyprus, having the role of the Managing Director.

He has teaching experience in the GCC region, through the business and professional training sessions organized by EY Academy of Business in the MENA region. The subjects mainly that he taught  in GCC countries are International Financial Reporting Standers, Finance for Non Finance Managers, Due Diligence, Strategy and Planning and specialized areas of Audit.

Mr Yiannos Ashiotis

A seasoned trainer, Yiannos has been putting his diverse international business experience in good use by helping organizations achieve their targets by empowering their people through energetic, value adding training programs.

Yiannos has developed and conducted professional training seminars with emphasis on accounting, finance, management, regulation as well as a variety of business topics to corporate audiences in many countries including Poland, Hungary, Greece, Cyprus, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Egypt, Abu Dhabi etc.

During his career Yiannos has held various managerial and executive positions in a number of multinational companies in Europe and the Middle East in a variety of industries.

He was involved in diverse activities ranging from business development to operations and executive management. He structured complex investment funds, lead organizational change, and implemented regulatory programs across international organizations.

Yiannos holds non–‐executive directorships in a number of financial services organizations and is a member of many international professional bodies. He is currently the Managing Director of Intelion Partners, a boutique firm focusing on management, financial, and investment firm/fund advisory and consulting.

Panayiotis Antoniou

Mr. Antoniou is a professional with 18 years-experience in the Banking and Insurance Sectors. He holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from State University of New York, USA, a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Virginia Tech, USA, a Master’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Public Sector Management. He is also a member of the Project Management Institute and a partially-qualified member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA). He is also a holder of CySEC’s Advanced Certificate in Financial Services Legal Framework. He is currently the Head of Capital Adequacy Department of a large Advisory Group specializing in advising matters regarding Basel III matters (Pillar 1,2,3) and financial reporting of Investment Firms.