For the very first time, the two leading Consulting firms for the Financial Services sector, K. Treppides & Co and MAP S.Platis, are coming together for the must- attend event of the year. Presented by the management of both groups, the leading experts in the sector will offer their insights on the burning matter of the immediate future for the Cyprus Financial Services.
This Breakfast Briefing comes at an important moment in the Financial Services Sector in Cyprus, with the Regulator imposing strict measures to promote investor protection, higher level of services provision and better practices from Cyprus Financial Services Firms.
The regulatory environment is due for a large revamp with the implementation of various upcoming regulatory frameworks that govern the provision of Investment Services, Payment Services, Market Abuse and more.
As such, participants will attain a firsthand insight, both from the regulator, and from two of the most established consultants in the sector, on what the next day holds.
The event is organized by the European Institute of Management and Finance (EIMF), the leading experts in the provision of professional education and training in the sector.
K. Treppides & Co Ltd was established in 1985. The company’s reputation has continued to expand as a leading practice providing a holistic range of audit, tax, accounting, legal, consulting and financial advisory services to international companies. Different clients’ success stories reflect the company’s innovative thinking in a range of industry sectors, including Banking and Investment Banking, Financial Services Firms, Manufacturing Companies, Internet Based Companies, Oil and Gas Companies and Shipping Companies. Currently the Company has offices in Nicosia, Limassol, Malta and London and employs over 200 people.
Due to the Human Capital Excellence and Expertise, leading International Companies are using the consulting services provided by the company.
MAP S.Platis is one of the leading and expert consultancy firms for financial services companies in Europe. Our award-winning team specialises in providing unique solutions tailored to our individual clients’ needs such as licensing across jurisdictions, compliance and risk management, internal audit, legal and corporate support, accounting, taxation, financial audit, banking and payment solutions.
With an impeccable 100% success rate, MAP S.Platis has been responsible for over 60% of all licenses issued by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). Our portfolio of clients includes some of the largest and most successful financial services companies in the world engaged in Forex, Binary Options, Asset Management, Banking and Payment Services.
Today, our consultancy firm consists of over a 100 high-calibre experts and professionals including one of the strongest financial regulation research teams in the EU. Our team proudly displays a substantial and documented success record in registering and supporting EU Investment Firms regulated by the CySEC, the MFSA (Malta), FCA (UK) and BaFin (Germany) under MiFID, with full passporting ability to all EU Member States.
Andreas Andreou is the Vice-Chairman of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission. He has more than eighteen years' experience with regard to financial services regulatory work, corporate governance, onshore and offshore investment and hedge funds, fund formation, emphasizing alternative asset classes, corporate and commercial transactions in the asset management sector and international investment agreements. He was admitted to practice in Cyprus in 1995 and served as Head of the legal department of a large investment firm and subsequently as the General Counsel of another investment firm and its group of companies. Andreas holds an LLB degree with Honours and an LLM in European and lnternational Trade Law from Leicester University, England. He is a Barrister, member of Lincoln's lnn and a member of the Cyprus Bar. He is also a founding member of the Cyprus Association of Company Directors.
Marios Cosma is a Managing Partner and a member of the Board of Directors of the Company since 2005.
Marios Cosma holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Financial Management an MA in Human Resource Management. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and a practicing member of the ICPAC and of the ICAEW.
He served as member of the Technical Experts Committee of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) and a member of the International Business, Shipping and Foreign Investments Committee of ICPAC. He has served for several years as a President and Vice President of the Financial Services Committee of ICPAC.
Demetris Taxitaris is the General Manager of MAP S.Platis and the founder and Chairman of Symmetria F.S. Ltd, a regulated Cyprus-based investment advisory, research and analysis firm, servicing a number of local institutional clients, corporates and selected individuals.
Demetris Taxitaris is a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus and a member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (‘CIFA’). Until recently he was the Chairman of the Teachers Cooperative Credit Institution. He served as a member of the Advisory Committee on Investment Funds of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (‘CIPA’) and a member of the Corporate Reporting Standing Committee’s Consultative Working Group of the European Securities and Markets Authority (‘ESMA’).
Dr Andreas Charalambous graduated from the University of Heidelberg of the Federal Republic of Germany, in the field of Economics, from which he acquired his doctorate title.
He served for a long period as Director for Economic Research and European Union Affairs at the Ministry of Finance. Currently he is holding the position of the Director for Financial Stability. His main responsibilities include analyzing developments in the financial sector, advising on policy issues related to financial sector development, strengthening the regulatory framework for credit institutions, capital markets, investment funds, insurance companies, safeguarding financing for the priority sectors of the economy etc.
He has been Chairman of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission and a Member of the National Economic Committee.
During the Cyprus Presidency of the EU Council, he chaired the Coordination Committee responsible for issues related to the ECOFIN Council.
The European Institute of Management and Finance (EIMF) is a leading provider of premium courses, professional and executive education, eLearning and tailored learning solutions with a strong emphasis on the financial and professional services sector.
Our comprehensive roster of courses, seminars, workshops and trainings cover a wide range of subjects including risk management, accounting, banking, compliance, taxation, marketing, law and consulting, all geared towards today’s financial services professional.
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