Corporate Governance for Financial Institutions

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April 21, 2021 9:00 am
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5 hrs
€180 + VAT


Wednesday 21/04/2021 - 09:00 -14:45

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The concept/term Corporate Governance has featured regularly in discussions, both within the professional and academic community, since the 1990sand has become even more prominent following significant cases of corporate failure which had overarching adverse effects on the global interconnected economy. The link between poor corporate governance practices and excessive risk taking that led to the downfall or bail-out of significant financial institutions, necessitated a discussion on how to strengthen corporate governance and protect against future similar cases.


Effectively, new regulatory requirements have been established while already existing codes of governance have been revised. Such efforts aim on the one hand to focus on requirements which should be fulfilled by the management bodies of organisations and, on the other hand, to enhance three areas of governance: remuneration, risk management and internal control.


Specifically, for the corporate governance framework of banks and investment firms there are detailed legislative rules and guidelines issued by the relevant supervisory authorities such as the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the national supervisory authorities. To a great extent the course on ‘Corporate Governance for Financial Institutions’  makes reference to these rules and guidelines.



Training Objectives


The Seminar aims to introduce the concept of corporate governance and the beneficial impact good corporate governance practices have for organisations. In addition, it seeks to highlight the reasoning behind prevailing corporate governance legal and regulatory requirements and how these requirements positively impact the functioning of financial institutions.




Adonis Pegasiou

Adonis Pegasiou is the Academic Director of EIMF since May 2019. He holds a PhD in Politics (University of Manchester), an MSc in European Policy Studies (University of Bristol) and a BSc in Economics (London School of Economics (LSE)). Furthermore, he holds the ‘Certified Global Sanctions Specialist’ (CGSS) Certification offered by the Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and a Diploma in ‘Governance, Risk and Compliance’ (Merit) offered by the International Compliance Association (ICA). Following his doctoral studies, he held positions in the public and private sectors including Cyprus Airways (Head of Chairman’s Office and Non-Executive Board Member), the Secretariat of Cyprus Presidency of the Council of EU, the Embassy of Kuwait in Cyprus (Consultant to the Ambassador) and the Cyprus Cooperative Bank (Non-Executive Board Member – appointed by the Government approved by the Parliament and European Central Bank). In between his professional appointments, Adonis Pegasiou was awarded post-doctoral research funding by the Research Promotion Foundation of the Republic of Cyprus to examine the ‘Europeanisation of Cyprus’s economy’. For the duration of the post-doctoral project, he was based at the EUC Research Centre (Cyprus) and was also a Visiting Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory of the LSE. In addition, he has been involved in numerous research projects, published his work in various peer-reviewed journals and participated in numerous international conferences. Moreover, he has taught at the European University Cyprus (EUC) (2014-2016) and has been an Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Cyprus since 2015.
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