Risk Management in the Financial Services Sector Conference


Sponsored by Exness


20th May 2015


Carob Mill ,  Limassol, 09:30 – 14:30


The premier forum for providers of Investment Services offering a comprehensive presentation of the relevant regulations regarding Risk Management in the sector, practical advice on all relevant issues, and presentation of various solutions.


As the sector is settling after a few turbulent years due to the global financial crisis, firms within the sector need to respond to large changes, both from a regulatory perspective and from the ever-increasing strategic challenges to manage risk. Even though the post-crisis surge of regulatory changes is diminishing, companies are constantly faced with market shocks, with latest being the decision of the Swiss National Bank to abolish the exchange rate cap, sending new shockwaves within the sector.


In light of these recent significant events, the European Institute of Management and Finance organises the ‘Risk Management in the Financial Services Sector’ Conference, a unique international conference in Cyprus in the challenges the companies within the sector face.


Participants will have a unique opportunity to be updated by renowned professionals in the field, to be presented with practical solutions, and exchange views and discuss issues pertaining to the current affairs, both from a regulatory and from a practical perspective.

Why should you Attend?

  • Keynote Presentations by renowned Risk Management Professionals covering regulatory and strategic challenges for Risk Management.
  • Practical and viable Risk Management Solutions by Market Leaders
  • Retorting on vital questions such as:
  • how is risk modelling evolving with the current environment and how viable are our present models
  • How to alleviate market risks, understanding the latest threats and the decisions needed to manage them
  • Extensive Networking Opportunities with industry leaders.



Who Should Attend?

Professionals from the Financial Services Sector: C-Level Executives, Senior Executives, Dealers, Brokers, Risk Managers
• Professionals offering support to the Financial Sector: Lawyers, Accountants, Auditors, Service Providers, Bankers

Venue: The Carob Mill, Limassol


The “Risk Management in the Financial Services Sector” Conference shall take place at the Carob Mill in Limassol. Said venue is located next to Limassol Medieval Castle as well as the city’s old port.

Directions from Larnaca & Nicosia: Follow signs for Limassol, going onto A1 highway. Turn left at exit 24 (do not take flyover). Turn immediately left again into Christaki Kranou Street. Drive to end, traffic lights at T-junction. Turn right, drive for about 5 km along the promenade road until you reach a small round about. You have reached the Old Port and Medieval Castle area. There are a lot of parking places in the vicinity. Park and you can walk towards the castle. The venue, Carob Mill is right next to it.

                   Register Now

    If you are experiencing any problems with our online registration form, please download the brochure below and send the provided registration form to info@eimf.eu or via fax to 22274475

    09:00 – 09:45:

    09:45 – 10:15:

    10:15 – 10:35:

    10:35 – 11:00

    11:00 – 11:20:

    11:20 – 11:40:

    11:40 – 12:00:

    12:00 – 12:25:

    12:25 – 12:50:

    12:50 – 14:30:

    Registration, coffee, mingling

    Opening of Conference,

    • Stelios Platis, Chairman of the Association of Cyprus International Investment Firms (ACIIF)
    • Demetra Kalogirou, Chairwoman, Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC)
    • Demetris Taxitaris, General Manager of MAP S.Platis

    Dr. Maurice Ewing, CEO of Conquer Risk:

    Governance Risk in the Financial Services Sector

    Dean Hughes, Director of Risk Services, VinciWorks:

    Presenting Risk in the Board Room

    Athanasios Velianis, CEO, AFS UK:

    Risk Management Framework, a CEO Perspective

    Coffee Break

    Stathis Kyriakides, Compliance Services and Research, MAP S.Platis:

    Risk Management from a Compliance Perspective

    Marc Hoyer Levin, Vice President, CFH Clearing:

    Risk Control Systems and Automated Hedging Strategies

    Rani Sawaf, CEO of Centroid Solutions AG:

    Driving a Sustainable Performance through Risk Management

    Networking Lunch for all participants

    *Agenda and timetable is provisional and subject to change

    For further information regarding “The Risk Management in the Financial Services Sector” Conference please visit our website at www.eimf.eu, where you can also register online. For any other information please call us at +357 2227 4470


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    Co-Organised by:



    MAP S.Platis is the leading and most specialised regulatory consulting firm for financial services companies in the Southern Europe/MENA regions!

    The MAP S.Platis award-winning teams provide unique and tailored solutions for the financial services sector in global licensing, compliance and risk management, internal audit, IT audit, specialised legal & corporate support, specialised accounting & taxation, financial audit, forensic investigations, banking & payment solutions.

    MAP S.Platis has been responsible for over 60% of all licenses issued by CySEC under MiFID, with an impeccable 100% success rate. Its portfolio of clients includes some of the largest and most successful financial services companies in the world operating in the FX, Binary Options, Asset Management, Banking and Payment Services sectors.

    The awarded teams of MAP S.Platis, consist today of 70 high-calibre experts and professionals supported by one of the strongest financial regulation research teams in the EU.

    Platinum Sponsor 


    Launched in 2008, EXNESS is today one of the world’s largest retail Foreign Exchange brokers and has a culture of continuous improvement and development.  EXNESS offers clients a full brokerage service, trading 120 financial instruments, with excellent market order execution, tight spreads and no additional commissions.  In addition, EXNESS offers a unique package of benefits, including instant withdrawals, 1:2000 leverage with flexible margin requirements, and unrivalled liquidity via ECN access to the interbank market. Client support is offered in 13 languages and 24/7 support in English, Chinese and Russian.  EXNESS is an industry leader in best practice, with an international ISO9001 certification and independently audited reports. The traders who work successfully with EXNESS strive for continuous improvement, search for new opportunities to realize their professional potential, and want to work on a single team with a recognized leader in the financial industry.


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    Centroid Solutions Ltd. is a Swiss company headquartered in Zurich’s greater area. In a context of a diminishing margins, increased regulatory and volatile markets, we have developed risk and performance management software to help financial institutions, in particular market makers and STP brokers, to better protect their capital and comply with regulatory as well as achieve a competitive edge through gain in operational efficiency and trading performance.

    Centroid24 is a unique standard software that quantifies and manages market risks as well as measures performance … all this in Real-Time.
    Centroid24 computes the effective portfolio exposure with the Net Aggregated Open Interest and the Value-at-risk and based on the defined risk limit generates alerts and hedging recommendations.
    Those are one of many functionalities, such as account risk profiling, revenue and cost breakdown at instrument and account level, break-even price calculation or in-depth reporting.




    CFH Clearing is one of the top STP venues in the world with award winning liquidity and 1.5B USD in direct interbank credit lines.Based in London and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority. Since our launch in 2008 we have worked tirelessly to develop our own sophisticated technology solutions and build unrivalled liquidity for our clients.

    As our name suggests, we believe in being “Clear” and transparent, working in conjunction with our clients and partners, giving them all the necessary tools and support to help their business grow.

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