Certificate in Financial Services

Certificate in Financial Services

Registration Deadline: 13 October 2017

Training Dates: 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 October & 2, 7, 9, 14, 16 November 2017

Training Hours: 18:15 - 22:00

Location: CIIM Nicosia ( View Map )

Language of Instruction: English


Overview

The Certificate in Financial Services has been jointly developed by CIIM and FINCAP Advisers Ltd, ensuring that the context is practical and up-to-date with the standards the profession demands.

The training will provide an all-round view of the most important aspects of the finance industry: Risk Management, Portfolio Management, Compliance, Supervision and Financial Reporting, Fund Structuring and Analysis of the FX Markets.

To obtain the Certificate, participants need to attend at least 80% of the programme’s duration. No exams take place. The Certificate can be approved for 10 CPD units.


Key Outcomes

  • Appreciate the types of risk in international business
  • Attain tools to measure and mitigate risk used by risk-management professionals
  • Examine asset allocation and construction of portfolios
  • Learn to measure portfolio performance, monitor and rebalance
  • Examine the regulatory requirements under MIFID
  • Understand the Cyprus investment laws & CySEC directives
  • Appreciate a holistic overview of the global fund industry
  • Examine the requirements for setting up a fund in Cyprus
  • Learn the mechanics and operations of the FX and Binary Option Market
  • Understand risk-management in the FX industry

Designed for

  • Professionals who want to attain a complete overview of the finance industry
  • Career changers and junior finance employees

Topics to be covered

  • Risk Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Compliance, Supervision and Financial Reporting
  • Fund Structuring
  • Analysis of FX Markets

Trainers

All CIIM Executive Education programmes are developed and taught by CIIM resident and visiting faculty who are widely recognised as skilled professional trainers with local and international business experience. Through many years of business consulting and teaching experience, CIIM faculty develop innovative long-lasting practical concepts that shape the practice of your daily professional responsibilities. The result is a practical educational experience which is designed to have an immediate effect into your business environment.

George Theocharides

Dr. George Theocharides 
(Bio)
Director of Financial Services
Resident Faculty, CIIM

 

Demetris Tsingis

Mr. Demetris Tsingis 
(Bio)
Founder & Managing Partner at FINCAP Advisers Ltd
Associate Expert, CIIM

 

Nicos Pavlides

Mr. Nicos Pavlides 
(Bio)
Director at NAP Regulatory Compliance Services Ltd
Associate Expert, CIIM

 

Constantinos Papanastasiou

Mr. Constantinos Papanastasiou 
(Bio)
Senior Manager Funds Services at EFG Bank
Associate Expert, CIIM

 

Dr. George Theocharides

Dr. George Theocharides is an Associate Professor of Finance and the Programme Director of the MSc in Financial Services at CIIM - Cyprus International Institute of Management. He is a member of the Training/HR Committee of the Cyprus Investment Fund Association (CIFA), and a board-member of the Cyprus-Kuwait Business Association.

In the past, he served as a member of the Interim Board of the Bank of Cyprus, chairman of the Recapitalisation Committee, and member of the Audit Committee and CISCO Ltd, as well as a non-executive member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC).

Mr. Demetris Tsingis

Mr. Demetris Tsingis is the Founder & Managing Partner at FINCAP Advisers Ltd. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA), a member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (MCSI), a member of the ICPAC Financial Services sub-committee and a holder of the ICPAC practicing certificate, a member of the Cypriot Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Education sub-committee, an advanced licence holder of the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission (CySEC) and an approved and active CF10 Compliance and CF11 AML Compliance from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). He is also a licensed Mediator and Insolvency Practitioner in Cyprus and the Founding President of the Kuwait – Cyprus Business Association Board of the CCCI.

Mr. Nicos Pavlides

Mr. Nicos Pavlides holds the position of Legal, Compliance and Secretarial Manager of SFS Group. In addition, he is the Group Compliance Officer for the listed company SFS Group. His other duties include the provision of legal advice and opinions to the companies of SFS Group and legal support to the departments on various capital markets and company law issues, as for e.g. compliance matters for the investment firm of SFS Group, client agreements, legal aspects of prospectuses for listing of securities and information memorandums for shipping funds.

Since 2004, he also supports the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (‘CySEC’) legal department. His duties at CySEC include the provision of legal advice on supervision and regulation of the securities market, the investigation of possible breaches on the securities laws and enforcement measures, as well as advising on the reform and development of the securities regulatory regime (for instance, in the area of anti-money laundering legislation).

Mr. Constantinos Papanastasiou

Mr. Constantinos Papanastasiou has over 17 years of experience in investment banking and financial services and currently holds the position of the Senior Manager - Fund Services in an International Banking institution. He previously headed Investment Banking in one of the leading financial institutions in Cyprus.

He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Natural Gas Public Company (DEFA) Limited and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA). He formerly served as President of the CFA Society of Cyprus and as a Member of the Board of Directors of Cyprus Airways Public Limited.

He is a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder from the CFA Institute, and holds a Corporate Finance Qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors UK, and the advanced certificate from CySEC for the provision of investment services.


Programme Fee

The programme has been approved by the HRDA (ΑνΑΔ). Organisations registered in Cyprus, who satisfy the HRDA criteria, are entitled to apply for the subsidy and therefore their emolument will be the net fee, as described below:

Gross Fee (before subsidy): €985

HRDA Subsidy: €595*

Net Fee (after subsidy): €390*

No VAT is charged due to CIIM’s non-profit status. Fees include tuition, educational materials, coffee-breaks and refreshments.


Application

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