CFA Society Cyprus | Award Ceremony 2023

In a glamorous award ceremony held February 2nd, 2024 CFA Society of Cyprus officially welcomed the new local CFA Charterholders to its rapidly growing Society.

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The CFA Institute highlights the importance of continuous professional development for investment professionals

CFA Society Cyprus Vice President, Constantinos Kourouyiannis, CFA, writes about the  importance of continuous professional development for investment professionals and outlines best practices for employers.

Constantinos Kourouyiannis, CFA also mentions the incredible opportunities for professional development offered by local Society to its members, who can acquire knowledge through eLearning courses or by volunteering in one of the four committees of the local Society; Advocacy, Research Challenge and University Relations, Financial Literacy and DEI.

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Continuous training and professionalism in the financial sector

Andreas Cleanthous, President of CFA Society Cyprus, analyses the “golden rule” in the field of investments and especially for financial analysis and services professionals.

In the article, CFA Society Cyprus President mentions the local Society’s past years accomplishments, rapid growth and plans in the upcoming months.

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1-Day Private Equity Bootcamp

CFA Society Cyprus is excited to announce partnering with MinkLearning to offer an in-person, 1-day Private Equity Bootcamp for a limited number of 20 participants, sponsored by KENDRIS (Cyprus) Ltd.

This 1-day Private Equity Bootcamp is designed for Investors and Finance Professionals and focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to invest in Private Equity and to advise clients on Private Equity Investments.

Learning objectives include key aspects of the Private Equity Investment Process, Deal Sourcing and Due Diligence, Value Creation and Exit Strategies.

Early bird prices – available until February 23rd, 2024:

CFA Society Cyprus Member: €600

Non CFA Society Cyprus Member: €800

The first 15 to register during the early bird period will receive a €100 discount.

Regular prices:

CFA Society Cyprus Member: €1,000

Non CFA Society Cyprus Member: €1,200

For additional information and registration, please contact info@cfacyprus.com

Speaker: Steve Balaban, CFA

Steve Balaban, CFA, is a thought leader on private equity with experiences as an investor, advisor and award-winning lecturer. He is the Chief Investment Officer of Mink Capital where he advises, consults and educates family offices on how to invest in private equity. Due to the rising demand from family offices, financial institutions and service providers in private equity, he launched Mink Learning, a private equity education company that offers videos, resources and training to make the complex world of private equity simple.

Steve is also an award-winning lecturer at the University of Waterloo where he has created new courses on private equity, wealth management and the international course, a course that takes students to different areas of the world each year. His approach to education is unique as he uses innovative technologies and experiential teaching methods to explain concepts to his students. His passion for teaching resulted in being the only lecturer in the history of the University of Waterloo to win both the Distinguished Teaching Award (Steve Balaban – Distinguished Teaching Award) and the WUSA Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award in the same year.

In an effort to educate his students and the general public about private equity, Steve launched a one-of-a-kind Private Equity YouTube Channel to make the complex world of private equity simple. This channel has received over 750,000 views and counting: Steve Balaban – Private Equity YouTube Channel.

Steve is also a contributing author on the subject of private equity for the CFA Institute and he served on the Board of Directors for the CFA Society Toronto.

Prior to Mink Capital and the University of Waterloo, Steve worked at Dunkley Capital where he invested in private equity, including a consolidation of billboard companies throughout Canada where he served as President of Stellar Outdoor Advertising.

Steve received a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, where he graduated on the Dean’s List, and received an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. He has also earned his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Steve has extensive international experience. He has worked, studied and visited over 85 countries in every continent in the world.

Local CFA Institute Research Challenge TV Interview

Board Member and Chair of University Relations & Research Challenge, Nikos Potamaris, CFA, spoke about the CFA Institute Research Challenge during an interview at local TV Station “SIGMA”.

To watch the interview, please click here.

CFA Society Cyprus co-hosts Collaborative Women in Investment Management 2nd Global Summit

CFA Society Cyprus on November 9th, 2023, successfully co-hosted with Collaborative Women in Investment Management (CWIM), CFA Society Alabama and CFA Society Sacramento, 2nd Global Summit, with live streaming at EY’s new offices in Nicosia.

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October 18th, 2023 marks the Local CFA Institute Research Challenge official Kick-Off

On October 18, 2023, CFA Society Cyprus will officially kick off the local CFA Institute Research Challenge at Deloitte Cyprus Headquarters in Nicosia.

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CFA Society Cyprus: Meeting with the President of the House of Representatives – Focus on the Challenges of the Financial Industry

Representatives of CFA Society Cyprus met with Ms. Annita Demetriou, President of the House of Representative on September 22, 2023 to discuss the challenges the financial industry of Cyprus faces.

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CFA Society Cyprus President interview

Andreas Cleanthous, CFA, talks about the CFA Charter designation and discusses the priorities, challenges and future plans of the Society. He expresses his personal take on the problems of the financial sector in Cyprus, as well as how global economic uncertainty affects the local economy. Most importantly, he also emphasises how CFA Charterholders can help their companies navigate through turbulent times and describes how professional and ethical behaviour increases trust towards investment professionals and benefits the investment industry and the whole economy.

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To read the interview on lack of trust in the financial sector, click here.

To read the interview on the conflicts of interest and distortions in financial sector, click here.

Andreas Cleanthous elected new President of CFA Society Cyprus

Following its Annual General Meeting held July 17, 2023,  CFA Society Cyprus announced the new composition of its Board of Directors for 2023-2024.

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