CFA Society Cyprus’s President interview with Eurokerdos

CFA Society Cyprus’s President, Andreas Cleanthous, CFA, outlines the mission of the Society and talks about the duty of investment professionals to improve and keep their knowledge and skills up to date. He also explains why ethics matter for the economy at large and why financial literacy is a challenge for the Cypriot society.

To read the interview (in Greek) with local magazine Eurokerdos, please click here and turn to page 34.

Annual CFA Forecasting Event 2024

Another Annual CFA Cyprus Forecasting Event took place last Friday at the beautiful Nicosia Municipal Theatre, followed by an outdoor dinner at the adjacent Garden Day & Night restaurant.

The Event was attended by CFA Charterholders from Cyprus and abroad, business leaders, government officials, industry experts and the academic community, making it an excellent occasion to listen to and exchange views, as well as network with like-minded individuals.

We extend our gratitude to the speakers presenting at this Event on the following subjects:

George Juscsak, J.P. Morgan Asset Management: “Principles of Investing in an Election Year”

Demetris Efstathiou, Blue Diagonal Capital: “Risk Free Yields, Credit Spreads and Forecasts, Given Different Macro Scenarios”

Sophocles Sophocleous, CFA SPA Financial Services Ltd: “A Smarter Way to Look at Market Multiples and the P/E of the S&P500”

Tasos Hadjinicolaou, Bank of Cyprus: “How Not to Invest Successfully”

We also thank the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Mr. George Panteli, for representing the Government and addressing the Event.

The sole sponsor of the Event was Bank of Cyprus.

Research Challenge – EMEA Region Final

This year’s local Research Challenge winners visited Abu Dhabi to take place in this years EMEA Region Final.  Our team placed 4th overall! 

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CFA Institute Local Research Challenge Final 2023/24 – TV Interview

Constantinos Kourouyiannis, CFA, Vice President of CFA Society Cyprus, was given the opportunity to speak about the Local CFA Institute Research Challenge Final on local TV.

Watch full interview below.

Cyprus University of Technology wins Local CFA Institute Research Challenge 2023/24

CFA Society Cyprus crowns the Cyprus University of Technology winners of the local final of the CFA Institute Research Challenge 2023/24 at Deloitte’s offices in Nicosia on February 23rd, 2024

To read full article, click here.

Watch the video below to hear comments from the participants.

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.

Click here for press release (Greek).

Click here for press release (English).

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.

Click here to read the article in English.

Click here to read the article in Greek.

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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2023 End of Year Message

Andreas Cleanthous, CFA, President of CFA Society Cyprus,  reflects on the past year and reaffirms the Board’s commitment to continuously support all members in their professional and knowledge development, in order to be leaders, as well as examples of the highest conduct, in the investment industry.

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

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.