Chairman, CIFA, Cyprus
Angelos Gregoriades, FCA, BSc (Econ.) is the Chairman and Senior Partner at KPMG Cyprus, President of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) as well as Honorary Consulate for Slovakia as from May 2017. Angelos is also the Vice-Chairman of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA). With over 30 years’ experience as a member of KPMG’s Tax network, he has participated in numerous merger, acquisition and corporate structuring and restructuring operations at both national and international level and has written many articles and presented seminars of the role of Cyprus as a regional financial and commercial center. Solution and sector experience International Corporate Tax, Banking and Financial services.
MICHALIS P. MICHAEL
Chairman, Invest Cyprus, Cyprus
Michalis P. Michael is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency since January 2018. He has a long professional career in business and audit services, both as a sole practitioner and as a Partner at KPMG Cyprus. Michalis has vast experience in the Ukrainian market and he is the Chairman of the Cyprus-Ukraine Business Association from 2012 until today. Michalis has been actively involved with public life since his early career. Formerly, he served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (1996-2000), Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Organisation of Land Development (2000-2003), Member of the Committee for the Supervision and Development of Cooperative Societies (20032013). He was also Member of the Board of Directors of The Cyprus University of Technology (2014-2016), where he currently holds the position of Vice-President (July 2016-today). Michalis is a Chartered Certified Accountant, a Fellow member of the UK Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus, of which he also served as a Member of the Board of Directors.
Associate Director, Supervision, Dubai Financial Services Authority, UAE
Chris Cameron joined the DFSA in 2008 as Manager, Authorisation, responsible for licensing. In 2009, he moved to the Policy and Legal Services Division for a 12 months secondment. In 2010, he joined the Supervision Division and was promoted to Senior Manager, Supervision where he supervised private banks, asset managers and investment banks. Chris returned to the Policy and Legal Services Division in 2012 to work on policy development in funds and monitor international standard-setting bodies and regulatory developments. In 2013, Chris returned to the Supervision Division, receiving his second promotion to Associate Director of Conduct including responsibility for Funds and Asset Management. Prior to joining the DFSA, Chris worked in the Authorisation Department at the UK Financial Services Authority for four years. Prior to this, he spent a number of years in the private sector, predominantly in the funds and asset management sector as an Investment Manager at an asset management company and also as a Manager of a Complaints Department at a Third Party Fund Administrator. Chris has a BA Honours Degree in Public Policy and Management, an MSc in International Trade Policy. He also holds the UKSIP Investment Management Certificate and International Compliance Association Diplomas in Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance.
Chairwoman, Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, Cyprus
Demetra Kalogerou (BSc, MSc, MPhil) is the Chairwoman of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, the public independent supervisory authority responsible for the overall supervision of the securities market in Cyprus. She is also a member of the five-member Public Oversight Committee that supervises auditors and audit firms. Furthermore, from September 2013 to June 2014, she served as a member of the then tripartite Resolution Authority together with the Minister of Finance and the Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus. Previously she served as a Senior Officer of the Cyprus Stock Exchange. Overall she has more than 15 years of experience in the financial sector.
Head of EU Government Relations and Public Policy, Belgium
Elizabeth Gillam is Head of EU Government Relations and Public Policy at Invesco. In this role, she advises business and clients on public policy and political developments in Europe. She joined Invesco in October 2018. Based in Brussels for over seven years, Ms. Gillam joined Invesco from Allianz Global Investors, where she spent nearly four years as senior policy and regulatory liaison. Between 2011 and 2015, she was deputy head of the City of London’s European affairs team. Ms. Gillam began her career as a policy advisor at Her Majesty's Treasury working on European and international tax policy. Ms. Gillam earned a master of modern languages from the University of Manchester.
Associate Chief Counsel – Securities Regulation, ICI Global, USA
Eva M. Mykolenko is associate chief counsel, securities regulation at ICI Global. Mykolenko advocates on behalf of U.S. and global, regulated funds and their investors to securities regulators and multinational organizations in the United States and abroad. She started with the Institute in 2008 after more than eight years in private practice at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and Shearman & Sterling LLP. While in private practice, Mykolenko advised mutual fund, hedge fund, and investment adviser clients on a variety of compliance, regulatory, and transactional matters. Mykolenko received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.
Chief Investment Officer UK, UBS Wealth Management, UK
Geoffrey Yu is an Executive Director and CIO/Head of UK Investment Office at UBS Wealth Management. He manages a London-based team which specialises in UK-themed research content and asset allocation recommendations to the UBS Wealth Management Global Chief Investment Office. In addition, he serves as an investment strategist for European UHNW clients, providing cross-asset UHNW investment and trading ideas, incorporating the House View and UHNW TAA. Before joining UBS Wealth Management in January 2016, Geoffrey served as the senior G10 FX Strategist for UBS Investment Bank for a decade in London, Zurich and Singapore. Born in Beijing, Geoffrey spent the bulk of his childhood in the UK before returning to China for secondary education. He holds a double BA in Mathematics and Economics from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and an MSc in Finance from the LSE.
FinTech Investor, Advisor and Executive Consultant, Luxembourg
Keith has 27 years’ experience creating and building financial technology companies for the asset management, and security services markets, currently acting as an Investor, Non-Executive Director, Advisor and Executive Level Consultant. Previously Keith was the CEO of Multifonds, the leading global fund administration and investor servicing software company, providing middle and back office solutions to the world’s leading fund administrators, asset managers and insurance companies. In March 2015, Keith and the team completed the sale of Multifonds to Temenos Group AG (SIX:TEMN) for $265m, and then joined Temenos Executive Management Board before leaving in March 2018. Prior to Multifonds, in 1997, Keith co-founded Netik, the data management software provider, where he set-up US operations based out of New York and then ran Europe Middle East and Africa, before selling Netik to Bank of New York. Keith is a member of ALFI’s TA and FinTech steering committees.
Matthew Newnham, Managing Director, MFEX Mutual Funds Exchange, UK
Matthew Newnham works at MFEX Mutual Funds Exchange, one of the leading and fastest growing global B2B fund platforms. Having spent the last 5 years in MFEX’s head office in Stockholm, during this time having run the global rebates and data solution products along with business development, he recently moved to London to take up the role of Managing Director of MFEX UK & Ireland. Previously he has worked at Citi, based in Luxembourg, Hong Kong and Australia, in senior product and programme management roles in fund services, transfer agency, middle office and electronic markets in the Global, EMEA and Asia Pacific management teams. Prior to Citi he worked at BNP Paribas, Cogent and Henderson Investors in both London and Luxembourg.
Acting General Manager, Cyprus Stock Exchange, Cyprus
Nicos Trypatsas is the Acting General Manager of the Cyprus Stock Exchange, since May 2017. He holds the position of the Chief Officer of the Organisation. He was recruited at the Cyprus Stock Exchange, in 1994. Since then, he was involved in and he was in charge of, a number of new projects for the business development of the CSE (automation of securities’ trading, - dematerialisation of listed securities, establishment of the Central Securities Depository – Registry, development – promoting of new markets, services and products of the CSE, for the operation of the electronic securities trading system on a remote basis, preparation – submission of legislative and regulatory issues, amendments/ additions for various listing and trading issues and introduction of new indices, for the organisation of the promotional activities of CSE and for the development of international co-operation of the CSE, etc). He has extensive experience regarding various issues of the Exchange and for the securities market in general. He holds a B.Sc in Business Administration from the Athens Economics University and an MBA, from Stirling University in Scotland, UK.
Senior Adviser, International Capital Markets Association & Asset Management, UK
Robert Parker is a Senior Adviser to the International Capital Markets Association and chairs the Asset Management and Investors Council. He has worked in the capital markets for approximately 45 years, starting his career in corporate finance in France, then being a member of the N M Rothschild investment team and later he was a founder of Crédit Suisse First Boston’s investment activities. After 35 years, he retired from Crédit Suisse in May 2017. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of Arcus European Infrastructure and is Vice Chairman of the Quilvest Investment Committee. He gained his BA and MA in economics from Cambridge University.
Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Investment Funds Association, Hong Kong
Sally Wong is the Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association, which is a non-profit-making organization that represents the asset management industry in Hong Kong. She represents the industry in liaising with the authorities, legislators, media and other stakeholder groups to discuss issues that have implications to the Hong Kong mutual fund market and the Mandatory Provident Fund (“MPF”) Schemes market. She also takes an active role in investor education and research initiatives. Mrs. Wong is a member of the 7th Steering Committee on ChinaBond Indices Experts of the China Central Depository and Clearing Co., Ltd. and a core member of the China Ageing Finance Forum 50. She is a Vice President of Hong Kong Green Finance Association (“HKGFA”) and is the Co-chair of ESG Disclosure and Integration Working Group under HKGFA. She sits on the SFC Committee on Real Estate Investment Trusts, the SFC Public Shareholders Group, MPF Guidelines Committee and the Hang Seng Index Advisory Committee. She sits on the Board of the International Investment Funds Association (www.iifa.ca).}
Vice President, Global Public Policy Group, EMEA, BlackRock, UK
Sarah Matthews, Vice President, is a member of BlackRock’s Global Public Policy Group, based in London.As part of BlackRock's fiduciary duty to clients, the Global Public Policy Group advocates for policies that we believe are in the long-term best interest of investors. Sarah engages on policy issues impacting end-investors at the global, EU, and national level, and is a member of BlackRock’s Global Public Policy Steering Committee. Sarah joined BlackRock in 2013, and was previously at Credit Suisse Asset Management.
Head of Global Regulatory Development, AXA Investment Managers, France
Stéphane currently heads up AXA Investment Managers’ Global Regulatory Development directorate and internal network at worldwide level. Stéphane is a member of AXA Group Financial Regulation Steering Committee as well as a member of various internal topical regulatory Steering Committees. Before joining AXA Investment Managers, Stephane was Head of the International Affairs division at the AFG, the French Asset Management Association, responsible for international regulatory strategy and promotion. Prior to that, at the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), Stéphane was successively Head of Market Surveillance and Advisor in charge of Strategy and Risks to the Managing Director. At EU level, Stéphane has been an elected Board Member of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) since June 2017 and the Vice-Chairman of the ICMA Asset Management and Investor Council since March 2017. His first commitment at EU level started within the European Commission, where he was seconded as an official National Expert from 2000 to 2004 – being in charge of the UCITS Directive, the hedge fund file, the credit rating agency file and the Market Abuse Directive. At international level, Stéphane is a member of the stakeholders’ panel of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). He was a Member of the Board at the International Investment Funds Association (IIFA) from 2012 to 2014. Stéphane graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) – “Sciences Po” in Paris, with a major in Economics.
Paul Carr, CEO East Capital Asset Management, Luxembourg
Paul Carr, a British national, joined East Capital in April 2007. He initially led a newly opened office in Vienna that focused on developing client relations in the region, as well as establishing closer contacts with local markets for research and asset management functions. In January 1st 2011 he moved on to assume responsibility for the groups’ product development, product maintenance and corporate governance out of Stockholm. He is currently CEO of our Luxembourg Management Company and is focused on managing and developing our business in Luxembourg. Paul is a member of the East Capital Group Investment Committee, Senior Management Team and holds several fund and related board positions. Paul holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Leeds, UK.