Yiannos Christofides is a partner in the Nicosia office of Penenden and the CEO and Principal of Meerkat City, one of the primary providers regarding capital markets and fund creation in Cyprus.
Active in the financial industry for some 20 years, Yiannos has a depth of knowledge and understanding that few finance professionals possess. Prior to Meerkat, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer in one of the leading brokerage firms in Cyprus.
Over the years, he has been a member of Investment and Risk Committees, and has acted as a Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Officer with various Cyprus based investment firms offering a full range of financial services.
Yiannos has significant experience in day-to-day operations pertaining to brokerage, asset management and private banking activities specialized in forex, CFDs, equities, bonds and other financial instruments. He advises clients on the development, management and monitoring procedures and control mechanisms within the framework of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID).
Yiannos works with numerous regulated financial services firms that offer a full range of investment and ancillary services globally. He is the CEO of a licensed Alternative Investment Fund Manager in Cyprus, and a director of a Nicosia based Electronic Money Institution.