1st Annual
Financial Markets Forum

The forum's mission is to bring the most important market players, regulators and consultants together around the same table to discuss the most pressing issues and develop effective solutions.

Cyprus | Limassol
Amara Hotel | November 24

One of the key themes of the forum is attracting investment and companies to Cyprus. The island is located at the crossroads of three continents - Europe, Africa and Asia. This strategic location makes the country an extremely attractive jurisdiction for investors from the EU, Asia and the Middle East.


The forum is planned to be held annually, which will help financial market participants to systematically exchange experiences and address specific industry issues.

09:15 - 10:00
Registration , welcome coffee.
10:00 - 10:05
The host of the Forum: greetings and introduction of the participants.
10:05 - 10:30
Keynote address: Constantinos Petrides, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus.
Part 1: Challenging reality of governance and compliance, practical solutions.
10:30 - 12:00
Regulatory panel discussion, Q&A session:
  • Anticipated changes to the regulatory framework;
  • Navigating complex sanctions regimes;
  • Impact on international business models;
  • Professional associations to connect regulators and market participants;
  • Private investors – what to expect and how to adapt.


Liudmila Kiriaku, Vice President of Compliance at Freedom Holding Corp.

Alexey Drobyshev, Senior Legal Officer at Sumsub.

Bruce Johnston, Partner Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP.

Alexandros Kontos, Compliance Consultant , MNK Risk Consulting.

Alexandros Constantinou, Director, MAPS Platis

Moderator: Angelos Paphitis, Managing Partner at A.G. Paphitis & Co.

12:00 - 12:15
Coffee break.
Part 2: New trends in financial crimes and EU initiative for Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA).
12:15 - 13:45
Regulatory panel discussion, Q&A session:
  • Industry facing technologically advanced financial crimes;
  • Digitalization of internal monitoring in regulated financial institutions;
  • New EU Authority for Anti-money laundering: background and directions of supervision.


Mihaela Grigoriou, Senior Associate Lawyer, A.G. Paphitis & Co.

Simon Gilder, Independent Compliance Consultant.

Aija Rimsa, Executive Director, AMLO, Skanestas.

Marios Kiriaku, Chief Compliance Officer, Credit Pilot PLC

Moderator: Alkistis Gkiosi, Head of Compliance Advisory at FINCAP.

14:00 - 15:00
Part 3: Financial markets block. New era of banking, brokerage and trading.
15:00 - 15:40
Keynote address: Timur Turlov, the CEO of Freedom Holding Corp.

“Capital Markets Innovation, current opportunities for technology innovation”.

15:40 - 17:30
Trading Round table discussion, Q&A session:
  • World Markets: Which industry is promising for investors in the next 3 - 5 years;
  • Energetical crisis - how to react;
  • The US market: S&P 500 drop down;
  • US markets tech IPOs;
  • Commodities. How to trade metals;
  • Equity trading: improving best execution by predicting broker-algorithm performance.


Timur Turlov, the CEO of Freedom Holding Corp.

Kirill Kuchinskiy, the CEO of Skanestas.

Mikhail Borisov, CIO of Leon Family Office, Director Of Leon Global Hedge Fund RAIF.

Katrīna Iljinska, CEO and Publisher, Forbes Baltics

Alexander Gromov, Managing Director, Head of treasury RCB Bank

Moderator: George Karageorgos, Head of Representative Office in Greece at Freedom Finance Europe

17:30 - 20:00
Buffet, open bar. Entertainment.


Participants at the forum include the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus.

Petrides Minister of Finance
Republic of Cyprus
Turlov CEO
Freedom Holding Corp.
Gilder Independent Compliance Consultant
BorisovChief Investment Officer
LEON Family Office
KiriakuVice President of Compliance
Freedom Holding Corp
Skanestas Investments Limited
DrobyshevSenior Legal Officer
PaphitisManaging Partner
A.G. Paphitis & Co.
KarageorgosHead of Office in Greece
Freedom Finance
GrigoriouSenior Associate Lawyer
A.G. Paphitis & Co.
RimsaExecutive Director
AMLO, Skanestas
KiriakuChief Compliance Officer
Credit Pilot PLC
JohnstonPartner Morgan
Lewis & Bockius UK LLP
KontosCompliance Consultant
MNK Risk Consulting.
IljinskaCEO and Publisher
Forbes Baltics
GromovManaging Director
Head of treasury RCB Bank
MAPS Platis