The FinanceFeeds Cyprus Cup where 110 senior executives met. Thank you all for such a fantastic event - FinanceFeeds

The FinanceFeeds Cyprus Cup where 110 senior executives met. Thank you all for such a fantastic event

A full photographic montage of the seventh FinanceFeeds Cup exclusive FX industry networking event which took place at the Limassol Yacht Club in Cyprus on March 16. Our largest event yet, covering all sectors from technology to brokerage and from regulatory reporting to resources and digital advertising, 110 executives convened. What a fantastic event.

In such an online, highly technologically advanced industry as ours, the ability for senior executives to socialize and meet with each other is paramount, and where better to do this than the global center of the retail FX industry – Limassol, Cyprus.

On Thursday, March 16 110 executives from across all sectors of the FX industry attended the Q1 2017 Cyprus Cup in a global series of FinanceFeeds networking events, “The Cup” at the exclusive and highly luxurious Limassol Yacht Club, in Limassol Marina.

The extremely comprehensive electronic trading industry in Cyprus has evolved tremendously over recent years, and is now home to an entire ecosystem including technology vendors producing specialist end to end systems for FX brokerages, digital marketing firms which dedicate their services specifically to the electronic trading business, trading platform integration firms, retail platform developers, retail brokerages with offices across the globe, liquidity providers and prime brokerages, signal providers, branding experts and educational service providers.

The Q1 2017 FinanceFeeds Cyprus Cup was enjoyed and represented by a cross section of senior industry executives from across all sectors, who were welcomed to the Limassol Yacht Club by Andrew Saks-McLeod, Noam Stiekema and Maria Nikolova of FinanceFeeds, as the seventh FinanceFeeds Cup event set the stage for corporate networking and engagement between all aspects of the FX industry.

Sponsored by financial technology company Point Nine, this event was the largest FinanceFeeds Cup event to date, bolstering the importance of this

A very important evolution which must be taken note of is that Cyprus has become a pinnacle of high quality electronic markets prowess and is now attracting dialog from regulatory technology firms with large listed derivatives giants of Chicago, Tier 1 banks of Germany, global execution solutions stalwarts and government leaders alike.

Reflecting this and exemplifying it was the address by Point Nine at the FinanceFeeds Cyprus Cup on Thursday. Point Nine, which specializes in post-trade execution, operation, processing and reporting, was founded in 2002. The company’s Head of Regulatory Reporting, Andrea Peratitis, delivered a keynote speech to the 110 delegates, centering on the MiFID and EMIR regulatory structure that is currently a vital focus for electronic trading firms across Europe.

Increasing use of technology for regulatory reporting and relationships with trade depositories has proliferated the electronic financial markets business recently, hence Ms. Peratitis having explained thoroughly how this should be navigated, along with Cypriot company Point Nine’s global relationship with large institutional reporting entities.

“All of us that are here tonight have something in common” Ms. Peratitis commenced. “All of us work in the financial sector.”

“Whether you are the CEO of a company or a compliance officer, or a financial analyst, there is essentially one thing in common. In order to adapt, you should be able to assess and manage the risk aspect of operating your electronic trading business. When the risks are tangible, then the work is easy. But what happens when these risks are intangible and they bring uncertainty?” asked Ms Peratitis.

“Our ethos is to endeavor to work closely with counterparties and also to reduce the risk element” she said.

With regard to Point Nine’s role as a FinTech company, Ms Peratitis spoke about the upcoming regulatory changes and challenges. “We have the MiFID II directive which is soon to be implemented, and managing this is a large and multi-faceted task for most electronic trading firms on both the retail and institutional side, and this is no surprise because MiFID II is by far the most complex regulatory directive in terms of infrastructure and commercial operation that we have seen yet. We also have SFTR (for securities financing transactions) which covers repos and margin lending.”

Ms. Peratitis also clarified Point Nine’s core business attributes, in explaining “Point Nine essentially offers post-trade processing outsourcing services to financial firms and corporations. We provide regulatory reporting – EMIR, MiFID, SFTR and a series of other G20 regulations. Our internally developed web-based platform called Circle is the regulatory solution utilized by many firms to meet regulatory reporting demands.”

Point Nine has previously hosted conferences in Cyprus in which major global regulatory authorities have come together with senior executives from large Tier 1 counterparties and derivatives venues including CME Group, Commerzbank and TRAX, in Cyprus, in order to discuss the methodology of continuing to modernize the technological aspects involved in maintaining pace with regulators, as well as refining the execution and post-trade processing modus operandi.

With firms such as Point Nine now sponsoring critical mainstays of the FX industry calendar such as the FinanceFeeds Cup, it is clear that Cyprus has a very comprehensive future in this industry.

Here is a detailed montage of the seventh FinanceFeeds Cup event, Limassol Yacht Club, Cyprus, March 16, 2017.

FinanceFeeds looks forward to seeing you in London next week on Thursday, March 23 for the FinanceFeeds London Cup.

Limassol’s prestigious Yacht Club awaits 110 senior FX industry executives

A crucial networking fixture for all sectors of the electronic trading industry, from technology, to law, from trading platform development to brokerage and infrastructure

Noam Stiekema (FinanceFeeds), Maria Nikolova (FinanceFeeds)

The mid-afternoon calm before the hive of activity during the evening as Managing Editor Maria Nikolova makes preparations

Andrew Saks-McLeod (FinanceFeeds), Rachel Sartini (Zotapay)

Dominique Christou (120 Advertising), George Agathangelou (TradeWorks)

Andrei Savitski (PrimeXM), Laoura Salveta, (120 Advertising)

Loucas Stylianou (120 Advertising), Marshall Gittler (FXPRIMUS), Simon Bolvig Mark (Tradesocio)

Daniella Egli (Blackwell Global), Patrick Boghos (Bogo Finance Capital Markets)

Point Nine’s Head of Regulatory Reporting delivers a keynote speech on MiFID II and EMIR, and the technological requirements for brokerages

Andrew Saks-McLeod (FinanceFeeds), Maria Papafylaktou (Point Nine), Maria Stylianou (Point Nine)

Olia Antoniou (Point Nine), Andrea Peratitis (Point Nine), Maria Stylianou (Point Nine), Maria Papafylaktou (Point Nine), Chris Michael (Point Nine), Andrew Saks-McLeod (FinanceFeeds)

Olia Antoniou (Point Nine), Andrea Peratitis (Point Nine), Maria Stylianou (Point Nine), Maria Papafylaktou (Point Nine), Chris Michael (Point Nine), Maria Nikolova (FinanceFeeds)

Paul Orford (AMB Prime), Andrew Saks-McLeod (FinanceFeeds), James Glyde (Spotware Systems)

Yarden Fineman (Traders Education)

Daniella Egli (Blackwell Global), Patrick Boghos (Bogo Capital Financial Markets)

Dennis Weissert (oneZero), Graeme Watkins (Valutrades)

Anet Azrielant (FXGlobe), Itzik Levi ((Bright Code), Erez Ventura (FXGlobe)

Marshall Gittler (FXPRIMUS), Loucas Stylianou (120 Advertising)

Svyatoslav Solovyev (NTFX Capital), Vitalii Bulynin (NTFX Capital)

Paul Orford (AMB Prime), Marios Evripidou (Point Nine)

Networking and critical deals going on into the night

Andrea Peratitis (Point Nine) discusses regulatory technology, MiFID II and trade reporting

FinanceFeeds CEO Andrew Saks-McLeod presents to 110 senior industry executives from across the world at the seventh FinanceFeeds Cup event

Point Nine’s executive team engage with 110 executives from every sector of the electronic trading industry

Oleksander Federov (Dragon Capital)

Anet Azrielant (FXGlobe), Andrew Saks-McLeod (FinanceFeeds)

Chris Michael (Point Nine), Maria Papafylaktou (Point Nine), Marios Evripidou (Point Nine)

Exclusive venue, exclusive business opportunities at the FinanceFeeds Cup as FXGlobe CEO Erez Ventura meets with Spotware Systems’ James Glyde

Maria Stylianou (Point Nine), Andrea Peratitis (Point Nine), Maria Papafylaktou (Point Nine)

Vitalii Bulynin (NTFX Capital), Yiannis Christodoulou (TRILT), Andrei Savitski (PrimeXM)

Richard Bartlett (PrimeXM), Andrew Saks-McLeod (FinanceFeeds)

Noam Stiekema (FinanceFeeds), Andrew Saks-McLeod (FinanceFeeds), Paul Orford (AMB Prime)

Vitalii Bulynin (NTFX Capital), Eva Antoniou (Trading Central)

Adam Ovesen (Metdist Group), Simon Bolvig Mark (Tradesocio), Gabriel Styllas (AMB Prime)

FinanceFeeds’ Noam Stiekema greets VIP guests

Chris Michael (Point Nine), Rima Khabbaze, FinTech executive

Ben Clark (Gold-i), Paul Orford (AMB Prime)

Helen Astaniou (FXPRIMUS), Maria Nikolova (FinanceFeeds)

Haim Lagziel (OSYSTEMS)

Richard Bartlett (PrimeXM), Andrew Saks-McLeod (FinanceFeeds)

Paul Orford (AMB Prime), Noam Stiekema (FinanceFeeds)

George Agathangelou (TradeWorks), Helen Astaniou (FXPRIMUS)

Vitalii Bulynin (NTFX Capital), Eva Antoniou (Trading Central)

Simon Bolvig Mark (Tradesocio), Rima Khabbaze (FinTech Executive)

Graeme Watkins (Valutrades), Gavin Foster (Valutrades)

Noam Stiekema (FinanceFeeds)

Dominique Christou (120 Advertising), Stephanie Papadopolou (120 Advertising)

James Glyde (Spotware Systems), Panagiotis Charalampous (Spotware Systems)

Loucas Stylianou (120 Advertising)

Richard Bartlett (PrimeXM)

Patrick Boghos (Bogo Capital Financial Markets), Erno Borondy (FXPRIMUS)

Exclusive networking and fine cuisine at the FinanceFeeds Cyprus Cup

Helen Astaniou (FXPRIMUS), Loucas Stylianou (120 Advertising)

Maria Papafylaktou (Point Nine), Maria Nikolova (FinanceFeeds)

Point Nine senior executive Andrea Peratitis addresses senior executives from across the world

James Glyde (Spotware Systems), Jean-Raphael Nahas (Blackwell Global), Ben Clark (Gold-i)

Haim Lagziel (OSYSTEMS) talks automation and AI with technology experts

Donna Stephenson (GRS Recruitment)

GRS Recruitment’s Lorraine Brown discusses scalability of brokerages and talent acquisition

Andrei Savitski (PrimeXM), James Glyde (Spotware Systems), Richard Bartlett (PrimeXM)

James Glyde (Spotware Systems), Panagiotis Charalampous (Spotware Systems), Lingmei Wu (TopFX), Laoura Salveta (120 Advertising)

Olia Antoniou (Point Nine), Maria Nikolova (FinanceFeeds)

Andrea Peratitis (Point Nine) engages senior executives on regulatory and financial technology

George Agathangelou (TradeWorks), Dominique Christou (120 Advertising)

Loucas Stylianou (120 Advertising), Marshall Gittler (FXPRIMUS), Laoura Salveta (120 Advertising), Simon Bolvig Mark (Tradesocio)

Erno Borondy (FXPRIMUS), Eva Antoniou (Trading Central)

Anet Azrielant (FXGlobe), Erez Ventura (FXGlobe)

 

 

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