ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΚΑΣΣΙΑΝΙΔΗΣ

ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΚΑΣΣΙΑΝΙΔΗΣ #4

Γεννήθηκε στην Νότιο Αφρική στις 12 Δεκεμβρίου 1974 . Σπούδασε Χρήματοοικονομικά και Πληροφοριακά Σύστημα στο πανεπιστήμιο του WITS Νότιος Αφρικής, με μεταπτυχιακό MBA Wits Business School – Γιοχάνεσμπουργκ / Kelley School of Business – Ιντιάνα, ΗΠΑ – Γενική Διοίκηση. Εργάστηκε σε διάφορες εταιρείες της Νότιο Αφρικής, Αυστρία και Κύπρου. Είναι Διευθύνων Σύμβουλος σε εταιρεία επενδύσεων στην Κύπρο η οποία ασχολείτε με επενδύσεων με άδεια χρήσης που εστιάζει στο χαρτοφυλάκιο διαχείριση, χρηματιστηριακή και συμβουλευτική. Είναι παντρεμένος και έχει 4 παιδιά.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

KSP Quality Homes Ltd ( HE 142670 ) – Nicosia Cyprus 
Managing Director – July 2014 – Present
• Managing director of KSP Quality Homes Ltd which is a Cyprus Real Estate company that invests in

Land then develops and sells residential housing.

Byron Capital Partners – Nicosia, Cyprus
Portfolio Manager – June 2013 – Present
• Portfolio manager of the K&B Global Total Return Fund Limited, A UCITS IV Irish Fund . A Sub-

Fund of Byron Alpha Funds plc, an umbrella fund with segregated liability between sub-funds authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland pursuant to the European Communities (Undertaking for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) Regulations 2011.

W.G. Wealth Guardian Ltd (supervised by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) (License Number 353/17 )) – Nicosia Cyprus
Managing Director – January 2018 – September 2020
• Managing director of Wealth Guardian which is a licensed investment firm focusing on portfolio

management, private wealth, brokerage and advisory.

FBME – Nicosia, Cyprus
Head of Fixed Income – Jan 2010 – December 2012 • Head up and manage the Fixed income desk.

Kommunalkredit International Bank – Limassol, Cyprus Associate Director, Head of Treasury – June 2004 – December 2009

  • Capital markets, funding and liquidity management.

  • Funding the bank’s assets of EUR 12bn via an European commercial paper programme , U.S.

    commercial paper programme, extendible notes programme, medium term notes programme, covered

    bond programme, money markets, repo, structured repo, and other structured products.

  • Part of the ALCO decision making including interest rate analysis for the major economies and

    forming interest rate opinion;

  • Part of the risk management committee including monitor central bank regulations (e.g. Capital

    adequacy ratio, large exposure etc) and internal policies (e.g. liquidity report etc).

  • Negotiate ISDA, CSA and ISMA agreements between counterparties and manage collateral process.

  • Assist legal and accounting departments regarding MiFID.

  • Assist various departments in implementing Basel II.

  • Assist the controlling department with risk management for various structured products.

  • Oversee and communicate to the Central bank regarding relevant regulatory reporting.

  • Capital markets including bond securities and credit default swaps in U.S, Eastern Europe, Russia,

    Western Europe, Middle East and Africa.

  • Interest Rate Exposures – Identify asset/liability interest rate gaps; analyze hedging alternatives to

    manage risk.

  • Foreign Exchange Exposures – analyze hedging alternatives to manage risk.

  • Employee representative and manage the provident fund of Kommunalkredit International Bank

    Limited.

    FBME – Nicosia, Cyprus
    Treasury Manager – May 2003 – May 2004

    • Cash management, funding and hedging activities.

    • Money market trading including FX, FX swaps, interest rate swaps.

      BOE Natwest merchant Bank – Johannesburg, RSA Project Manager – July 1999 – May 2001

  • Integration of swaps desk, money market desk, bonds desk and FX desk for various subsidiaries

  • Calculate and monitor daily margining, design risk management reports, implementing controls and

    processes.
    Systems Developer – July 1997 – June 1999

• Systems developer responsible for systems analysis, design and implementation for various projects in the treasury department.

DIRECTORSHIP
Orbex LTD – Limassol, Cyprus

Member of the Board of Directors (non-executive) – January 2010 – Present Fidelis Capital Markets – Limassol, Cyprus

Member of the Board of Directors (non-executive) – August 2014 – Present Athlos Capital – Nicosia, Cyprus

Member of the Board of Directors (non-executive) – June 2018 – September 2019

Goldbrands Investments Limited (Share code on the JSE: GBI) – Pretoria, South Africa Member of the Board of Directors (non-executive) – January 2016 – December 2018
• Chairman of the audit and risk committee.

EDUCATION
University of Cape Town – Cape Town,

Executive Education – Property Development – October 2020 – December 2020 The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) — London,

Executive Education – Real Estate Economics and Finance – June 2020 – September 2020

Wits business school – Johannesburg, / Kelley school of Business – Indiana Master of Business Administration – General Management – June 2001 – Dec 2002

University of the Witwatersrand – Johannesburg
Bachelor of of Commerce with Honours (Information systems):

University of the Witwatersrand – Johannesburg Bachelor of of Commerce: Jan 1993 – Dec 1995
• Major in Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Ministry of Finance – Cyprus June 2010

Jan 1996 – Dec 1996

• Holder of the Advanced CySEC certificates.
Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR) – Charlottesville, VA

Chartered Financial Analyst program:

• Passed Level II of the CFA exam LANGUAGES

– 1999

  • English (Native)

  • Greek (Fluent)

  • Afrikaans (Basic)

  • German (Completed B1 level, Goethe Institute)

  • French (Completed A2 level, Institut François)

    OTHER AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Programming include Advanced Excel, Access, SQL, COBOL, Visual Basic, Java, Crystal Reports,

  • 1st prize winner for the national IBM essay competition.

  • Served on the executive committee (Treasurer) of the Hellenic Graduates Association of Southern Africa.

  • Internship at Ernst & Young.

  • Completed military service in Cyprus.

  • Member of the Strovolos Chess club.

  • Member of the Latsia Cycling club.

  • Member of the local wine club.