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ESG and investment funds: an introduction to the fundamentals

The ESG phenomenon is unquestionably one of the most powerful forces in markets at the moment, and given the substantial attention towards sustainability as an investment trend, ESG is having a fast-growing impact on the investment funds sector on a worldwide basis.

The purpose of the today’s webinar is to assemble a panel of experts within from various sectors of the funds industry with the aim to provide an introduction to key considerations revolving around ESG in the context of the investment funds arena.


Chairman: Marios Tannousis, Deputy Director General, Invest Cyprus



17:00 Welcome note

Andreas Yiasemides, President, CIFA

17:05 Introductory remarks

George Campanellas, CEO, Invest Cyprus & Vice-President, CIFA

17:10 Keynote Speech

George Theocharides, Vice-Chairman, Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission

17:20 Europe’s lead on ESG: Committing to the sustainability journey

Elena Philipova, Global Head of ESG, Refinitiv (an LSEG business)

17:30 ESG Considerations from the Luxembourg Standpoint

Christoforos Soteriou, Associate Investment Funds Lawyer, Bonn Steichen & Partners

17:40 Q&A Session


17: 50 Panel Discussion – ESG: The Cyprus Perspective

Moderator: Nicole Kallasides, Senior Legal Advisor, CIFA


Andreas Matsas, Executive Director & Portfolio Manager, GMM Fund Management

Omeros Nishiotis, CEO & CIO, Fortified Capital Limited

Stephanie Panayi, Investment Promotion Officer & Head of Strategic Projects, Invest Cyprus

18:20 Q&A Session

18:30 Closing remarks

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