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Mr Christos Votsis

Associate Lecturer in Business and Finance


cvotsis@uclan.ac.uk

+357 24694000

Qualifications

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute, 2006)

MSc in Investment Management (Cass Business School, 2003)

BSc in Business Administration (Cardiff University, 2002)

Certificate in Asset Management, (Agence de Transfer de Technologie Financière, Luxembourg, 2011)

Advanced Professional Competence Certification (Cyprus Securities and Exchanges Commission, 2009)

 

Employment Track

Associate Lecturer in Business and Finance, University of Central Lancashire Cyprus (2018 – present)

Associate Lecturer in Finance, European University Cyprus (2010 – 2015)

Founder, Analytica Financial Solutions Ltd (2016 – Current)

Head, Equity Investment Management and Divestments Department, Cyprus Asset Management Corporation Ltd / Cyprus Cooperative Central Bank Ltd (2014 – present)

Head, Market and Liquidity Risk Management Department, Cyprus Cooperative Central Bank Ltd (2013)

Head, Investment Research Department, Cyprus Cooperative Central Bank Ltd (2008-2012)

Senior Associate, HLB International Ltd (2007-2008)

Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd (2005-2007)

Associate, Western Union Cyprus (2004-2005)

Financial Analyst, Centaur Asset Management (2004)

 

Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • CFA Institute member
  • Member of the Cyprus CFA Society
  • Included in CySEC’s Public Register of Authorized Persons (licensed for the provision of all types of Investment Services)

 

Research Interests

  • Financial Investigations and Misconduct in Financial Markets
  • Financial Market Regulation
  • Financial and Business Analytics
  • Business Intelligence
  • Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithm and Artificial Intelligence Applications
  • Algorithmic Trading
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Business Valuations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Operations Research

 

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • Accounting & Finance – UCLAN
  • Mergers and Acquisitions – EUC
  • Options and Futures – EUC
  • Portfolio Management – EUC
  • Financial Analysis – EUC
  • Financial Management and Control – EUC
  • Starting a New Business – EUC

 

Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

  • Votsis, C., Vrachimis, K. & Apostolides, A., “Have we been here before?”, Cooperatives During Crisis And Post-Crisis Periods – ICA Global Research Conference 2013, Nicosia, Cyprus

 

Consultancy and CPD Training

  • 2013 – 2015: Cyprus Association of Cyprus Investment Firms – CySEC CPD Seminars. Delivered a series of more than 20 seminars on MiFID and Market Abuse Regulations. The seminars were addressed to experienced investment professionals and counted towards the fulfillment of their CySEC CPD obligations.
  • 2014 & 2016: Cyprus CFA Society – CySEC CPD Seminars.. Delivered 2 seminars on MiFID and Market Abuse Regulations. The seminars were addressed to CFA Charterholders and candidates and counted towards the fulfillment of CySEC CPD obligations by investment professionals.

 

Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

  • 2011 – 2017: Board Member and Treasurer – Cooperative Central Bank Employee Provident Fund.