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  • The strategic location in the crossroad of three continents and a gateway to Europe,
  • The transparent tax regime,
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  • The human talent and values,
  • The advanced and modern infrastructure,
  • The lifestyle and high living standards,
  • The economic prospects and oportunities,
  • and much more..

A 3-day Workshop, facilitated by Maurice Ewing, PhD, FRM, a Globally Experienced Risk Executive & Data Science Team Leader, is organized by Quintessence Enterprises Ltd on March the 19th, 20th and 21st, June 2017 in Nicosia, Hilton Cyprus.

The program is approved and 100% subsidised by the Human Resource Development Authority as a High Importance Seminar; vital for the national economy and as such, the course facilitator, Maurice Ewing, will be visiting each one of the participating financial entities giving his expert advice how to use best-practice to become more attractive to international investors.


Course Title: Raising Foreign Investment Funds
Course facilitator:Dr Maurice Ewing, PhD, FRM
Venue: Hilton Cyprus
Dates: Monday 19, 20 & 21 June 2017

Course Description:

In this 3-day course, the globally experienced speaker, Maurice Ewing, shows participants how to shape their business profiles so as to become more attractive to international investors.

“We start by helping participants appreciate the distinction between business plans and business strategies: outlining how to transform the former into the latter for the sake of helping investors understand that the business is actively and well managed with an eye for profitable, future opportunities. In particular, we emphasize how company owners may need to make fundamental governance and management changes to credibly demonstrate their ability to execute such strategies and we provide numerous examples of how strategies in many of the local industries can be improved in the eyes of outsiders. We then demonstrate how companies and investment project managers can articulate viability to investors through their financials. Lastly, we provide examples of investment and IPO “teasers” for raising funds and discuss how to create them”.

Intended audience: CEOs and CFOs or large and heavy industry businesses, including but not limited to industries such as development, oil and gas, energy, pharmaceuticals, raw materials, agriculture, tourism, finance and FX, telecoms.

Participants will experience the following:

• How to distinguish business planning from business strategy development
• Strategy execution
• Linking financial results and aims with strategic execution
• Investor demands, concerns and analysts’s approaches
• The different forms of equity investment (i.e., Private Equity, Venture Capital, IPO, etc.) and how to choose between them
• How to select investment consultants for guidance through the fund raising process
• How to develop an initial prospectus/teaser for investors

Find below a summary of the course facilitator's profile or click on Maurice Ewing CV to see the full profile in LinkedIn.

Bio for the Speaker

Dr. Maurice Ewing is an experienced banking executive, consultant and board trainer that has worked in over 50 countries. He is an expert in both high-level, Basel/MiFID/CRDIV/Solvency II/Dodd-Frank compliance and in quantitative model implementation: fintech, mobile-lending, predictive analytics, Big Data, etc. Dr. Ewing has regularly advised many of the world’s biggest banks and companies on how to develop profitable business strategies that leverage the compliance measures. He is also a leadership columnist for The Huffington Post, The Harvard Business Review and a contributing expert for Inc. Magazine and Business Insider.

Previously the CRO of one of the largest banks in the EMEA, Dr. Ewing initiated and managed the transformation of a remedial, traditional risk function--consisting of over 400 people spanning 5 countries—to an strategic, forward-looking, analytics powerhouse. During that effort, he also led a Gates Foundation project to develop the world’s first mobile-scoring, lending and pre-approval product delivery platform to support a “virtual wallet” eco-system in an emerging market. Dr. Ewing is considered one of a handful of experts in the world in alternative delivery channel and fintech architecture, implementation and risk management.

Prior to founding his consultancy, Conquer Risk, Dr. Ewing taught Executive-MBAs within the Kellogg-HKUST MBA programme in Hong Kong for several years and prior to this, he developed systemic risk models as an analyst for the New York Federal Reserve. Dr. Ewing received his PhD and MA in Economics from Princeton University and his double-BA in mathematics and economics (Honors Thesis) from Northwestern University. Dr. Ewing is both a charter member and certified, Financial Risk Manager (FRM) of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and a Subject Matter Expert for the Professional Risk Manager’s International Association on enterprise risk management.

Though continually travelling throughout the EMEA and Americas regions, Dr. Ewing has lived in Cyprus since 2006.

In Cyprus, Maurice Ewing is well known in the banking and other financial sectors. As a Lecturer of Quintessence Enterprises Ltd, Maurice is assessed by the Human Resource Development Authority and delivered the following two training courses approved and subsidised as seminars of vital importance:
-Restructuring, Recapitalizing, Provisioning and Modeling Distressed Loans
-Overseeing Compliance and Risk for Insurers.

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