About Meerkat City
Meerkat City is a pool of talented professionals with astounding depth of knowledge of the financial industry. Our shared adoration of all the financial industry offers, our ethical values, and our aspiration to establish a firm that would become a market reference point for service quality of the highest standard, has culminated to what industry stakeholders have come to know as Meerkat City.
Yiannos Christofides is Meerkat City’s co-founder and Director. Yiannos has intimate knowledge and experience of the financial industry. He amassed his experience at one of the leading brokerage firms in Cyprus, where he held the Chief Operating Officer role. Following his tenure, he extended his experience through deep interaction with numerous regulated financial services firms that were offering full range of investment and ancillary services globally. Yiannos is currently, the CEO of a licensed Alternative Investment Fund Manager in Cyprus, and a director of a local Electronic Money Institution. He is an alumnus of Florida Atlantic University (Florida) and Florida International University (Florida), and he is a holder of the CySEC “Advanced” Certificate.
George Christofides is Meerkat City’s co-founder and Director. George brings in a wealth of experience in financial services, including the Alternative Investment Fund industry. Over the years, George has actively advised on the set up of start-up companies, on corporate financing and restructuring of growth companies and has been serving on the board of various companies across different industries. George is the General Manager of a licensed Cyprus Investment Firm and a director of a local Alternative Investment Fund Manager. He is also advising on Electronic Money Institution activities including operations and system development and integration. George is an alumnus of Hofstra University (New York) and Baruch College (CUNY, New York), and he is a holder of the CySEC “Advanced” Certificate.
Dr. Marios Charalambides is Meerkat City’s co-shareholder and Director. Marios has very strong knowledge of AML rules and regulations as well as compliance procedures. He has presented various seminars on AML related subjects. For the past four years he has been serving as Compliance and AML Officer in various Regulated Entities (CIFs and AIFMs), which are active in brokerage, discretionary portfolio management, and portfolio management of collective investments. Before his Meerkat City endeavors, Marios had spend more than a decade with a major local credit institution as a Senior Officer in the Business Banking Division, where he was responsible for managing a €100m corporate loan portfolio. He was awarded a PhD degree in Social Sciences from Brunel University, London, in 1998 and he is a holder of the CySEC “Advanced” Certificate.