who we are

Challenging ourselves to bring new and original ways of thinking

SOLUTION FOCUSED ADVISORY

FINCAP Advisers is a boutique financial advisory firm that was founded by Demetris A. Tsingis in late 2016 and has been created to service Financial Services, FINTECH/REGTECH and Regulated entities. FINCAP Advisers Ltd is itself a regulated External Audit, Accounting and Administrative Services Provider firm by the ICPAC with licence number E847/E/2016. FINCAP Advisers Ltd is furthermore a Nominated Advisor regulated by the Cyprus Stock Exchange, a member of the Cyprus Investment Program with licence number 360, an approved Training Center by HRDA and a regulated Recruitment Services firm with the Ministry of Labour with licence number 305. FINCAP Advisers is a European Trademark with Registration Certificate 017934366 with EUIPO (Article 51(2) EUTMR and Article 9 EUTMIR).

FINCAP Advisers aims to offer turnkey tailored services to regulated entities in an open architecture format offering licensing and post-licensing services across all renowned jurisdictions. FINCAP has commenced operations with offices in Nicosia, Limassol, Mayfair in London, Yangon in Myanmar and Hong Kong and aims to cater to the needs of Investment Firms, Investment Funds (AIFs of all kinds including Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds, Real Estate PE Funds and UCITS), Payment Institutions, Electronic Money Institutions, Fund Managers (AIFMs as well as non-AIFMD authorizations) Public Authorities, Online/Hi-tech merchants, Reg-tech / Fin-tech entities, Online Gaming companies across multiple jurisdictions. Post-licensing services include External and Internal audits, Compliance and AML Compliance, Risk Management, ICAAP, FATCA/CRS support, Corporate Advisory, Accounting, Tax & VAT optimization, Executive Seminars, Executive Recruitment Services and Fund Administration inter alia.

WE HAVE WORKED WITH THE WORLD’S MOST SOPHISTICATED BUSINESSES ON MARKET LEADING TRANSACTIONS

OUR COMMITMENT TO HELP OUR CLIENTS DELIVER THEIR STRATEGIES HAS SEEN US BUILD A TRULY GLOBAL NETWORK

GLOBAL TEAM. WORLD CLASS RESULTS.

DEMETRIS A. TSINGIS

Managing partner

BSc, FCA,BFP, MBA, Ch. MCSI

Demetris A. Tsingis founded FINCAP Advisers in late 2016 as its Managing Partner, previously serving as a Partner heading the Financial Regulation & Advisory, London Office and Executive Academy departments in one of the leading advisory firms of Cyprus. Demetris holds a BSc in Government & Economics (LSE) and an MBA with Honours in Finance, Entrepreneurial Management and Private Equity & Venture Capital (Wharton Business School) with a Fulbright Scholarship. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA/BFP), a practicing member of the ICPAC Cyprus and of the ICAEW UK, a CYSEC advanced and AML examinations holder, a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments (Ch. MCSI), an approved HRDA External Trainer, a licensed Mediator and a licensed Insolvency Practitioner amongst other qualifications. He further is a part-time PhD candidate in Entrepreneurship with Warwick Business School.

Demetris worked on Private Equity and Investment Banking clients during his time at Arthur Andersen/Deloitte in London, in M&A in BNP Paribas New York, Private Banking in Bank of Cyprus before returning to the financial advisory space in 2013 specializing on investment funds, investment firms, fintech and payment services. He has further worked with regulators across the globe such as CySEC, CBC, MFSA, FCA, AMF Canada, SEC US, CIMA Cayman, FSA Seychelles, IFSC Belize, ASIC Australia and FSMA Belgium. Demetris has served as an elected local Councillor of Strovolos Municipality (2007-2016), a board member of the Nicosia Sewerage Board (2012-2016) and as the President of COOP Bank Strovolou in 2014. Demetris is currently serving as the Founding President of the Kuwait Cyprus Business Association of the CCCI, is a Fellow of the Cyprus International Institute of Management since 2006 and lectured in the Cyprus Entrepreneurship Competition since 2007. Furthermore, he also served as a member of the Public Entities Committee of the ICPAC and of the Fund Administration & Custody Services Committee of the CIFA. In 2018-2019 he served as a board member of the National Betting Authority and in 2019 he was appointed as the Deputy Chairman of the Housing Finance Corporation (HFC) Board, the only remaining state owned bank in Cyprus. He is further serving since 2018 as the first Honorary Consul of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to Cyprus.

ANGELOS IOANNOU

partner

BEng (Hons), MSc, FCA

Angelos is a Partner and COO of FINCAP Advisers Ltd. He is also in charge of Business Development, AML Director and Human Capital Partner. Angelos holds a First class BEng (Honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from City University, London and an MSc in Finance from Imperial College, London. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and a practicing member of the ICPAC Cyprus and of the ICAEW UK. He is also the Vice President of the Cyprus India Business Association.

Angelos was a Director in a Big 4 Audit firm and has accumulated International Corporate Structuring and Corporate Finance Services expertise during his 16 years tenure. He acted as part time CFO and was responsible for the provision of Tax and Legal related services to Cyprus entities in multijurisdictional groups in various sectors (automotive, pharmaceuticals, real estate, technology, tourism, etc) and with total balance sheet items of more than EUR 1.5 bn. As part of Wealth Management Services and Multi Family Office teams he assisted international companies to establish Headquarters, or take advantage of the IP Box regime. He guided multijurisdictional set ups in addressing issues of Place of Effective Management, economic substance and economic reality of transactions. He helped Private Equity firms and Asset Managers with fund registration and issuance of Actively Managed Certificates of AUM of EUR 300 m. In Corporate Finance he was involved with Feasibility studies, Due Diligences, Business Valuations, Re-organisation and Restructuring analysis.