Contributing Authors


Author-ImageDr Alan Waring 

Dr Alan Waring has 35 years’ experience in risk management. His several books include Managing Risk (1998), co-authored with Prof Ian Glendon, Practical Systems Thinking (1996) and Corporate Risk and Governance published in May 2013.

He has presented numerous conference and seminar papers in the UK, China, Iran, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Cyprus and USA. He has written numerous articles published in e.g. Strategic Risk, Catastrophe Risk Management, Asian Corporate Governance, Risk Management – an International Journal and Cyprus Financial Mirror...Read More





Alasdair Macleod

Alasdair Macleod had a career in the City as a stockbroker and investment manager, followed by a period in offshore banking and fund administration in Guernsey.

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theofanous-authorProf. Andreas Theophanous was born in Cyprus on February 14, 1960.  In 1980, he went to the USA on a Fulbright scholarship.

He received his BA degree in Economics and Political Science (with distinction, baccalaureate) from Susquehanna University in 1983.  In the same year he was offered an Assistantship from the Department of Economics of The Pennsylvania State University from which he received the MA and PhD degrees in Economics in 1985 and 1988 respectively. Theophanous joined Intercollege in 1993 (which was recognized as a university in 2007 and was renamed thereafter as University of Nicosia).

He served as Economic Advisor to the President of the Republic of Cyprus from September 1990 to February 1993.  Currently he is the President of ...Read More



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Charles Hugh Smith

Charles Hugh Smith is the author of the blog, #7 in CNBC’s top alternative financial sites, and eight books on our economy and society, including Why Things Are Falling Apart and What We Can Do About It,    The Nearly Free University and the Emerging Economy   and    Get a Job, Build a Real Career and Defy a Bewildering Economy.

His work is published on a number of popular financial websites including Zero Hedge, Financial Sense, and David Stockman’s Contra Corner…Read more



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George Papanicolaou 

George Papanicolaou holds a BSc in Electronic Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin (USA), an MBA with specialization in Finance from Leicester University (UK) and a Postgraduate Certificate in the Mechanics of Risk Management from Middlesex University (UK). He also holds an ICA International Diploma in Anti Money Laundering from the International Compliance Association and the University of Manchester, as well as an Advance certificate from the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission for the provision of investment services/activities.

He is a Fellow of the International Compliance Association (FICA) and member of the Cyprus Institute of Internal AuditorsRead More




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Dr. George Theocharides

George Theocharides is an Associate Professor of Finance at Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM) in Nicosia, Cyprus. He is also the Programme Director of the MSc in Financial Services and Certificate in Financial Services. He joined the school in August 2010. Before joining CIIM he spent almost four years as an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Graduate School of Business at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea. Prior to that, he served as an International Faculty Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management between August and December 2006.

Dr. Theocharides holds a B. Eng. (Hons) degree in Electrical Engineering and Electronics from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (U.M.I.S.T.), an M.B.A. degree (in Marketing and Venture Management) Read more



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Gregor Horvat

Grega is based in Slovenia and has been involved in markets since 2003. He is the owner of, but before that he was working for Capital Forex Group and

His feature articles have been published on:,, Action forex, Forex TV, Istockanalyst, ForexFactory,,, etc.

He recently…Read more




image-authorDr. James Leontiades

Dr James (Jim) Leontiades is currently Academic Dean at the Cyprus Institute for International Management.

His Business experience includes several years in the Planning Department of General Motors Overseas Operations as well as positions with consulting firms in London and New York.He subsequently joined the faculty of the Wharton School of Finance as Assistant Professor of International Business.

He left Wharton to join the faculty of the Manchester Business School, eventually serving at that institution as MBA Director. He was also a Professor and faculty member of the European Institute for Advanced studies in Management…Read More


James-PicernoJames Picerno

Picerno is the author of Dynamic Asset Allocation: Modern Portfolio Theory Updated for the Smart Investor (Bloomberg Press, 2010) and Nowcasting The Business Cycle: A Practical Guide For Spotting Business Cycle Peaks (Beta Publishing, 2014).

His articles on finance and economics have appeared in a variety of publications and news outlets over the years, including The Atlantic, Financial Advisor,,, and Bloomberg Briefs: Economics. He also pens a daily economics column for the Saxo Group’s web site…Read more




author-John-RubinoJohn Rubino 

John Rubino runs the popular financial website

He is co-author, with GoldMoney’s James Turk, of The Money Bubble (DollarCollapse Press, 2014) and The Collapse of the Dollar and How to Profit From It (Doubleday, 2007), and author of Clean Money: Picking Winners in the Green-Tech Boom (Wiley, 2008), How to Profit from the Coming Real Estate Bust (Rodale, 2003) and Main Street, Not Wall Street(Morrow, 1998).

After earning a Finance MBA from New York University, he spent the 1980s on Wall Street, as a Eurodollar trader, equity analyst and junk bond analyst…Read More




Snyder- Author imageMichael T. Snyder

Michael Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has two law degrees from the University of Florida.

He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. Read More





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Sy Harding 

Sy Harding is the founder and president of Asset Management Research Corp, which has been providing exceptional market research and investment recommendations to professionals and serious investors for more than 27 years.

He is the publisher of Sy Harding’s Street Smart Report and the free market and economic blog Harding has been ranked in the Read More





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Timothy Taylor

Timothy Taylor is managing editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, based at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the author of The Instant Economist: Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works, published January 2012.

Timothy Taylor is the author of Principles of Economics: Economics and the Economy, a introductory college textbook available from TextbookRead More




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Vasilis Pazopoulos 

Vasilis Pazopoulos is an economist and a stock market analyst, with articles on and other financial sites.

He can be contacted at:

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Dr-Theodosis-Mourouzis118x165Dr. Theodosis Mourouzis

Dr Theodosis Mourouzis serves as Executive Manager at Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM), Limassol Branch, and as Lecturer of Information Management at CIIM. He is also an active member of the Limassol Hackerspace, a non-profit organisation.

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steve-hunt118x165Steve Hunt

Prior to getting into the precious metals markets, I worked as an investment consultant for one of the largest firms in America. I wanted to transition to precious metals, because you get to take physical possession of your investment… instead of just having a piece of paper that says you own a part of something.

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barbara_nicodemou_115x165Barbara Nicodemou

Barbara Nicodemou joined JFD Brokers in 2015 as a Market Analyst for the strategy team at JFD Research. Barbara focuses on analysis of a range of markets including Forex, Indices and Commodities. Her trading approach of the micro – macroeconomic view of the …

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