Founded by experts with diversified business backgrounds and long-year experience in the global financial markets, Trading Point provides its services with a firm commitment to business ethics.
As a dynamic financial institution to whom innovation and global thinking are equally essential, Trading Point has gained global reputation thanks to the high standards of business conduct set by the Top Management. It is these shared values and beliefs that ensure the integrity of a company that serves clients from over 160 countries at a sustainable level of quality.
We are driven by the passion for mutual success – and we know that this can only be achieved through fair trading conditions, innovation, and lucrative investment opportunities for our global client base.Constantinos Cleanthous, Founder of XM
Constantinos Cleanthous is the founder of XM Group. Constantinos oversees the corporate strategic management of the international group of companies. He has more than 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry spanning forex trading, IPOs and Mergers and Acquisitions.
Constantinos graduated with a BSc in Business Mathematics and Statistics from The London School of Economics. He holds a MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance, from the City Business School. In addition, he also holds the Certificate of Professional Competence in accordance with MiFID (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive).
Prior to founding XM Group, he gained extensive experience in the initial and secondary public offering markets. Also within the M&A sector as a corporate financial consultant and as an interbank trader and fund manager in the foreign exchange, equities and commodity markets for several Greek, Ukraine and UK-based financial institutions.
Following that, and for about 4 years, he was CFO in a private group of companies where his main duties included financial and strategic planning. In 2006 he became CFO of the Cyprus Cement Public Company Ltd, and from 2007 until December 2017 he was the CEO of Galatariotis Group of Companies, and an Executive Director of the Group’s public listed companies. Before assuming the role of CEO of XM he served to its Board as a Non-Executive Chairman for 5 years. He served as a member of the board of Directors of Cyprus Telecommunications Authority and for a period of seven years as a non-Executive Director of A. Zorbas & Sons Public Company Ltd -Chairman of Remuneration and Audit Committees. Tasos holds the Diploma on Company Directorship of the Institute of Directors.
He graduated with a BSc in Business Mathematics and Statistics and a MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance from the City Business School.
Before founding XM, Ilias worked in the financial services as a proprietary trader in the foreign exchange, bonds and futures markets and also in the ship-owning and ship management sector as corporate manager of the Schulte Group.
He graduated with a BSc in Computer Science from the University College London. In addition he holds a PhD in Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality from the same institution. Between 1999-2004, he worked as a freelance developer and consultant for customized software solutions and internet programming in the UK and as visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster between 2000-2003.
Before joining XM, he was in academia teaching Computer Science modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Andreas was an active contributor to academic research projects and a regular reviewer of conference and journal papers.
Tasos Papanastasiou manages the overall strategic focus of the company’s business development units. His expertise encompasses the continued professional relationships in global marketing and XM’s corporate partnerships. Tasos has gained more than 15 years of entrepreneurship experience derived from the online industry within the gaming sector.
Tasos graduated with a BSc in Military Studies from the Hellenic Military Academy. Additionally, he holds a LL.B (Hons.) law degree and an MA in Propaganda and Persuasion from The University of Kent, Canterbury. He is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2000. Along with his academic knowledge, he has a strong business and financial acumen that he has successfully developed during his career.
Over his 10 years’ experience within the online industry, he has worked closely with some of the leading UI and UX design agencies in Europe.
Chris graduated with a BSc in Business Management from the ACG. Prior to joining XM he worked as a web development and SEO consultant in the online gaming sector.
Michalis Florentiadis is the Head of XM’s Investment and Research Desk and is responsible for overseeing and preparing the daily investment research material regarding developments that may have an impact on the global markets on a day to day basis.
His department prepares and publishes analysis and commentary, which are used both internally within XM and are also published on respected financial journals and portals. Michalis has over 15 years’ experience in his field and has previously served as Head of Investment and research at Hellenic Bank.
He graduated from the London School of Economics (LSE) with a BSc in Economics. He is also a holder of Master’s degree in Mathematical Trading and Finance from the City University Business School.
Michalis is a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder and a member of the CFA society. His work has been quoted by the Financial Times, Reuters and Bloomberg on numerous occasions.
Pambos Panayiotou is Chief Executive Officer of XM UK and is responsible of the strategic management of the UK division of XM. Prior to joining XM, he built a career in Investment Banking, Investment Advisory and Wealth Management.
He graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a BSc in Actuarial Science and a MSc in Finance and Economics. He has worked as an Investment Banking Executive at CISCO, as Head of Institutional Wealth Management at BOC and as Vice President of Barclays during his years prior to joining XM.
Pambos is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA society.
Peter McGuire is Chief Executive Officer of XM Australia and is a responsible manager on the firm’s Australian Financial Services License. He comes to XM with over 20 years’ experience from the financial services industry and real estate market. Peter is responsible for representing XM as a regular commentator on some of the world’s leading media including Bloomberg, CNBC and Sky TV on a weekly basis where he connects via Sydney, where he resides.
Peter graduated with an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Technology Sydney. He holds a Graduate Certificate of Commerce / Risk Management from the University of New South Wales and also is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program, from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Peter is a proven communicator, conference and media presenter for the financial services industry and has presented over the years to audiences in Manila, Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo, Mumbai, Berlin, New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.