Published On: Wed, Mar 19th, 2014

CIFA elects new president

WillemstadWILLEMSTAD – During the general membership meeting of the Curacao International Financial Services Association (CIFA), the members had the opportunity to elect a new president. Mrs. Anuschka Cova was elected as the new president. She replaces Mrs. Etienne Ys.

After a period of 4 years, Mr. Etienne is stepping down as president of the association. During his term, Mr. Ys has done his utmost to fortify the international financial sector of Curacao. CIFA wants to thank Mr. Etienne Ys for his time and energy during his presidency. CIFA has now an adequate person to carry the organization and the sector to a higher level. Anuschka has a wide range of experience on an international level in the financial sector and especially in the hedge fund industry. Mrs. Anuschka Cova is a Managing Partner at VBK+CO Alternative Investor Services.

Prior to joining VBK+CO Anuschka worked in Citco Fund Services. During Anuschka’s tenure at Citco Fund Services, from 1993 to 2012, her roles included appointments as Operations Manager and Managing Director for Citco in several locations.

Overseeing more than three hundred operations professionals, Anuschka’s role included managing every aspect of operations to several hundred funds, many with several billion dollars under management, combined with primary responsibility for Citco’s marketing activities throughout Europe and laterally the Americas, and then as global head of Fund of Hedge Fund marketing.

In addition, to managing operations and marketing, Anuschka’s macro responsibilities included providing leadership on client relationship management, developing hedge fund best practices, and establishing groundbreaking hedge fund pricing services. Anuschka was instrumental in rolling out new product lines to hedge funds, fund of funds, pension funds, family offices, and university endowments.

Anuschka holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration (International Finance and Marketing) from the University of Miami and holds certificates in various specialized financial courses for executives, such Finance for Senior Executives (FSE) from Harvard University. In addition, she has participated and volunteered in countless industry initiatives, Alternative Industry summits, forums and conferences for the last 16 years.

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