by Tony Fitzpatrick

Since 2010 we have provided excellence in Financial Markets Training and Education to thousands of students across Ireland.

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A comprehensive overview of Investing

Understanding the Financial Markets

How to invest- What to Invest in- When to Invest

Learn how to actively trade the financial markets.

Delivered by Veteran trader Colin Gregan.

You will learn what it takes to be a successful trader.

Course includes One to One Mentoring


IG is a global leader in online spread betting with over 300,000 active traders.

Trade live on up to 17,000 markets or learn and experience trading on the IG Demo platform.

Get up to the minute high value specific markets commentary. What is going on. What markets will move. Why and when. Timely information for Investors and Traders

Take your trading skills to the next level and build on the Diploma in Trading.

Explore this five module course designed to delve deep into advanced trading techniques

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    One to one Online Live Education and Trading assistance

    Ideal for getting back your mojo.

    All your questions answered

    At a time that suits you

    IIFT Managing Director, Colin Gregan appearing on RTE Six One News on 13th December.
    Colin was being interviewed about the collapse of the FTX Crypto Exchange.

    Since 2010, the Institute of Investing and Financial Trading has provided excellence in Financial Markets Training and Education. We teach prospective Investors and traders the skills, techniques and methods which professional traders and fund managers use. You will gain an extensive knowledge of the financial markets and we will educate you on how to invest and protect your capital.
    All our courses are LIVE, not pre recorded, so you get a market perspective that is current and relevant. You meet your lecturers face to face, ask questions and get answers. You are also supported by our team of experts in the IIFT throughout your financial markets journey.

    Experience and knowledge counts.

    We only employ proven, top-performing traders and educators. With over 100 years combined experience, our team is the best you’ll find anywhere. All our educators are market practitioner with a wealth of experience and bring you tried and tested trading & investing techniques.

    Meet our Experts

    Colin Gregan – Managing Director

    Colin owned and managed Fitzwilliam Currency Brokers in the 70s 80s and 90s. The business was a very successful wholesale inter bank money broker, specialising in foreign exchange and interest rate derivatives. He managed a FX Futures Trading business on the Finex Futures Exchange and also traded oil on the Nymex floor.

    He has numerous years’ experience day trading the S&P500 index of US stocks and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from UCD. As Managing Director at IIFT – He is always available to mentor and assist IIFT Alumni in their Financial Markets Trading and Investing journey.

    Derek Ryan – Pensions Expert

    Derek is Head of Retirement Asset Services in Smith & Williamson where he acts as Pensioneer Trustee to over 100 company pension schemes, giving him a wide understanding of many different business situations.

    Derek is an Associate of the Irish Institute of Pension Managers and a fellow of the Pensions Management Institute in the UK. He is approved as a pensioner trustee and is experienced in structuring bespoke approved retirement schemes.

    Tony Fitzpatrick

    Tony Fitzpatrick – Financial Expert

    Tony is an accountant and Qualified Financial Adviser.

    Tony has spent his career in Financial Services working in Stockbroking, Moneybroking and Investment Advisory firms. His expertise is in equities, corporate finance, financial markets regulation and risk management.

    Tony has been with IIFT since its inception and involved in course design for many years. He has an in-depth knowledge of all matters Finance.

    Ian Murphy – Professional Trader

    Ian studied various aspects of trading with leading American industry professionals, including psychology with Dr. Alexander Elder and technical analysis with Kerry Lovvorn. Ian is now a financial trading consultant based in Limerick. He specializes in international equities and futures using trend-following, swing-trading and day-trading strategies.

    His book, Way of the Trader – A Complete Guide to the Art of Financial Trading has been published in the US, UK, India and China. Ian has presented at trading workshops in the UK, Ireland and The Netherlands. He is also a regular contributor on the MoneyShow® and TradersExpo® in the USA.

    Julie Austin & Mary Courtney

    Julie Austin & Mary Courtney are a team of Independent Social Workers who together present the IIFT Fair Deal Course.

    Julie and Mary have extensive backgrounds in Medical Social Work, predominantly working with Older Persons. They have also more recently worked in the Private Nursing Home Sector & have a particular interest in the Nursing Home Support Scheme.

    Martin O’Sullivan – Bonds Expert

    Martin is a Senior Portfolio Manager with Cantor Fitzgerald, one of the worlds largest stockbrokers.

    Martin has worked in the financial services business for over 30 years with a number of the major domestic & international financial services firms, specialising in the bond markets.

    He holds a B.A (Eco) and M.B.S in Finance and is a member of the Certified Financial Analyst (C.F.A).

    About IIFT

    The Institute of Investing & Financial Trading (IIFT) is located on 26 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2 and provides students with education about the financial markets in a classroom setting since 2010.

    We provide those interested in trading and investing with an understanding of the financial markets. Our advanced courses are for those interested in becoming active traders/investors.

    What you will learn

    We offer you a hands on introduction and insight into the world of trading and investing. Our team of experts are veterans in day trading and investing, with an in depth knowledge of the financial markets. They are on hand to educate you as you embark upon your financial market journey.

    Our goal is to draw upon research and experience to deliver you a unique and beneficial insight into trading and investing.

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    “This course has opened up a whole new world to me. being given the knowledge & tools to engage in financial trading without being intimidated, and the opportunity to financially benefit from same.”

    Thomas Kelly — Dublin

    “The day was great. Always been interested in financial trading and I saw how good modern platforms and systems are. It’s clear how easy it is to trade from your own home and Peter’s knowledge of good and bad markets to trade is brilliant.”

    Don Morrissey – Dublin

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    “I enjoyed Peter’s macro view on the economics around the world and what impact it has on the stock markets. Niall’s technical analysis on how to trade was easy to follow and understand, something I was looking for when I started the course.”

    Mick Farrell – Longford

    Frequently Asked Questions

    These are just some of the most common questions we get asked. For anything else, please contact us – we would be delighted to help.

    What kind of education do you offer?

    The Institute of Investing & Financial Trading provides training and education in the financial markets, with an emphasis placed on a classroom learning experience. 

    Who are your courses for?

    Our courses are designed for both novice and experienced stock enthusiasts. Our Diploma in Trading is for those looking to gain an understanding of trading. Our Investor Programme is for those who are acquainted with the markets, but looking to gain extra knowledge. All our courses are accredited for CPD hours (IOB + LIA)

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