About Us

About Us
by Creativ3

The Institute of Investing & Financial Trading was founded in 2010 and continues to go from strength to strength. We believe in providing education to traders and investors, giving you a solid grounding on the key principles and disciplines, while setting you up for the best possible chance at success. We do no believe in the “get rich quick” promises and tactics touted across the internet. We believe in a process and that education of the financial markets is of the utmost importance.

On a weekly basis, we come across students who have previously fallen into these traps, only to lose thousands in the process. These “revolutionary” trading strategies and prophesies are nothing more than automated systems and people behind screens, waiting to take your money.

With the Institute of Investing & Financial Trading, you get direct, honest, practical tuition & knowledge on the best way for you to build the plan and strategy that’s right for your trading. Contact us here for more information today.

We understand the importance of delivering a range of accessible learning options. Our state of the art boardrooms deliver a hands on, practical experience while our on day courses facilitate those are tight on time but want to understand the markets better.

We run free monthly Trading and Investing Seminars in UCD and in our learning centre on Baggot Street. These evenings are highly engaging and allow you to ask questions about our education and services as well as learning some useful market hints and tips.

Are you looking for an insight into the financial markets? Or are you thinking of the bigger picture and looking for long-term investing education? The IIFT Signals Service offers you a unique insight into the markets with over 60 years experience backing our methods.

Guaranteed Expertise

Peter McKenna – Chairman

IIFT is thrilled to have a person with the breadth of commercial, marketing and communications skills as Peter to help steer the company forward. He is Stadium & Commercial Director for the GAA and his many accomplishments include running Smurfit Publications and winning Marketer of the Year 2013.

[email protected]

Colin Gregan – Managing Director

Colin began his career in Marshall’s, the world’s biggest FX brokerage. He traded the US $ and Irish pound deposit book at Citibank Dublin. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UCD and specialised in trading the S&P 500, Currencies, Oil and Gold in the past. Before that, Colin managed his own business on the Finex.

Colin also helped develop Nymex and at one point his company, Fitzwilliam Currency Brokers, were Ireland’s leading wholesale money broking company.

[email protected]

Peter Brown – Head Of Education

The epitome of the professional markets trader, Peter has run trading desks in Europe including at Barclays Bank – dealing runs in his veins. He loves imparting his markets and trading knowledge to retail investors and traders. Few media commentators can match the directness and clarity of his views.

[email protected]

Tony Fitzpatrick – Finance

Somebody has to make the numbers work and Tony is your consummate and professional accountant. Tony has been immersed in the markets for over 20 years working in areas of finance and compliance in Stockbroking and Treasury Money broking firms.

[email protected]

Niall O’Connor – Resident Analyst & Lecturer

Niall is a 2010 alumnus, employee and in-house analyst at the IIFT. Niall’s qualifications include Risk, Financial & Quantitative Analysis from DBS along with holding Engineering Degrees in both Robotics and Manufacturing Engineering from the DIT. He was also awarded a 1st Class Honours for his Thesis from visiting Head of Engineering & Cognitive Sciences at M.I.T. Boston.

Niall has brought invaluable skills & experience to instill solid risk management methodologies and has combined this with nearly a decade of chart analysis to achieve a high degree of efficiency from low-level market exposure.

[email protected] 

David Flynn – Advanced Stock Investing

David is a seasoned trader and portfolio manager with over 23 years experience in the financial services industry. Starting out at the Chicago Board of Trade in 1993, he progressed to trading for a boutique hedge fund. David subsequently moved to Dublin with Geneva Trading in July 2000 and has since worked with major firms such as Fortis Bank and more recently Brevan Howard and Merrion Stockbrokers. He lectures on IIFT’s Advanced Stock Investing and Seasonality courses.

[email protected]

Karl Deeter – Investing In Property 

Karl is one of Ireland’s foremost property experts who features regularly on Irish radio and TV and writes extensively in The Sun and the Sunday Business Post. Karl’s is one of the founders of Irish Mortgage Brokers who provide mortgage and property advice. Karl has worked in the property and mortgage industry for many years and lectures on the property module of IIFT’s investment courses.

[email protected]


Cormac Farrell – Pensions & Retirement Planning

With over 20 years experience in the Life Assurance, Pension, Mortgage and Investment industry, Cormac is an industry practitioner with his own financial planning firm. Cormac opens up the pension industry to students and gives valuable insights to hidden charging structures and where exactly your money goes in a pension. Cormac lectures on the Pensions and Retirement Planning modules of the IIFT Investing courses.

[email protected]

Do you need more information? If so, we'd be happy to help. Please call 01 6644 034

Contributors To The Following