What to expect from our investing courses
Becoming a good investor is a lifelong journey. By definition, there will be ups and downs. Equally, it is never too early or too late to begin or advance your investing education.
IIFT’s investing courses are a must for people who feel they don’t really know how to go about getting a good return on their money. Who should I talk to? Who can I trust with my money? How can I take an active role in investing? Should I buy shares? Should I be in other things like property or bonds or funds? How do I minimise risk? How do I build an investment plan suitable for my needs?
With interest rates so low, people now realise that earning 1% or 2% gross on their savings and deposits is simply not good enough.
Our investing courses will open your eyes to lots of different ways to go about growing your capital & finances using modern tools and platforms, tax-efficient methodologies and lower cost financial services providers.
You can attend in person (in Dublin) or attend one of our regional courses held every 3 months.
If you are a complete beginner and new to investing, we recommend starting with the Investing Fundamentals course.
No matter what type of investing you want to do, IIFT will provide you with a comprehensive blend of face to face training, professional expertise and ongoing support in your journey to making money from the markets.
Peter Brown – Head of Education
“Our goal is to teach you the basics of investing and protect in your foray into trading and investing as a means of income”
Our CPD Accredited Investing Programmes
Our Investing Programme is tailored for those with an understanding of the markets. Our objective is to give you the knowledge and confidence needed to grow your finances.
Our Investing Fundamentals course affords students at a beginners investing level the opportunity to gain an understanding of the markets.
Here’s what some of our students have said
“Excellent – A must for anyone interested in their future financial well-being. Very Happy I invested in it. Recommended to numerous friends/family.”
Michael Whelan, Kildare
“Found the course hugely informative. Covered a lot of topics – great to get views from people who know what they’re talking about. Surpassed my expectations.”
Peter Kearney, Dublin
“Very good course. Great overall view and helpful for focusing the mind on what is important.”
Michele Glynn, Dublin
Meet Your Course Instructors
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.
Niall O’Connor – Lecturer & Support
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.
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.
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.
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.
David Flynn – Advanced Stock Picking & Pensions
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 One Day Stock Picking course and gives weekly insights into the US markets through our member’s only commentary group.