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Our Experts

Our Experts
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Experience and knowledge.

We only employ proven, top-performing traders and educators. With over 50 years experience, our team is one which is tried and tested in a trading and investing environment.

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.

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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.

Headshot of man smiling in a suit - Niall O Connor

Niall O’Connor – 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. 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.

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 Advanced Stock Investing.

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.

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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.