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Investing Programme


The Institute of Investing & Financial Investment Programme is designed for those looking to broaden their financial horizons with modern and practical education. IIFT’s Investing Programme gives you a foundation of understanding and knowledge upon entry into the markets. With accredited CPD hours (IOB + LIA), our 4 week Investing Programme provides you with a blend theory and practical trading education. Industry experts Peter Brown, David Flynn and many more have created this course; you know the education you are receiving is from people at the top of their industries.

Upon graduation of our Investing Programme, you will be in a position to make money from the markets while you will also have a professional accreditation which will aid your future career progress. Please see our modules below.


Week 1

An Inside View of The Financial Markets – Peter Brown

• Course overview and framework
• How the financial markets work
• How big players influence the markets
• What determines price movement
• Risk and reward management for investors
• The effect of the low interest rate environment
• Accessing euro versus non euro assets
• Assessing hidden risks in investment products
• Making money in the markets

Risk Assessment and Asset Classes – Peter Brown

• Risk Assessment
• Bonds – higher yielding alternatives for investors
• ETFs or exchange traded funds – what are they?
• Structured Bonds – prospects for success in this environment, costs and risks.
• Managed Funds – the good the bad and the ugly.
• Peer to peer lending
• Invoice Trading

Week 2

Property Investing – Karl Deeter

• Property as an investment
• Property versus other investments
• What factors affect property investing?
• Ways of evaluating a property investment
• Valuing property as an investment
• Historical performance and cyclicality
• Leverage
• Taxation
• Regulation
• Summary

The Pension Market and Pension Management – Cormac Farrell

• What is really happening in the Pension market
• What are smart people doing
• Self-directed pensions
• Better pension performance
• Charges and penalties
• Allocation rates


Week 3

Fundamental Analysis of Shares / The Role of News – David Flynn

• The various stock markets and sectors
• How to evaluate companies
• Rules for buy trades
• Rules for short trades
• Common mistakes investors make
• How to maximise your profits
• Interpreting news and benefiting from it
• Assessing the macro economic cycles
• Some further reading

Week 4

Modern Tools & Techniques (Evolution of The Investor) – Niall O’ Connor

• Traditional vs Modern Investing Services
• Buying Shares Online
• Financial Spreadbetting
• CFDs
• Platform Technology
• Market Analysis
• Technical Analysis For Investors
• Types Of Charts
• Technical Indicators
• Reading The Charts & Finding An Edge

Course Review

Developing Your Action Plan 

• Key Informational Documents
• Financial Planning
• Develop Your Personal investment Action Plan
• Portfolio Construction
• IIFT Support


If you require further information about our courses, please do not hesitate in contacting Colin, Managing Director of IIFT.

Colin Gregan,
Managing Director, IIFT
01 66 44 034