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Funds Industry Educational Programmes

Irish Funds partners with the Institute of Banking to provide practical, relevant and flexible university programmes, specifically designed for those who work in the funds industry.

All programmes are part-time and designed for those who are working and studying. Those who participate can benefit from the relevance, range and flexibility of the programmes while studying at their own pace.

The Institute is a recognised college of University College Dublin (UCD) and successful participants will receive their academic awards from UCD. A UCD qualification is internationally recognised and portable.

For further information on the programmes contact the Programme Director Laura Brouder at laura.brouder@iob.ie.

Professional Certificate in International Investment Fund Services

The Professional Certificate in International Investment Fund Services is a unique and specifically-designed programme to support the funds industry.

The programme will be of interest and particular relevance to those working, and those seeking to work, in the funds industry. This three module programme aims to introduce, discuss and describe the investment fund from its inception through to termination. It will detail the functions and parties to a fund, the roles, responsibilities and activities of all the parties to a fund and how each interacts with each other.

View programme details.

Professional Certificate in Investment Fund Services Risk Management (Operational Risk, Conduct Risk and Risk Culture)

This Professional Certificate was designed in conjunction with operational risk professionals working in funds. It is the benchmark risk management qualification for the investment fund servicing industry.

The programme is designed to provide a deep, practical understanding of the key operational risks, conduct risks and risk culture facing investment fund services professionals, with the aim of improving business performance. Graduates will also be will also be awarded the globally recognised PRMIA Operational Risk Manager Certificate. PRMIA is globally recognised as a leading educator of risk management professionals and is active in nearly every major financial centre worldwide.

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Professional Diploma in Applied Alternative Investments

The Professional Diploma in Applied Alternative Investments is an opportunity for professionals working in the funds industry to develop their expertise in the growing alternative assets market.

This postgraduate programme is aimed at professionals seeking specific knowledge, insights and skills in alternative investments which can be immediately applied in the day-to-day working environment.

View programme details.

Certified Investment Fund Director Programme

The Certified Investment Fund Director (CIFD) Programme was launched in Dublin in 2013 and has been delivered to date in Dublin, London and Zurich. In October 2017 the programme will be delivered for the first time in New York and will also to be returning to Zurich in November 2017 and London in March 2018. 

The programme is delivered in a blended format, complementing one face-to-face block of lectures over five consecutive days, with intensive reading, webinars, and self-directed learning. This programme is designed for all investment fund directors (or those with extensive management or funds experience who aspire to become investment fund directors), including those operating in director/senior management positions with both fund promoter and service provider organisations.

View the CIFD programme brochure. For more information on this programme, visit www.cifdi.org or contact Admissions and Relationship Manager Eva Kiss at ekiss@cifdi.org

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