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Certified Investment Fund Director Programme: Applications Now Being Accepted for 2019

12 November 2018

The Certified Investment Fund Director Institute is inviting applications for the 2019 deliveries of its flagship Certified Investment Fund Director (CIFD) Programme.

Grounded in rigorous academic research but with an applied, practical approach, the CIFD Programme is a unique international programme which addresses investment fund governance in the context of the distinctive characteristics of investment funds/management companies versus other financial and non-financial organisations. Launched in January 2013, the CIFD Programme has to date been delivered in Dublin, London, New York and Zurich. 

In 2019 it will be delivering the programme in London in March 2019 and Dublin in October 2019.

While the programme is underpinned by the European regulatory and institutional framework for investment funds, the risk-based oversight framework presented and promoted throughout the programme can be implemented across jurisdictions. As such, while the programme will be of particular interest to asset managers/fund promoters with European domiciled funds (or those seeking to distribute funds in Europe), the governance philosophy and approach, as reflected in the risk-based framework is relevant to all regulated investment funds, regardless of jurisdiction.

A typical participant has circa 15-20+ years professional experience in the asset management / investment fund sector as either an:

  • investment manager, 
  • investment manager representative on fund boards 
  • independent non-executive director
  • institutional investor 
  • service provider to investment funds

Visit to gain a broader understanding of the objectives of the programme, the community of alumni and CIFD Institute’s work to date. If you and/or a colleague is interested in learning more about the CIFD Programme, please contact the Academic Director Margaret Cullen ( or the CIFD Institute Relationship Manager, Kate Walsh on

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