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Final Week to Apply: Funds Industry Part-Time Educational Programmes

23 September 2020

Irish Funds has a long-standing partnership with the IOB (Institute of Banking) to provide a range of programmes aimed specifically at those working in the investment funds industry. IOB is a recognised college of University College Dublin (UCD).

The closing dates are fast approaching for the programmes including:

  • Applied Alternative Investments
  • International Investment Fund Services
  • Complex Financial Instruments

Get details on all funds industry programmes available.

In addition to our funds programmes IOB has several new programmes in the Digital and Innovation area, such as Digital Transformation, Data and Analytics, Digital Risk Management and Sustainable Finance.

Professional Diploma in Applied Alternative Investments

This post-graduate qualification provides an opportunity for professionals to develop their expertise in the growing alternative assets market.

Get programme details.

Application closing date: 30 September 2020

Professional Certificate in International Investment Fund Services

This has been the industry benchmark qualification for over a decade and has been significantly refocused, updated and enhanced to reflect the many industry developments over recent years. It is a unique and specific programme designed to support the industry’s day-to-day activities.

Get programme details.

Closing date to register: 7 October 2020

Upon successful completion of this programme graduates will be invited to join the new Accredited Funds Professional Designation.

Professional Certificate in Complex Financial Instruments

This is a practical based programme for understanding and providing you with a strong comprehension of derivatives. Delivered over one semester, the key objective of the programme is to simplify the most common derivatives and explain their uses in a highly practical way.

Get programme details.

Closing date to register: 30 September 2020


If you would like any further information, please contact Margaret D’Arcy (, William Lawless ( or Liz Manley ( at IOB.

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