IOB Funds Programmes to Propel Your Career - Closing Dates Approaching

Thursday, 20 January 2022

IOB Funds Programmes to Propel Your Career - Closing Dates Approaching

Irish Funds has a long-standing partnership with the IOB to provide a range of programmes aimed specifically at those working in the investment funds and asset management industry. IOB is a recognised college of University College Dublin (UCD). The closing date on Friday, 4 February is fast approaching for application to the programmes below.

  • Professional Certificate in International Investment Fund Services - This is the benchmark programme for those working in the funds and asset management industry in Ireland. Delivered in association with Irish Funds, it is the acknowledged qualification for the industry. On successful completion of the programme, candidates will have the opportunity to obtain the new Accredited Funds Professional (AFP) designation. View programme brochure.

  • Professional Certificate in Complex Financial Instruments - This programme is designed for those working in the international financial services area who require a good working knowledge of the characteristics of derivative products and complex financial instruments. The use of complex financial instruments in investment fund strategies has seen a huge increase over the past five years. Many alternative fund strategies seek to generate returns from asset classes solely created from derivative structures, such as the use of Total Return Swaps or Credit Default Swaps for long-short strategies in equities or bonds. View programme brochure.

  • Professional Diploma in Applied Alternative Investments - Increasingly, alternative assets - hedge funds, commodities, private equity, structured products and real asset investments such as infrastructure investments - are becoming mainstream investments which are predicted to grow. This programme provides an opportunity for professionals working in international financial services to develop their expertise in this area. View programme brochure.

  • Professional Certificate for Designated Persons in a Fund Management Company – This programme was introduced to support the development of individuals in Designated Person roles, or those who aspire to these roles. It is also relevant to individuals who support Designated Persons and to other professionals in Fund Management Companies. DP roles are Pre-Approval Controlled Functions (PCFs) under the Central Bank’s Fitness and Probity regime. View programme brochure.

All programmes are accredited by UCD. They are delivered part-time and online and with the needs of working professionals in mind. For further information, please contact William Lawless at