Living with COVID: Investment Market & Irish Economic Outlook

Event Details

Free to members and non-members


Date and Time

Wed, 26 August 2020

08:00 - 09:00


Location

Online via Zoom

Event Details

Free to members and non-members


Date and Time

Wed, 26 August 2020

08:00 - 09:00


Location

Online via Zoom

Event details
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The global economy faces an extraordinary set of challenges in a new world which forces governments to constantly temper the reopening of economic activity, reducing unemployment and stimulating growth, while attempting to contain COVID’s spread. This presentation will look at how investment markets are adapting and pricing this new world of “living with COVID”, and will look at how the Irish economic outlook reflects this new reality.

This is a promotional event for the Professional Diploma in Applied Alternative Investment. The Professional Diploma in Applied Alternative Investments provides an opportunity for professionals working in international financial services to develop their expertise in the growing alternative assets market.

Increasingly, alternative assets which includes hedge funds, commodities, private equity, structured products and real asset investments such as infrastructure investments are becoming mainstream investments which are predicted to grow in allocations globally. The international investment fund industry faces the challenge of upskilling to meet this wave of new investment structures. Given the breadth of alternative assets the programme will appeal to professionals working in international financial services who want to develop expertise in alternative investments. It is critical for long term success that those who work in the industry understand how the move to alternatives demands a broader understanding of the investment landscape and the choice of asset type available to investors.


The programme taster session will be held over Zoom. Please ensure you have access to Zoom in advance of the event taking place. Zoom is available on all PCs, laptops, tablets and Apple or Android devices. The link to join the session will be emailed to registered members on the day of the event.

The registration will close once we reach capacity or at 3pm the day before the event.

1 CPD hour for;

  • QFA (relevant to Saving & Investment category only)

  • APA (relevant to Saving & Investment category only)

  • Grandfathers (relevant to Saving & Investment category only)

  • Registered Stockbroker (relevant to Saving & Investment category only)

  • Professional Banker

  • Accredited Funds Professional

  • LCOI

Kevin McConnell

Kevin, a Chartered Financial Analyst, is an external specialist consultant in the banking and investment sectors with over 25 years of experience in financial markets. Working with banks, regulators and investors in Credit, Capital, Stress Testing and Strategy, Kevin has experience in over a dozen regulatory jurisdictions across Europe, US and Emerging markets.

He has worked through a range of mid-tier to top tier M&A transactions providing stress testing/due diligence consultancy, and transaction advisory. He was a member of Committee on Collective Investment Governance (CCIG) of Central Bank of Ireland (2014) which supported the development of CP86.

He is currently a member of the Advisory Committee of the Certified Investment Fund Director Institute. He developed and delivers the post graduate programs in Alternative Assets at IOB (UCD), in Wealth Management in the Masters in Finance at Trinity College Dublin, and on the Certified Bank Director program in Ireland and UK.

Kevin is also deputy chair of the Irish platform one of the largest CLO originators in Europe and is chief executive of GEM Strategic, a specialist consultancy firm.

Kevin McConnell