It is a case of business as usual when it comes to the suite of accredited programmes for funds and international financial services and the following programmes continue to be offered on an online basis.
Professional Certificate in Complex Financial Instruments
Professional Certificate in International Investment Funds
Professional Diploma in Applied Alternative Investments
Professional Certificate for Designated Persons in a Fund Management Company
A new NFQ Level 9 programme is due to launch in the next academic year. This one module programme will focus on the role of Designated Persons within Irish Fund Management Companies.
The Central Bank of Ireland requires that a Fund Management Company or self-managed fund (“Fund ManCo”), which delegates activities, must appoint a number of Designated Persons to carry out prescribed managerial functions. Designated Persons (DPs) are the individuals who are responsible for monitoring and overseeing the managerial function assigned to them. DP roles are Pre-Approval Controlled Functions (PCFs) under the Central Bank’s Fitness and Probity regime.
IOB Learn includes a suite of micro learnings for IOB members, including Accredited Funds Professionals. These micros are short pieces of learnings up to an hour, on topics that are of interest and important to the industry. Articles which are relevant to the industry are also provided on IOB Learn.