Funds by IOB is delighted to announce the launch of a new Professional Certificate in Capital Markets, Investments and Funds. This postgraduate Level 9 qualification is a one module programme delivered in a single trimester, bringing together all the major areas of requisite knowledge required for portfolio and risk management processes within the funds and investment environment.
Commenting on the launch of the new course, Margaret D’arcy, Director of Financial Services, Funds and Wealth Planning Education with IOB, said “We are excited to add this new programme to our education portfolio for professionals working in the funds industry. The Professional Certificate will deepen students’ knowledge of the performance drivers of capital markets and of capital market products, the settlement and trade life cycles, regulations, and the importance of risk management and operational robustness in the fund management sector.”
The programme is targeted at the fund management industry, bringing together all the major areas of requisite knowledge required for portfolio and risk management processes within the funds and investment environment. It is designed for:
Capital Markets and Banking specialists
Equity and Debt Raising professionals
Corporate Finance advisers
Asset managers and fund service providers
Accountants, lawyers and other professionals who provide advice in the areas of capital markets, investment and funds
Those involved in wealth management and advice
Internal Audit staff who assess investment and risk processes
Fund Managers / Fund Promoters
Financial control staff with responsibility for budget setting, capital allocation, financial performance evaluation and financial/regulatory reporting.
The programme will be delivered by Kevin McConnell. a Chartered Financial Analyst and 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.
Registration is now open for the Professional Certificate in Capital Markets, Investments and Funds. Visit the programme webpage for more information or to register your place.