Diploma in Investing Online

Accredited for CPD hours with IOB, LIA


From the comfort of your own home, or elsewhere, you can now do the IIFT’s Diploma in Investing.

It will transform your investing skills, outlook and confidence.

Here’s how it works:
• A camera in the lecture theatre records each lecture and you watch it directly on your laptop or desktop
• The lecturer talks to you and the people in the theatre
• You can see the lecture slides on your monitor alongside your speaking lecturer
• Presenters are trained to ensure that you feel very involved and you can ask questions during each session and interact with all presenters
• If you miss a lecture, you can view it later at a time that suits you
Content of the Diploma is summarized below and we look forward to welcoming you online to a course that we believe will help you to a new level of investing excellence.

Course Content

An inside view of financial markets – Peter Brown

• Course overview and framework
• How the financial markets work
• How big players influence the markets
• What determines price movement
• Risk and reward management for investors
• The effect of the low interest rate environment
• Accessing euro versus non euro assets
• Assessing hidden risks in investment products
• Making money in the markets

Risk Assesment and Asset Classes – Peter Brown

• Risk Assesment
• Bonds – higher yielding alternatives for investors
• ETFs or exchange traded funds – what are they?
• Structured Bonds – prospects for success in this environment, costs and risks.
• Managed Funds – the good the bad and the ugly.
• Peer to peer lending
• Invoice Trading

Modern tools and Techniques – Niall O’Connor

• Platforms and techniques
• Buying shares on line
• ETFs on-line
• Financial spread betting
• CFDs
• Options – a simple overview
• Engaging a broker – advisory or non-advisory
• Tools
• Technical analysis for investors
• Useful information sources

Shares-Fundamental Analysis / The Role of News – David Flynn

• The various stock markets and sectors
• How to evaluate companies
• Rules for buy trades
• Rules for short trades
• Common mistakes investors make
• How to maximise your profits
• Interpreting news and benefiting from it
• Assessing the macro economic cycles
• Some further reading

Property Investing – Karl Deeter

• Property as an investment
• Property versus other investments
• What factors affect property investing?
• Ways of evaluating a property investment
• Valuing property as an investment
• Historical performance and cyclicality
• Leverage
• Taxation
• Regulation
• Summary

The Pension Market and Pension Management – Cormac Farrell

• What is really happening in the Pension market
• What are smart people doing
• Self-directed pensions
• Better pension performance
• Charges and penalties
• Allocation rates

Course Review and developing your action plan – Peter Brown

• Financial Planning
• Develop your personal investment action plan
• Portfolio Construction
• How to access IIFT support

Upcoming Courses – Online
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Here is what people are saying about the course…
“Very good course. Useful for both novices and people who want greater depth – the course gave illustrative solutions across a diverse range of products.”
Paul Murphy, IFSC, Dublin.