Winter 2016 update



Congratulations to our 2016 graduates


We look forward to our conferring ceremonies every year and to seeing our graduates celebrate with their family and friends. 


See photos and read more about our two recent graduations here



We have a CPD competition winner!


Congratulations to Sinead McIndoe who completed 12 CPD hours by the end of September and won a shiny new iPad in time for all that Christmas shopping. Or more CPD studying!

Read more here



QFA: a member's reflection ten years on


On 1 January 2017 it will be 10 years since the Central Bank implemented the Minimum Competency Requirements (later Minimum Competency Code). Lecturer Caitriona McCarthy, reflects on the designation and her own experience as a QFA holder today.

Read more here



Data protection reform 2018


In 18 months' time the EU General Data Protection Regulation will apply to almost every data processing operation. Denis Kelleher, module co-ordinator and lecturer for the Professional Certificate in Data Protection, gives us a heads up about the new regulation and what it will mean for us.

Read more about the reform here



From the archives: 1916…


Our last look at life in the Institute - and in Ireland - in 1916 is drawn from the report presented at the Institute's AGM for 1916 (held in November 1917). At this time America had just entered the war in Europe, there had been a revolution in Russia and lady members were causing disquiet by doing better than their gentleman colleagues in exams.

Read the article here



Are you planning to be more effective in 2017?


Stephen Covey's book 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People' is a classic guide to be more effective in every aspect of your life.


Watch a quick summary of the key points to get you prepared for the year ahead.


Watch the clip here




Meet a member - Manuel Cornejo…


Manuel is one of our newest members of the Institute. With his career to date in corporate and investment banking, he is currently studying for the Professional Diploma in Financial Advice, aiming to achieve his QFA designation. When not studying, Manuel likes to play sport and is an award-winning tag rugby player. Not much time for that desert island hammock then Manuel!

Meet Manuel here



… now meet a member of our team


Meet Manuela, the Mary Berry of the Institute. When she's not making fantastic cakes for her family - and us, if we're lucky - to enjoy, Manuela looks after all of you as CPD Manager. It's no surprise her dinner party guests include the Bake Off gang. But ever practical, Manuela is also going to invite the Hairy Bikers along .... to make the dinner!

Meet Manuela here