My previous roles were working as an equity and as an options trader. I call this the “old fund management industry”. When working for good organisations, I had some nagging doubts. There was too much focus on potential returns. No one could tell me the exact risk that each portfolio carried. Too much time was spent trying to outguess the market which according to all empirical evidence is not a worthwhile action. I left the “old fund management industry” on the first day of the credit crunch when stock markets dived – no great foresight, just a coincidence – there will be many more ups and downs in the markets in our lifetimes.
There is a saying that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing and this is especially true for financial related matters. There are core principles which if understood can add tremendous value and have a huge impact on your life.
I am a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and received a scholarship while studying for these exams. I am also a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA). I am a member of CFA Ireland and the Life Insurance Association. I was educated in Belvedere College and I am a graduate of University College Dublin where I received a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters Degree in Financial Services.
Niamh oversees the paraplanning and the administration side of Northbridge and helps with plan implementation. Niamh also lectures Entrepreneurship in the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. Previously Niamh worked for 12 years in Adobe firstly as a Business Analyst and then as an Enablement Manager. Niamhs holds a Batchelors Degree in Business Studies from TCD, a Masters in Information Science from the University of Konstanz and Level 9 Training and Education qualification from Griffith College Dublin.
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