Course Details

In this course Cormac Lucey covers the following topics;


  • Where do investment markets stand now that interest rates have risen so strongly?
  • After interest rates fell between 1980 and 2020 (triggering rising asset prices), are we now in an era of rising interest rates and would that put asset prices under pressure?
  • When asset values are so high, is there anywhere safe to invest?
  • What are the most likely scenarios to unfold over the next 2-5 years?



This course will be of most interest to finance professionals working within SMEs and their professional advisers who wish to remain up to date on the corporate finance environment facing them, including:


  • Practising accountants who are advising clients on corporate finance matters
  • Accountants who are trusted advisors to the family business
  • Accountants in business who wish to get up to speed on corporate finance topics
  • Advisors who wish to gain fresh ideas for finance options and company valuations  

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CPD Course Speaker

Finance Lecturer & Economics Columnist

Cormac Lucey

Cormac Lucey teaches finance, at post-graduate level, at the IMI, UCD, TCD and Chartered Accountants Ireland.

He is also a commentator on economic and current affairs both on broadcast media and through his weekly columns with The Sunday Times (Irish edition) and The Times (Ireland).

And he is chairman of the Hibernia Forum, an independent think-tank which promotes the free market, individual liberty and responsible and prudent government.

He served as a special adviser to Michael McDowell when he was Tánaiste (Irish deputy prime minister) between 2002 and 2007. Cormac previously worked both in industry and in corporate finance in both Ireland and Germany.