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Dermot Hardy

Dermot is an economist who spent a 30-year career in the financial services in Dublin before moving into a more academic and training focussed role.

He has worked as a bond and portfolio manager with ICC Fund Management, an economist and treasury consultant with FTI Treasury, he was Head of Banking at Bankgesellschaft Berlin (Ireland) plc and Head of Treasury at Aareal Bank AG Dublin Branch.

Always looking to improve himself, Dermot has in recent years completed an Introduction to Digital Currencies from the University of Nicosia and an Advanced Certificate in Management Practice (Entrepreneurship) from Ulster University Business School.

Currently, Dermot lectures and teaches across a wide variety of courses and institutions. He brings a keen sense of curiosity and uses a blend of academic theory and practical examples to ensure that the students get a good grasp of the topic and can immediately relate it to real-life situations.

  • He currently lectures in:
  • Smurfit Graduate Business School, University College Dublin on the MSc in Finance,
  • Dublin City University Business School on the MSc. in Investment Treasury and Banking and the BSc in Aviation Management,
  • Ulster University Business School/Irish Times Training on the Postgraduate Certificate in Global Capital Markets,
  • Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology in the School of Business and Humanities on Enterprise Finance,
  • Portobello Institute on the MSc. Workplace and Facilities Management.

In the past, he has lectured in Trinity College Business School on the MSc. in Finance.

Dermot specialises in finance, capital markets and risk management topics with a particular focus on the financial services, structured finance and aircraft financing sectors.

He has also developed and delivered training courses and talks for individual companies and industry groups on understanding economics/financial markets, regulation, securitisation and corporate treasury.

He is an active member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and was awarded the ACT Mentor of the Year for 2017.

He continues to mentor, most recently with Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workshop and was involved in their 2020 Mentor Clinic with students from the Certificate in Creative Thinking, Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme. He also sat on the judging panel for student presentations on solutions to their host companies project briefs.

Over the years he has built up an extensive network of contacts across both the private and public sectors in Ireland. He was a member of the IFSC Banking & Treasury Committee, a sub-committee of the Clearing House Group under the auspices of the Department of An Taoiseach from 2007 to 2013. He was also Chairman of the BPFI Treasury Industry Working Group and the BPFI Securitisation Working Groups from 2016 to 2017 and was a member of the FSI International Finance Forum from 2014 – 2017.

He was a founding member of the Irish Securitisation Forum (ISF) in 2005 and was the Chair of the Investor and Issuer Sub-Group. In 2015 he was also a founding member of the Irish Securitisation Working Group (ISWG) and instrumental in ensuring that the group provided a “whole” industry input into the Securitisation Regulation consultation process with the European Commission.

His knowledge of the practicalities of the capital markets and understanding of regulation and its business impact has secured him work with industry bodies to lead and write their responses to regulatory consultations with bodies such as the European Commission, EBA and ESMA.

He has written articles for finance journals on the subject of securitisation . He has also been a panellist and presenter at capital markets, securitisation and financial centres conferences both in Dublin and internationally.

He is a native of Dublin.