Our Mission & History

Our Mission

Making career-related education accessible around the globe

Our mission is to blend academic and practical teaching with active networking to bring the best career-related education to anyone with online access.

In the last 5 years we have brought the world-leading Henley Executive Hedge Fund Program from a single in-person course to a global, online community of hundreds of alumni, instructors and industry members.

Professionals around the world have been able to advance their careers through a combination of practical content and face-to-face networking. Our students include staff from leading companies such as Accenture, Bank of America, BNP Paribas, BNY Mellon, Bloomberg, Citigroup, CQS, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Harneys, Morgan Stanley, EY, JP Morgan, Point 72, Refinitiv, Rokos Capital, SS&C, Walkers, Wells Fargo and more.

Our Story


Steve & Anna are running a Hedge Fund Administration business in Hong Kong. They recognize the need for practical, broad-based knowledge in the Hedge Fund industry and create a program to reskill industry professionals in cooperation with Henley Business School, where Lisa is working.  The six-month, blended-learning Henley Executive Hedge Fund Program is born, and the network begins.


The IPI company is launched in mid-2016 and the program spreads from Hong Kong to Singapore.


Building on its success, the first Tokyo cohort begins and the Japanese language Hedge Fund Primer is also launched.


The firm goes intercontinental! New York’s first cohort starts and Crypto courses are developed in Asia.


The HEHFP comes to London for a Spring offering, and by late summer is being transformed into a fully online, globally-accessible course. Global industry experts record video lectures, and the first online-only students sign up.


We add the biweekly Speaker Series of webinars and are fully ready to carry on through global lockdowns. Our first online students get their certificates!

We're excited to welcome Paul Smith, previously President of the CFA Institute, to join our Advisory Board and become an investor.


We launch the IPI Career Network to bring the benefits of IPI's networking expertise to more professionals around the world. The IPICN is open to all and features regular webinars - live and recorded - a Jobs Board, mentoring and more.