Irina Bevza completed her undergraduate at St-Petersburg State University in Russia. Later she moved to China where she studied MA in Financial Engineering at Xiamen University. After this Mrs. Bevza moved to Hong Kong where she worked for five years as a stock analyst. Recently Mrs. Bevza relocated to Dublin where she has been employed as a portfolio manager. She started a part-time PhD in September 2019 focusing on the impact of passive investing on corporate governance.