ICM132-Core Topics in Financial Regulation

Module Provider: ICMA Centre
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Summer term module
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Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Dr Anthony Moore

Email: t.moore@icmacentre.ac.uk

Summary module description:

This module draws upon scholarly insights and practitioner expertise in corporate law, history, psychology, politics and finance to consider the practical, philosophical and socio-economic aspects of financial regulation.


Aims:
This module aims to help students establish a good and general understanding of essential topics in the theory and practice of financial regulation.

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Outline content:
Drawing upon scholarly insights and practitioner expertise in corporate law, history, psychology, politics and finance, this module considers the practical, philosophical and socio-economic aspects of financial regulation. All aspects of financial regulation including conduct of business regulation, micro- and macro-prudential regulation as well as oversight of competition, governance, ethics and culture will be discussed. The module has a strong practical flavour and students will have the opportunity to reflect deeply upon essential topics such as regulatory rationales, approaches, remits, structures, styles, requirements, challenges and the appropriate tools and techniques to address different concerns. Students will develop a nuanced understanding of the differing styles, priorities and practices within different regulators, both domestic and international. Students will also develop a good understanding of the international financial architecture, global context and allied regulatory requirements. Study within this module will be animated by simulating realistic regulatory experiences using practical, topical examples, and by examining the evidence emerging from current and historical successes, failures and crises and their impact on stakeholders.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 20
Seminars 8
Guided independent study 172
       
Total hours by term 200.00
       
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 60
Written assignment including essay 40

Other information on summative assessment:

Formative assessment methods:
Henley weekend as per programme specification

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Length of examination:
2-hour closed book written examination

Requirements for a pass:
50% weighted average mark.

Reassessment arrangements:
By written examination only, as part of the overall examination arrangements for the MSc programme.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 31 March 2017

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