ICM139-Contemporary Advanced Topics in Finance for Regulators

Module Provider: ICMA Centre
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Ms Deepa Govindarajan Driver

Email: d.govindarajan@icmacentre.ac.uk

Summary module description:

This module is intended to encourage thought leadership and to engage students with cutting-edge topics in finance.

Assessable learning outcomes:

Additional outcomes:

Outline content:
This module will explore a contemporaneous list of topics built around Henley’s and invited guest scholars’ research and subject matter expertise and will draw upon the most current thinking and scholarship across the various strands of finance theory and practice. Although examples will of course change over the course of time, current examples of topics of interest include high frequency, trading, dark pools, approaches to cognition, choice in consumer products, real estate finance, pensions and international financial and regulatory trends.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 10
Seminars 4
Guided independent study 86
Total hours by term 100.00
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Other information on summative assessment:

Formative assessment methods:
Henley weekend as per programme specification.

Penalties for late submission:

In accordance with university policy
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:

Requirements for a pass:
50% weighted average mark.

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

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Last updated: 21 December 2016

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