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:
Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Dr Antony Moore

Email: t.moore@icmacentre.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module is for students studying MSc in Financial Regulation (FCA) only. 


This module is intended to widen your appreciation of your role and to give a wide lens through which the world of financial regulation may evolve in the future.  

Assessable learning outcomes:

This module will address the following learning outcomes:? 

  • review a contemporaneous list of topics relevant to the practice of financial regulation 

  • critically reflect on how these topics may inform current and future practices 

  • evaluate how current and future practices could adapt to enhance your role 

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:

Taught content for this module will primarily be delivered through lectures and syndicated learning, which will take place at Henley Business School (Greenlands Campus, Henley over the residential weekend). Where appropriate materials and learning will also be shared through the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that is intended to facilitate and aid your learning journey within the MSc Programme 

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 10
Seminars 4
Guided independent study:      
    Wider reading (independent) 40
    Wider reading (directed) 20
    Advance preparation for classes 6
    Essay preparation 20
Total hours by term 0 100 0
Total hours for module 100

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

2,000 word coursework essay due in or after week 10 of the Spring term

Formative assessment methods:

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

Assessment requirements for a pass:
50% weighted average mark.

Reassessment arrangements:

By resubmission of coursework only, as part of the overall examination arrangements for the MSc programme

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 8 April 2019


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