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Regulation of International Capital Markets


This module is designed to contribute to your enhanced understanding of the ways in which governments and public authorities intervene in the operation of financial markets.

The module focuses on the principles of regulation of international financial markets and examines the public regulation of financial markets. Focus is on the relationship between central government, independent government agencies or international organisations on the one hand, and financial markets or market participants on the other.

Topics covered

  • Unit 1 Introduction to Financial Regulation
  • Unit 2 Central Banking and Banking Regulation
  • Unit 3 Introduction to International Capital Markets
  • Unit 4 Regulation of Primary Securities Markets in the United States
  • Unit 5 Financial Integration and Regulation of Primary Securities Markets in the European Union
  • Unit 6 International Regulation of Securities Firms
  • Unit 7 International Regulation of Secondary Securities Markets
  • Unit 8 Global Capital Markets and Development of International Rules


  • one three-hour unseen written examination (70%)
  • two tutor marked assignments (30%)