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BTX5180

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield Winter semester 2010 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Paul Latimer

Synopsis

A study of some of the laws regulating securities and financial markets from the policy perspective of what they are trying to achieve. The unit opens with the economic, legal and constitutional framework. Topics include the role of the market regulator; what is a 'security'; aspects of securities regulation legislation; relevant trade practices law; licensing; computerisation; internationalisation.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • define the purposes and scope of the regulation of financial markets
  • analyse the economic, legal and constitutional framework of financial services
  • critically evaluate the co-regulatory roles of ASIC and ASX
  • evaluate the impact of competition law, computerisation and internationalisation on the financial services sectors.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination (2.5 hours): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Paul Latimer

Contact hours

One 2.5 hour session per week

Prohibitions

BTX4180