Securities Regulations

CourseL-501-VIFJ
Semester5
ETCS8
CoreYes

Year3. year
Semester
Level of course1. First cycle, introductory
Type of courseCore
PrerequisitesNo prerequisites.
ScheduleFive lectures per week
Lecturer
No lecturer found.
Content
During the course the parties and institutions which are involved on the financial markets will be introduced. Rights and obligations of financial institutions providing securities services will be explored. In addition rules and regulations on initial public offerings and due diligence studies, public listing of securities on a stock exchange, take-over bids, insider trading, market abuse and rules on surveillance of parties and operations on the securities market will be presented and discussed in detail. The course will cover the evolution of Icelandic law relating to the subject and its connection to EEA-regulation. The rules and requirements for financial establishments regarding investor protection and internal control systems will be one of the focus points.
Learning outcome - Objectives
On completion of the course students should: - have obtained an overview of the rules that apply to securities transactions and the operations of organized securities markets. – Understand how the capital market works. – Know the main establishments and key players in the capital market and understand their role. – Know which rules apply to these market exchanges and their connections to other legislation.
Course assessment
Final examination (60%), a practical assignment (40 %)
Reading material
No reading material found.
Teaching and learning activities
Lectures and discussions.
Language of instructionNo language found.