The module critically assesses the operation and functioning of modern financial markets in bonds, equities and derivatives. It covers both the technical and legal side of the manner in which different financial instruments are now issued, held and traded. A key focus is the provision of custodial services, the clearing and settlement of these instruments and the modern legal frameworks that operate in this context as well as the regulatory principles that apply. Of particular significance are innovative trading techniques and their regulation.
Dr Ozlem Gurses
Learning and teaching methods vary but may include watching video content, engaging in discussion forums, taking part in live chat/webinar sessions, self-directed activities, doing quizzes or working through interactive content designed to stimulate your thoughts and help you to apply knowledge.
You will be expected to undertake approximately 20 hours of study per week which may typically be broken down as follows:
- Directed study - 2 (web content material including recorded video, text, graphics)
- Other activity - 2 (1 hour live seminar and 1 hour of discussion board)
- Self-directed learning and assessment work - 16 (including completing set tasks and reading, research, revision)
Module assessment - more information
A small percentage of your final module mark will be based on your participation in discussion forums, unless stated otherwise. The remaining percentage will typically be assessed by a 48-hour take-home exam.