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Course Name Corporate Governance, Markets and Institutions
Course Code LAW 6744P
Course Credits 6.0
Pre/Anti-requisites Note this course is an anti-requisite with Boards of Directors (LAW 6735) and with Corporate Governance (LAW 6749)
Course Description

This course focuses on the structure and regulation of securities markets and the activities of certain market participants, including institutional investors. It begins with a discussion of the efficient capital market hypothesis and its application to Canadian capital markets and then explores the changing role of institutional investors (including mutual funds and pension funds). An important issue is whether securities regulatory requirements continue to be appropriate for their needs. Consideration is also given to the regulation of key market participants, including market intermediaries, stock exchanges and alternative trading systems, and to the advantages and disadvantages of regulation by self-regulatory organizations. Specific topics include: role of “catalyst” investors; insider reporting and early warning reporting by portfolio managers; markets: stock exchanges, bond markets and alternative trading systems; issues in market transparency; and the role of self-regulatory organizations.

Upcoming Offerings

Not currently scheduled

Specialization Securities Law
Status Elective
CPD Hours Eligible CPD Hours: LSUC (ON): 36.0 (3.0 Professionalism; 33.0 Substantive) Professional LLM courses may be eligible for CPD/MCLE credits in other Canadian jurisdictions. To inquire about credit eligibility, please email cpd@osgoode.yorku.ca
NCA Status N/A

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