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How to Protect Investors
Lessons from the EC and the UK

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Part of International Corporate Law and Financial Market Regulation

  • Author: Niamh Moloney, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Date Published: February 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521888707

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  • As governments around the world withdraw from welfare provision and promote long-term savings by households through the financial markets, the protection of retail investors has become critically important. Taking as a case study the wide-ranging EC investor-protection regime which now governs EC retail markets after an intense reform period, this critical, contextual and comparative examination of the nature of investor protection explores why the retail investor should be protected, whether retail investor engagement with the markets should be encouraged and how investor protection laws should be designed, particularly in light of the financial crisis. The book considers the implications of the EC's investor protection rules 'on the books' but also considers investor protection law and policy 'in action', drawing on experience from the UK retail market and in particular the Financial Services Authority's extensive retail market activities, including the recent Retail Distribution Review and the Treating Customers Fairly strategy.

    • Provides readers with a timely, critical and contextual assessment of retail investor protection law and policy at a time when careful consideration of the role of law in protecting investors is essential
    • Examines the harmonised EC regime for retail investor protection and its application in the UK, providing readers with a clear and timely assessment after a period of intense reform
    • Analysis of important current issues provides readers with a useful assessment of the challenges facing retail investor protection law and policy
    • Draws widely on empirical and international evidence, allowing readers to place recent EC and UK reform efforts in a practical and comparative context
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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521888707
    • length: 500 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 159 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.91kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Table of cases
    Table of treaties and legislation
    1. The retail investor and the EC
    2. Designing a retail investor protection regime
    3. Product regulation
    4. Investment advice and product distribution
    5. Disclosure
    6. The trading process
    7. Education and governance
    8. Supervision, enforcement and redress.

  • Author

    Niamh Moloney, London School of Economics and Political Science
    Niamh Moloney is a professor in the Law Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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