An Introduction to the Law on Financial Investment

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This book provides a wide-ranging overview of the law and regulatory rules applicable to investment in financial instruments. Part 1 introduces the basic principles and structure of the law relating to financial investment. It explains the legal nature of financial instruments, the rationale for regulation and the history and development of the system of regulation in the United Kingdom. It includes an analysis of the main principles and regulatory techniques introduced by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Part 2 examines investments and investors, explaining the legal nature and structure of the main forms of financial investment and examining the legal principles and regulatory rules that are relevant to institutional investment and private investors. Part 3 deals with finance and governance. In essence it explains the legal mechanisms through which investors supply money to companies seeking investment and the governance techniques that have been developed to allow investors to monitor investments and hold company directors accountable for their actions. Part 4 discusses how markets and market participants operate and are regulated, examining the nature of financial markets, their regulation and the legal rules that promote "clean" markets.

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Iain MacNeil is a Reader in Company Law at the University of Glasgow.

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.MacNeil's eloquent and informative distillation of the regulatory fundamentals of investment law gives his book much international relevance.a timely contribution to help readers decipher the seemingly inextricable maze of financial regulation.Practitioners and legal policy advisers will..welcome it. They should find enlightening the book's careful scrutiny of the trust and contractual foundations of investment law and practice. Benjamin J. Richardson Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation Vol 22, Issue 1, 2007 .a fascinating and informative book.thoroughly recommended as a learned but at the same time very readable introduction to the law of financial investment Gerard McCormack Banking and Finance Law Review, Volume 21 no. 2 June 2006 ...very informative tool that introduces in a very friendly and accessible manner the nearly inextricable world of financial investment laws. Fadi Moghaizel International Company and Commercial Law Review, Vol. 17, No. 2 February 2006

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