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LAWS77-552: Global Investment Banking Law May 2019 [Mixed (Face-to-Face)]

General information

Global Investment Banking Law is an elective subject in postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. This subject examines how international financial transactions are conducted. It analyses the transaction patterns and how the risks are allocated by the transactions. Transactions considered include: Eurobonds and Global Bonds, Syndicated Loans, Asset Securitisation, Loan Sales, Derivatives and Documentary Credits.

Details

Academic unit:Faculty of Law
Subject code:LAWS77-552
Subject title:Global Investment Banking Law
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:May 2019
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Timetable: https://bond.edu.au/timetable
Delivery mode:

Mixed (Face-to-Face)

Workload items:
  • Seminar: x4 (Total hours: 16) - Intensive Seminar
  • Directed Online Activity: x4 (Total hours: 8) - Online Modules
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 96) - Recommended study hours
Attendance and learning activities: The subject is taught intensively over a duration of 4 days (2 weekends) face-to-face on 15-16 June 2019 and 22-23 June 2019 (Saturday-Sunday) (2-6pm) with short online assignments (totaling 6 Questions). Learners should attend all classes. In cases of clashes or legitimate reasons causing classes to be missed, learners should inform the subject coordinator prior to their absence in order that alternative arrangements be made so that the adverse impact on the learner's final mark in this subject can be minimized.

Resources

Prescribed resources:
  • Mei Pheng Lee/Oxford (2016). LAW AND REGULATIONS IN MALAYSIAN BANKING. 1st, New York: Oxford Jan 5, 2022 12:00:00 AM
After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
[email protected] & Email:[email protected] is the online learning environment at Bond University and is used to provide access to subject materials, lecture recordings and detailed subject information regarding the subject curriculum, assessment and timing. Both iLearn and the Student Email facility are used to provide important subject notifications. Additionally, official correspondence from the University will be forwarded to students’ Bond email account and must be monitored by the student.

To access these services, log on to the Student Portal from the Bond University website as www.bond.edu.au

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Juris Doctor students are expected to have completed a minimum of 80 credit points of compulsory law subjects.

Restrictions: ? This subject is not available to
  • Students on US Financial Aid
  • Students on a Student Visa who have already completed one third (33%) of their total program online.

Students must be into a Masters law degree OR LA-43040 Doctor of Legal Science (Research) OR be an approved Law Study Abroad or Law Exchange student.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

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At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of legal and practical issues relating to international financial transactions conducted within international financial systems.
  2. Understand the various international financial transactions and how they function, including the workings of Central Banks and supervisors, commercial banks, specialist banking service providers, stock markets, money markets and bonds, investment banks, derivatives and asset-backed securities, insurance, reinsurance, underwriting and broking, foreign exchange market and dealers, trading and investment in commodities, derivatives for retail investors and personal finance.
  3. Understand the importance of regulation of international financial transactions.
  4. Demonstrate awareness of fraud risks, risks relating to corporate governance and accounting and the risks of international financial transactions as a conduit for frauds, money laundering and terrorism financing; and how these risks can be addressed and managed.

Assessment

Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
*Online Activity Short Essay answers x 6 20% Ongoing 1, 2, 3, 4.
*Class Participation Participation 20% Ongoing 1, 2, 3, 4.
Research Paper Research Paper 60% Week 9 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Disability support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

An introduction to international financial transactions and their legal and practical issues

1.

Role of Central Banks; Capital adequacy and regulations

2, 3.

Role of commercial banks; How commercial banks work; deposit lending; documentary credits. Non-bank financial institutions; offshore banking; Islamic banking and finance; building societies; savings and loan associations; credit unions

2.

Shares, Broker-dealers and investment advisers; indices; investment strategies; Derivatives; domestic bonds, global bond market - national, offshore/Eurobonds; International debt securities

2.

Investment banking business; mergers and acquisitions; initial public offers; other share issues; bond issues; syndicated lending; loan sales; derivatives; asset securitisation; methods of underwriting

2.

Insurance business; Reinsurance; underwriting and broking; Foreign exchange market; Transactions; Dealers

2.

Trading in commodities, Investors Products - options, futures, warrants, spread bets, contracts for difference (CFD); Mortgages, Savings and investment; Pensions; Insurance

2.

Financial services regulation; Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism; Frauds; Corporate governance and Accounting Standards

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Approved on: Mar 14, 2019. Edition: 1.4