An Introduction to the Law on Financial Investment by Iain G. MacNeil

By Iain G. MacNeil

This publication offers a wide-ranging evaluate of the legislation and regulatory ideas acceptable to funding in monetary tools. half 1 introduces the elemental ideas and constitution of the legislations in terms of monetary funding. It explains the criminal nature of monetary tools, the explanation for rules and the historical past and improvement of the process of legislation within the uk. It contains an research of the most rules and regulatory thoughts brought by means of the monetary companies and Markets Act 2000. half 2 examines investments and traders, explaining the felony nature and constitution of the most sorts of monetary funding and studying the felony ideas and regulatory principles which are correct to institutional funding and personal traders. half three bargains with finance and governance. In essence it explains the felony mechanisms in which traders offer cash to businesses looking funding and the governance concepts which have been constructed to permit traders to watch investments and carry corporation administrators answerable for their activities. half four discusses how markets and marketplace contributors function and are regulated, analyzing the character of monetary markets, their rules and the felony principles that advertise "clean" markets.

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13 They act as intermediaries in the sense that they take money from their customers and in turn provide their customers with a financial instrument (such as a deposit, unit trust, life policy or share). 14 This transformation occurs in relation to maturity and risk. The first refers to the ability of intermediaries (such as banks) to borrow short and lend long. For example, a bank that takes a large number of short-term deposits (eg repayable on demand) is able to lend that money on a long-term basis (eg in the form of a mortgage) because not all the depositors will want to be repaid at the same time.

They define the rights attached to securities issued by the company, how resolutions are to be adopted in general meeting etc. While company law provides standard forms of articles that can be used by companies, they are free to alter the standard articles as they wish. The result is that, subject to compliance with the mandatory rules of company law, there is considerable freedom as to how a company is organised. This means that there is no standard model of shareholders’ rights that is applicable to all circumstances.

This risk arises when an investment, such as a company share, does not have a fixed income. • Default risk. This risk arises in respect of debt securities (which are essentially loans raised by enterprises) and is the risk that a loan will not be repaid at the due date. • Interest rate risk. 6 • Inflation risk. This is the risk that the return on an investment that carries a fixed income (eg government securities) will be less in real terms than expected at the time of purchase as a result of higher than expected inflation.

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