Financial Institutions - The Regulatory Framework
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Financial Institutions - The Regulatory Framework provides a comprehensive overview of how Canadian financial systems are structured and regulated. Author Christopher Nicholls has taken this complex and daunting subject and has written a concise, easy-to-understand introduction to the concepts, issues and objectives underlying the federal regulation of our financial institutions. In particular, the book explores the regulation of banks and other deposit-taking institutions, insurance companies and securities firms, and includes analysis of the recent credit market crisis and the subsequent regulatory responses.
Your Key to Understanding the Critical Role of Our Financial Institutions
This book focuses upon the principal legislative and regulatory instruments to which Canadian financial institutions are subject. By explaining the regulatory framework, the author opens the door to an improved understanding of how and why financial institutions have come to play such a significant role in our economy, and why the regulation of these institutions is not only complex, but also very important. This unique publication will provide you with a better understanding of:
- International and Canadian financial systems
- How Canadian financial institutions work including:
- Insurance companies
- Securities firms
- Credit Unions and Trust and loan companies
- The challenges, objectives and goals of regulators
- The recent financial market turmoil, and regulatory reforms
- Lawyers practising banking, corporate, insurance and/or securities law who are looking for a helpful and informative tool for understanding the principal legislative and regulatory instruments to which Canadian financial institutions are subject
- Law and business students in need of a concise, comprehensible introduction to the structure of financial institutions, the financial system within which they operate and the concepts, issues and objectives underlying their regulation
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Introduction - Financial Institutions and Our Financial Markets
Chapter 2: Overview of the Canadian Financial System
Chapter 3: Goals of Regulation
Chapter 4: Regulation of Banks: The Business of Banking
Chapter 5: Regulation of Banks: Ownership and Business Restrictions
Chapter 6: Regulation of Banks: Capital Adequacy Rules
Chapter 7: The Regulation of Insurance Companies
Chapter 8: The Securities Industry
Chapter 9: Other Financial Institutions
Chapter 10: Deposit Insurance, other Financial Consumer Protection ("Compensation") Plans, and the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
Chapter 11: Financial Regulation and Alternative Investment Vehicles: The Illustrative Examples of Hedge Funds, Principal Protected Notes and Sovereign Wealth Funds
Chapter 12: Financial Innovation, Financial Crises and Financial Regulation
Chapter 13: Conclusion
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