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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Paul Latimer


This unit involves a study of the legal framework regulating the securities and futures industries, which derives from the interaction of statute law, case law, ASIC releases, ASX and SFE rules. It focuses on the regulation of financial services intermediaries by statute, case law and administration by ASIC, the ASX and the SFE. Topics include market regulation by ASIC, the ASX and the SFE, liability for misstatements and non-disclosure about financial products, licensing of dealers and investment advisers, the relationship of broker and client, conduct of securities and futures business.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • define the purposes and scope of the regulation of financial markets
  • analyse the co-regulatory roles of ASIC and ASX
  • describe the effect of misleading or deceptive conduct in financial markets
  • evaluate the impact of co-regulation on the financial services industry
  • critically analyse the regulation of market manipulation and insider trading.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Paul Latimer

Contact hours

3 hours per week