Regulation of Financial Institutions

Credit Hours: 3

This course surveys Federal and state regulation of financial institutions.  It will address the legislative and regulatory schemes that govern the wide range of entities that participate in the U.S. financial services system.  The course will explore the regulation of depository institutions, including banks, savings institutions, and credit unions, bank holding companies, securities firms, investment companies, asset managers, derivatives market participants, insurance companies, payment systems participants, nonbank lenders and other nonbank financial services providers, and Government Sponsored Entities.  The course will focus on the increased emphasis on the monitoring and mitigation of risks to financial stability following the 2008 Financial Crisis including the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act and the establishment of the Financial Stability Oversight Council and international financial stability efforts led by the Financial Stability Board.