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5 Live Online Meetings (2 hrs each) | 12/4/2021, 24/5/2021, 7/6/2021, 21/6/2021, 5/7/2021 | Time: 16:00-18:00
This course provides an understanding of the functioning of the financial system, placing particular emphasis on its architecture and the relevant regulatory framework within which it operates. Emphasis will be placed on the case for regulatory intervention in the financial system, the policy objectives and the measures/tools to achieve them. The knowledge acquired in this course is a prerequisite for participants wishing to understand and deepen their knowledge on the international financial system, financial regulation and financial firms.
Through this course participants will gain a thorough understanding of the framework within which financial corporations need to operate. Furthermore, particular emphasis will be placed on the development of regulatory structures in the UK, the US and in greater detail the EU (where they will be able to explore the creation and entry into operation of the European Banking Union, which constitutes a major institutional development in the field of financial stability in the European Union (the ‘EU’) as well as its three pillars (SSM, SRM, EDIS)).
Particular emphasis is also placed on international fora and the global regulatory framework for financial institutions.
The main question which the students will be equipped to answer is how the financial regulatory framework and the current developments both at the national and international level affect the functioning of financial institutions.
Expected Learning Outcomes
Having successfully completed this module, the students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and advanced understanding of:
Course Outline – Thematic Areas
The following key thematic areas will be covered in the course:
Who Should Participate in the Course?
The course is suitable for anyone who has a professional, academic or personal interest in broadening their knowledge by studying Financial Regulation. More specifically such individuals could include:
This programme may be approved for up to 10 CPD units in Financial Regulation. Eligibility criteria and CPD Units are verified directly by your association, regulator or other bodies which you hold membership.
In total the participants will need to commit around 60 hours for the course. On a weekly basis there will be reading material and exercises uploaded on the learning platform for participants to study. It is expected that participants should commit around 4-6 hours per week and additionally they need to prepare an assessed assignment and undertake in an exam in order to complete the course.
There will be in total 5 live on-line sessions. This will include an introductory session in Week 1, three two-hour sessions to discuss the material covered and review the exercises that participants are expected to complete (Weeks 4, 7, 10) and a revision session in the last week of the course. Participants are advised to participate in these sessions.
What will Participants Attain: A Postgraduate Certificate
Participants undertaking the course will receive master’s level knowledge. In order receive a certificate of successful completion of the course, participants will be assessed via an exam and a written assignment. A certificate of successful completion may be used to in future postgraduate studies and allow the participants to enjoy exemptions.
Based on their performance in the assessed essay and the final exam, participants may attain the certificate with a Pass, Merit or Distinction.
How and Where Participants Can Study
The course is delivered fully online so it can be studied at any time and from any location in the world.
Adonis Pegasiou is the Academic Director of EIMF since May 2019. He holds a PhD in Politics (University of Manchester), an MSc in European Policy Studies (University of Bristol) and a BSc in Economics (London School of Economics (LSE)). Furthermore, he holds the ‘Certified Global Sanctions Specialist’ (CGSS) Certification offered by the Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and a Diploma in ‘Governance, Risk and Compliance’ (Merit) offered by the International Compliance Association (ICA). Following his doctoral studies, he held positions in the public and private sectors including Cyprus Airways (Head of Chairman’s Office and Non-Executive Board Member), the Secretariat of Cyprus Presidency of the Council of EU, the Embassy of Kuwait in Cyprus (Consultant to the Ambassador) and the Cyprus Cooperative Bank (Non-Executive Board Member – appointed by the Government approved by the Parliament and European Central Bank). In between his professional appointments, Adonis Pegasiou was awarded post-doctoral research funding by the Research Promotion Foundation of the Republic of Cyprus to examine the ‘Europeanisation of Cyprus’s economy’. For the duration of the post-doctoral project, he was based at the EUC Research Centre (Cyprus) and was also a Visiting Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory of the LSE. In addition, he has been involved in numerous research projects, published his work in various peer-reviewed journals and participated in numerous international conferences. Moreover, he has taught at the European University Cyprus (EUC) (2014-2016) and has been an Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Cyprus since 2015.