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QLLM375 Corporate Governance and Responsibility in Finance (Sem 2)

Module description

A well-functioning system of corporate governance in financial institutions plays a pivotal role in ensuring their long term viability and profitability. It also acts as a first line of defence against instances of misbehaviour. Good corporate governance is also key to financial stability.

The module will investigate how financial institutions are governed and controlled, the link between compensation, performance and risk, and whether structural separation in banking (also called ring fencing) will contribute to simplify their governance.

The module will also consider the overall spectrum of duties owed by financial companies and the legal consequences in case of breach.



Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in Banking and Finance Law
  • LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law
  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Insurance Law
  • LLM in Law and Economics
  • Laws (General)
  • LLM Flexible Study.

Mode of Assessment

2.15 hour written examination


22.5 credits

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