The financial system and its regulation have undergone exponential growth and dramatic reform over the last thirty years. This period has witnessed major developments in the nature and intensity of financial markets, as well as repeated cycles of regulatory reform and development, often linked to crisis conditions. The recent financial crisis has led to unparalleled interest in financial regulation from policymakers, economists, legal practitioners, and the academic
community, and has prompted large-scale regulatory reform. The Oxford Handbook of Financial Regulation is the first comprehensive, authoritative, and state of the art account of the nature of financial regulation. Written by an international team of leading scholars in the field, it takes a
contextual and comparative approach to examine scholarly, policy, and regulatory developments in the past three decades.
The first three parts of the Handbook address the underpinning horizontal themes which arise in financial regulation: financial systems and regulation; the organization of financial system regulation, including regional examples from the EU and the US; and the delivery of outcomes and regulatory techniques. The final three Parts address the perennial objectives of financial regulation, widely regarded as the anchors of financial regulation internationally: financial stability, market
efficiency, integrity, and transparency; and consumer protection.
The Oxford Handbook of Financial Regulation is an invaluable resource for scholars and students of financial regulation, economists, policy-makers and regulators.
Eilis Ferran is Professor of Company & Securities Law at the University of Cambridge and the University JM Keynes Fellow in Financial Economics. She is also a Professorial Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge. Since April 2012 she has been Chair of the Law Faculty at Cambridge. She is the author of Principles of Corporate Finance Law (second edition OUP 2014, with Look Chan Ho). Niamh Moloney is Professor of Financial Markets Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is the author of EU Securities and Financial Markets Regulation (third edition OUP 2014). Jennifer Payne is Professor of Corporate Finance Law at the University of Oxford and a fellow and tutor at Merton College, Oxford. Her recent publications include Corporate Finance Law: Principles and Policy (Hart, 2011, with Louise Gullifer).