This new title provides a novel and overdue analysis of the regulation of financial services law in Ireland. It discusses the theory and practice of regulation, and outlines the tools and mechanisms available to regulators both at domestic and EU levels. It highlights the supervisory and enforcement powers available to the Central Bank and the oversight responsibilities of the courts and other agencies involved in the resolution of disputes, such as the Financial Services Ombudsman.
The book discusses the detailed rules for each sector of financial services business: Credit Institutions (overseen by the Central Bank, the European Banking Authority, and the European Central Bank); Regulated Markets (overseen by the Central Bank and by the European Securities and Markets Authority); and Insurance and Occupational Pensions (overseen by the by the Central Bank, the Pensions Authority and the European `insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority).
*Identifies all categories of regulated financial services providers and the legislation applicable to them
*Highlights the authorisation, supervision and enforcement obligations of all regulated financial services providers
*Navigates the immense volume of regulatory and supervisory legislation applicable to regulated financial services providers
*Discusses the enforcement powers of the Central Bank, the Pensions Regulator and (increasingly) EU agencies
*Highlights the compliance requirements for all regulated financial services providers, as well as the consequences of non-compliance