Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Law and finance course launched

The legal system and the financial world are often in expensive strife with one another. But in a novel development, practising lawyers and financial academics have combined to mount what is believed to be New Zealand's first post-experience course in law and finance.

Victoria University announced today that it has signed a contract with Simon McArley of Kensington Swan (soon to be KPMG Legal) and Peter McKenzie, a Wellington Barrister and formerly chairman of the Securities Commission, to offer a specialist one semester course within the framework of its Master of Applied Finance degree.

The new structure will cover issues in corporate authority, financial instruments, use of corporate information, corporate liability, risk management, prudential supervision, securities regulation and other sensitive areas for financial organisations. The course is designed to be product oriented, dealing with specific legal issues that affect the everyday business of the financial sector.

"We have been hoping for some time to be able to mount a course of this nature", said Professor Bob Buckle, the Head of the School of Economics and Finance.

"We are delighted to have industry figures of such experience prepared to make their time available, and to solve what has been a difficult problem of explaining the legal system to financial practitioners who have to work within it."

The new course will commence in July of this year, and like other courses on the programme, will run in concentrated 'block release' mode.



© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Fish & Game Support: Canterbury Officer Of Health Warns On Nitrates In Water

"Nitrate testing of 114 drinking water samples from across the Canterbury plains showed that more than half of them were above the level considered safe in the world's largest ever study on the impacts of nitrates in drinking water." More>>

ALSO:

Partnerships Investment Round: Government Invests In Cancer Research, Pines, Ryegrass

The Government will invest $14.4 million into transformative new scientific research programmes including cutting-edge cancer treatment and vertical farming, Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Stats: Net Migration Remains High

“Since late 2014, annual net migration has ranged between 48,000 and 64,000,” population indicators manager Tehseen Islam said. “The only previous time net migration was at these levels was for a short period in the early 2000s.” More>>

ALSO:

Retail: Costco To Open First NZ Store At Westgate In Auckland

American multi-national discount store operator Costco Wholesale is planning to open its first New Zealand store at the Westgate shopping centre in Auckland’s north-west. More>>

ALSO:

RNZ Report: Fungal Disease Claims Life Of Seventh Kākāpō

A seventh kākāpō being treated for the respiratory disease aspergillosis has died. Nora 1-A was just over 100 days old and was the sickest of the kākāpō being treated at the New Zealand Centre Conservation Medicine at Auckland Zoo. More>>