Financial Services Holding Companies

This course provides an overview of the rapidly evolving field of holding company law. Major themes include why and how holding companies are regulated and the regulatory reform process. Emphasis is placed on the dynamics of holding company regulation, including the tension between economic forces seeking to create a seamless financial services industry and the impulse of regulators and others to segregate activities by type of institution. Origins, trends in interpretation and proposals for legislative change of the Federal Bank Holding Company and Savings and Loan Holding Company Acts, the successor federal banking law to the Glass-Steagall Act, and the Insurance Holding Company Systems Regulatory Acts are examined and compared.

Course Information
Course #: LAW 815
Program: LLM
Area of Study: Financial Services Law and Compliance
Credit Hours: Three credit hours.