There are two excellent background books on the financial markets (not specifically on regulation). They provide all necessary knowledge for those intending to take the course without having any prior knowledge of financial markets:
P. Coggan, Inside the City – How the Money Machine Works (Penguin Books, 2008) –written by a journalist, this is an accessible account for the non-specialist. It is highly recommended to read this book before coming to the course. Price around 10.00 GBP.
S. Valdez and P. Molyneux, An Introduction to Global Financial Markets 7th or 8thedition (Palgrave Macmillan) - this is a more detailed and technical introduction to financial markets which serves as a reference work during the course. It is recommended to purchase this book (it will be useful also after the course, a really good investment). Price around 30.00 GBP.
*A more detailed reading list will be supplied prior to the start of the programme
**Course content, faculty and dates may be subject to change without prior notice