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March 14, 2009

BPP Law School designated as centre of excellence for investment regulation and compliance

BPP Law School was recently appointed as a Centre of Excellence in the field of investment regulation and compliance by the Securities and Investment Institute (“SII”).

As the first institution of higher education to receive this prestigious designation,  BPP Law School was recognized as offering the highest leadership in academic education focusing on financial markets.

BPP Law School will be launching an LLM in Financial Regulation and Compliance in September 2009 and will also be offering a specialised module in financial regulation and compliance on its existing LLM in Professional Legal Practice. Graduates of these Masters degrees will be eligible for full SII membership and will qualify for the award of the SII Diploma in Investment Compliance.

Peter Crisp, Dean of BPP Law School, said: “Almost daily a new story hits the headlines demonstrating the vital importance of proper vigilance and a high level of scrutiny in relation to the regulation and compliance aspects of investment. These Masters degrees will produce graduates who understand not only the financial side of investment, but also its legal, regulatory and compliance aspects and the ethical values which should underpin practice in this area. The need for such graduates has never been more apparent.

“BPP has trained professionals for the qualifications offered by the SII for a number of years. I am delighted that the Law School has been selected for this honour which is an acknowledged mark of quality. Our BVC and LPC students are now in the unique position of being able to gain an internationally recognised qualification in financial services along side their BVC/LPC. I am very pleased that BPP Law School is able to add such value to its students.”

Alison Scott-Bishop, Head of Compliance Training and Development, HSBC Bank plc UK, commented: "In today's markets, LLM graduates with an understanding of not only the legal aspects of finance and investment, but who also grasp the regulatory and compliance challenges faced by the financial services industry, will be attractive to a broad range of firms involved in the industry."

For more information, visit the BPP Law School website.

Content added 14 March 2009.


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