Financial Institutions and Markets (J)



Financial Institutions and Markets (J)


What is Venture Capital?

Venture Capital is a specialized institution that accumulates and invests in the capital of high-potential enterprises in the early stages of development, and after the increase in the stock market, it installs the shares held in their capital. In other words, venture capital is the temporary acquisition of a minority shareholding by professional investors in highly innovative businesses and with a very good return on growth and development. It is attractive to new companies with limited operating history that are too small to raise capital in public markets and have not reached the point where they are in a position to contract a bank loan.

Read more: Venture Capital: Overview and the Specifics in the Republic of Moldova


Authors: Andrea Beatty; Chelsea Payne; Chloe Kim

Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) has commenced legal action against the perpetrators of “bad advice” presented at the Banking Royal Commission.

Read more: Australian Securities & Investments Commission Targets Banking Royal Commission Case Study: Has...


In a landmark decision with a historic nine-member panel of judges, the Federal Court in the case of JRI Resources Sdn Bhd v Kuwait Finance House (M) Bhd (President of Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia & Anor, interveners)[1] held that any decision by the Central Bank of Malaysia’s (Bank Negara Malaysia) Shariah Advisory Council (SAC) on Islamic finance is constitutional and binding on civil courts.

Read more: Shariah Advisory Council Ruling Binding on Civil Courts?


Authors: Katherine Hayes, Partner and Greg Stirling, Senior Associate

Since the Financial Services Royal Commission, there have been a number of changes to the regulation of the financial services sector. The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) have not been immune and have been awarded some additional powers which they will be able to start exercising later this year.

Read more: 3 Things You Need to Know About AFCA and ASIC Post-Royal Commission


Written by Jamie Crawley

The never-ending uncertainty surrounding Britain’s departure from the European Union has prompted fears of large job cuts as businesses downsize British operations as a hedge against possible Brexit ramifications.

Read more: How is the UK Private Banking Industry Preparing for a no Deal Brexit? - Monica Atwal Comments...