You are invited to the 48th gathering of the Philosophical Foundations of Law and Finance on Friday 9 April 2010, from 6.00 to 8.00pm, in room 5.16,
After the Easter break we resume our seminars in the best tradition analysing philosophically some current events of law and finance.
The agenda is as follows:
1. Can we regulate complex financial instruments? How about asset-backed securities? We will read the article by Hughes: “US lenders face crucial reforms”, published on 7 April on the FT (see http://link.ft.com/r/A1TNOO/A7X3UO/FK57F/RNGOAO/YHGAV7/FW/h). Noteworthy, the US SEC has proposed major changes to Regulation AB governing the disclosures on asset-backed securities prospectuses: http://www.sec.gov/rules/proposed/2010/33-9117.pdf
2. We will continue the analysis of Descartes' Discourse on Method (http://records.viu.ca/~johnstoi/descartes/descartes1.htm)
I take the freedom to remind you that Joe is probably as erudite in securitisation (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Securitisation-Law-EU-Disclosure-Regulations/dp/product-description/1405734485) as he is in philosophy. Thus be ready to get in-depth for a critical thought about finance and rationalism, metaphysics, sentiments, spirits…
We will re-emerge from 8pm onwards heading to Vapiano (
See you on Friday!
Joe and Laura