The Origins of UK Financial Services Regulation

The Company Lawyer, Vol 18, No 6, pp.167-176, 1997

27 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2013

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George Gilligan

University of Melbourne - Centre for Corporate Law

Date Written: March 26, 1997

Abstract

This article traces the development of UK financial services regulation from the Middle Ages up to the time of Big Bang, by examining the establishment of the City of London's financial markets and significant milestones in the City's regulatory history. The analysis shows how the City has achieved its relative autonomy through its historically influential relationships with the Crown and the state. The article also demonstrates how the collective interests of the City have assiduously protected their regulatory autonomy and consistently reproduced their regulatory environment over a period of several hundred years.

Keywords: UK financial services regulation, regulatory history

JEL Classification: K20

Suggested Citation

Gilligan, George, The Origins of UK Financial Services Regulation (March 26, 1997). The Company Lawyer, Vol 18, No 6, pp.167-176, 1997. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2213218

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