Investor Losses

This book focuses on private enforcement of investor protection rules in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, the UK and the USA. It examines whether and to what extent investors can claim damages for losses incurred following breaches of specific investor protective rules contained in EU capital market law.
Author(s):
Elke Vandendriessche
Series:
Instituut Financieel Recht
Volume:
19
book | published | 1st edition
August 2015 | xxvi + 569 pp.

Hardback
€175.-


ISBN 9781780683034


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This book focuses on private enforcement of investor protection rules in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, the UK and the USA. It examines whether and to what extent investors can claim damages for losses incurred following breaches of specific investor protective rules contained in EU capital market law.

The author concentrates on the difficulties and problems in assessing causation and loss.  She particularly focuses on those protective rules aimed at empowering investors to assess the variety of investment products and strategies and enabling them to make well‐informed investment decisions, with or without the professional assistance of financial service providers. Analysing the difficulties investors encounter to recover losses following misleading disclosures to the market, incomplete or inaccurate financial advice or improper asset management, it was established that the notions causation and recoverable loss lack consistency and coherence.

Hence, this book formulates practical and useful solutions to the evidential and/or conceptual problems investors encounter in seeking remedies for their alleged losses.

Chapters

Table of Contents (p. 0)

Introduction & Research Agenda (p. 1)

PART I. PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT OF EU CAPITAL MARKET LAW: EU AND NATIONAL LEGAL FRAMEWORKS

Chapter I. EU Capital Market Law from an Investor Protection Perspective: Legal Framework and Paradigms (p. 9)

Chapter II. Private Enforcement of EU Capital Market Law – European Legal Framework (p. 45)

Chapter III. Private Enforcement of (EU) Capital Market Law – National Legal Frameworks (p. 111)

PART II. COMPENSATORY INVESTOR SUITS IN INVESTMENT SERVICES: CONCEPT AND ASSESSMENT OF CAUSATION AND LOSS

Chapter I. The Requirement of Transaction Causation in Investor Suits for Defective Investment Services (p. 185)

Chapter II. The Concept and Assessment of Recoverable Loss in Investors Suits Concerning Defective Investment Services (p. 233)

PART III. THE CONCEPT OF CAUSATION AND RECOVERABLE LOSS IN THE CONTEXT OF DEFICIENT MARKET DISCLOSURES

Chapter I. The Concepts of Loss and Causation in the Context of Deficient Issuer Information: Transaction Model (p. 309)

Chapter II. An Alternative Approach to Investor Losses Following Secondary Market Misstatements: the Market-Based Approach (p. 375)

PART IV. CONCLUSIONS (p. 513)

Addenda (p. 521)

Bibliography (p. 523)

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Instituut Financieel Recht

Het Instituut Financieel Recht - Financial Law Institute werd in 1990 als onderzoekscentrum binnen de Faculteit Rechten van de UGent opgericht. Het Instituut streeft ernaar om vooraanstaand wetenschappelijk onderzoek en expertise te ontwikkelen en uit te dragen in het financieel recht in de ruime zin, onder meer door de organisatie van colloquia, het stimuleren van doctoraatsonderzoek en de medewerking aan onderzoeksprojecten.
Het Instituut poogt hierdoor de ontwikkelingen die het financieel bestel voortdurend ondergaan vanuit wetenschappelijke invalshoek te bestuderen en te duiden. Het Instituut wenst hierbij niet enkel de evoluties in eigen land te volgen, maar kijkt tevens over de grenzen naar de ruimere Europese en internationale context. Naast deze publicatiereeks, lanceerde het Instituut eveneens in 1999 een Working Paper Series, dat een deel van de onderzoeksoutput via Internet beschikbaar stelt. Meer informatie is terug te vinden via www.law.ugent.be/fli

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