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Part IV Market Institutions And International Capital Markets, 13 Conclusion

Edited By: Jeffrey Golden

From: International Capital Markets: Law and Institutions (2nd Edition)

Cally Jordan
Edited By: Jeffrey Golden (Consultant Editor)

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 June 2024

Capital markets — Investment business

This concluding chapter discusses how capital markets are changing, dramatically so. The massive innovation in investment products over the last 30 years is giving way to shifting trading patterns, changing investor profiles, and new forms of capitalism and finance. The dynamics of international markets have changed, even since the Asian financial crisis, when ‘contagion’ entered the financial lexicon. Now, information, investments, and capital can be transmitted instantaneously; so can risk. Indeed, the new markets defy the old rules. Technology pervades everything, giving rise to a new catchphrase, ‘fintech’. As financial markets have become inexorably interconnected, at the same time they appear increasingly disconnected from the real world, the real economy. The chapter then looks at the topography of the new regulatory landscape. The big economies, and their regulatory approaches, will continue to impact strongly international markets. But there are more and more big economies with resurgent capital markets, so the international dynamics will change.

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