Fordham Law School, in association with the Regulatory Compliance Association, is beginning a new program in response to the increase in financial regulation.
In January, the Program in Asset Management Practice and Regulation debuts for students interested in pursuing careers as compliance officers or practitioners, or counsel within the money management industry.
“We were approached by the RCA ... and they told us with the new Dodd-Frank legislation there was this sudden and enormous need for compliance officers at hedge funds and other asset management firms,” said Toni Fine, assistant dean for international and non-J.D. programs at Fordham Law School, in a telephone interview.
Courses will be made available both at the law school and online, according to Ms. Fine. The classroom portion consists of three courses: asset management regulation; asset management law and practice; and compliance, process, inspections and enforcement.
Participants are expected to complete program requirements in 12 to 18 months. Those who successfully complete the program will receive a Certificate of Completion at RCA Asset Management Thought Leadership symposiums.