The Institute is internationally recognised as a leading home to research in financial law and regulation. Bringing diverse expertise – including practitioners, policymakers and academics – the Institute is interested in developing further research on contemporary issues in financial law and regulation. Particular strengths include the financial crisis; banking law and regulation; anti-money laundering; the global financial system; financial services and regulation; and international legal frameworks. The application of regulatory theories to different contexts is a further area of research strength. 

Every year, the Institute hosts visiting fellows from across the globe who wish to develop their research on financial law and regulation (broadly construed) from a comparative perspective.