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Guidance Note on Reports in Company Prospectuses (Revised 2019)

Guidance Note on Reports in Company Prospectuses (Revised 2019) Readers may note that this Guidance Note supersedes the Guidance Note on Reports in Company Prospectuses (Revised 2016) issued by the ICAI in December 2016. The ‘Guidance Note on Reports in Company Prospectuses’ provides guidance to the practitioners in case of engagement...

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Analysis of SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) (Amendment) Regulations, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has in exercise of powers conferred under Securities and Exchange Board of India, Act, 1992 has made the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Prohibition of Insider Trading) (Amendment) Regulations, 2018 to amend the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Prohibition of Insider Trading...

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Mutual funds permitted to write call options under a covered call strategy

Circular No. SEBI/HO/IMD/DF2/CIR/P/2019/17 (16/01/2019)

Based on the suggestions of market participants and recommendations of Mutual Fund Advisory Committee (MFAC), it has been decided to permit mutual funds to write call options under a covered call strategy as prescribed below:...

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Consultation paper on design of commodity indices and product design for futures on commodity indices

Securities and Exchange Board of India Consultation paper on design of commodity indices and product design for futures on commodity indices 1. Objective 1.1. The objective of this consultation paper is to seek comments / views from the public on commodity index design and product design for futures on commodity indices. 2. Background 2.1...

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Guidelines for public issue of units of InvITs – Amendments

Circular No. SEBI/HO/DDHS/CIR/P/2019/16 (15/01/2019)

With a view to further rationalise and ease the process of public issue of units of InvITs, it has been decided to provide for following in the InvIT Guidelines:...

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Guidelines for public issue of units of REITs – Amendments

Circular No. SEBI/HO/DDHS/CIR/P/2019/15 (15/01/2019)

With a view to further rationalise and ease the process of public issue of units of REITs, it has been decided to provide for following in the REIT Guidelines:...

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SEBI guide to implement Uniform membership structure across segments

Circular No. SEBI/HO/MIRSD/DOP/CIR/P/2019/14 (11/01/2019)

Securities and Exchange Board of India CIRCULAR SEBI/HO/MIRSD/DOP/CIR/P/2019/14 January 11, 2019 To, 1. All Recognized Stock Exchanges 2. All Clearing Corporations Dear Sir / Madam, Sub: Uniform membership structure across segments 1. In cash segment, all the Stock Brokers are trading cum self-clearing members whereas in derivatives segme...

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SEBI rationalizes Committees at Market Infrastructure Institutions

Circular No. SEBI/HO/MRD/DOP2DSA2/CIR/P/2019/13 (10/01/2019)

Securities and Exchange Board of India CIRCULAR SEBI/HO/MRD/DOP2DSA2/CIR/P/2019/13 Date: January 10, 2019 To All Stock Exchanges, Clearing Corporations and Depositories. Sir/ Madam, Subject: Committees at Market Infrastructure Institutions (MIIs) 1. The erstwhile Securities Contracts (Regulation) (Stock Exchanges and Clearing Corporations...

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Guideline to implement Cyber Security & Resilience framework for MFs / AMCs

Circulra No. SEBI/HO/IMD/DF2/CIR/P/2019/12 (10/01/2019)

Cyber security framework includes measures, tools and processes that are intended to prevent cyber-attacks and improve cyber resilience. Cyber Resilience is an organization’s ability to prepare and respond to a cyber-attack and to continue operation during, and recover from, a cyber-attack....

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Portfolio Concentration Norms for ETFs and Index Funds

SEBI/HO/IMD/DF3/CIR/P/2019/011 (10/01/2019)

1. In order to address the risk related to portfolio concentration in ETFs and Index Funds, it has been decided to adopt the following norms: a) The index shall have a minimum of 10 stocks as its constituents. b) For a sectoral/ thematic Index, no single stock shall have more than 35% weight in the index. For other than sectoral/ thematic...

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SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) was established in 1988 as a non-statutory body to regulate the Indian securities market. On April 12th, 1992, the Government of India made SEBI an autonomous body and offered statutory powers by passing the SEBI Act 1992 in the Parliament. SEBI is the regulator for the Indian securities market and has three major functions:  quasi-judicial, quasi-legislative and quasi-executive.

With the increase in the number of dealings in the Indian stock markets, a lot of malpractices was seen like price rigging, the unofficial premium on a new issue, delay in shares delivery, violations with respect to rules and regulations of the stock exchange and the listing requirements. With all such malpractices in place, the customers were losing their faith and confidence in the Indian stock exchange. Hence, the Indian government decided to set up a regulatory body or an agency known as SEBI (Securities Exchange Board of India).

SEBI drafts the regulations in the legislative capacity, it conducts investigations and enforces actions as per its executive function and it also passes orders and rulings as per its judicial capacity.The Indian Government has been vested SEBI with the following powers:

  • for approving the by−laws of stock exchanges.
  • requiring the stock exchange for amending their by−laws.
  • inspecting the books of accounts and calling for periodical returns from the recognized stock exchanges.
  • inspecting the books of accounts of the financial intermediaries.
  • compelling companies for list their shares on stock exchanges.
  • registration brokers.

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