Division of Foreign Institutional Investors & CustodiansInvestment Management Department
October 20, 2008
All Foreign Institutional Investors through their designated Custodians of Securities
Sub:- Lending of securities bought in the Indian Market.
SEBI has reviewed the data submitted by the foreign institutional investors in pursuance of our circular no.32, dated October 16, 2008. SEBI disapproves of the activity of the foreign institutional investors lending shares abroad. The facility of lending and borrowing has been made available on Indian Exchanges. SEBI is reworking the existing stock exchange offered securities lending and borrowing mechanism, to make suitable changes.
The custodians are requested to communicate to their FII constituents the disapproval of SEBI as stated above.
This circular is available on our website http://www.sebi.gov.in.