The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), in its order on Thursday, disposed of the show cause notice (SCN) issued to senior employees of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) on January 4, with respect to the co-location (colo) case. The capital markets regulator did not levy any monetary penalty.
Markets regulator Sebi has told the mutual fund industry that safety of investment cannot be compromised for higher yields.
Speaking at the Association of Mutual in India (Amfi) members summit in Mumbai on Tuesday, Securities and Exchange Board of India chairman Ajay Tyagi also added that, the industry as a whole needs to do its own analysis on a regular basis to avoid such situations in future.
SEBI Chairman Ajay Tyagi on Friday stated that the recent heavy sell-off in the markets was not solely due to gloomy market sentiments on account of enhanced surcharge on foreign portfolio investors’ (FPI) announced in the Budget but several other factors of the economy coupled with the general slowdown.
Underlining the measures taken (by the government) to contain the further selloff, he said, “There are other reasons pertaining to the economy. Corporate earnings are not improving and there is a general slowdown (in the economy).
The resolution plan of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation is expected to remain stuck till mutual funds sign the inter-creditor agreement (ICA), as the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) is yet to green-light the same. Since July, banks, the Association Of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) and the Indian Banks Association have separately written to the markets regulator seeking its inputs on whether mutual funds can sign the inter-creditor agreement. At this juncture, the matter is being pursued by RBI with the markets regulator.
Capital markets regulator Sebi is planning to ease its norms for buyback of shares by listed companies, especially those having subsidiaries in housing finance and NBFC sectors. According to top officials, a proposal in this regard is expected to be discussed by Sebi’s board at its meeting this week. The repurchase of shares by listed companies is governed by the Buyback Regulations of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) as well as by the Companies Act.
IndiGo co-promoter Rakesh Gangwal has fired another salvo at board chairman M Damodaran, asking him not to move the goal posts on his demand for a re-look at the board structure. He warned that failure to amend articles of association (AoA) could invite scrutiny from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi).
With an aim to safeguard mutual fund investors from high-risk assets, regulator Sebi wants fund houses to shift all their investments to listed or to-be-listed equity and debt securities in a phased manner and reduce their exposure to unrated debt instruments from 25 per cent to only 5 per cent.
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