ISec proposes to delist the shares

In a surprise announcement ICICI Securities (ISec) has proposed to delist the shares. ISec was listed 5 yrs back in March 2018, when like any other IPO it was being termed as value unlocking exercise by the ICICI Bank (IBank) Post IPO, IBank’s shareholding had reduced to 79.22% which further reduced to 74.85% currently. Of … Read more

5Paisa demotes the current CEO, to make way for a new one

5Paisa has demoted the current CEO, Prakarsh Gagdani to the position of Chief Business Officer (CBO) w.e.f. May 25, 2023. He will however continue to be the Whole-time Director of the Company. Prakarsh was the CEO since October 2015 i.e., the inception. Reason for this change seems to be only to make way for the … Read more

Credit Suisse shares soar after announcing Swiss Central Bank aid

Credit Suisse’s shares have soared 30% after it announced it will move to shore up its finances by borrowing up to nearly $54 billion from the Swiss Central Bank. It’s a massive swing on March 16 after its shares plunged 30% on the SIX stock exchange a day earlier after its biggest shareholder said it … Read more

UBS Group, Credit Suisse oppose idea of forced merger, says report

UBS Group AG and Credit Suisse Group AG are opposed to a forced merger, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. UBS prefers to focus on its own wealth-centric strategy and is reluctant to take on risks related to Credit Suisse, the report said, as the smaller rival seeks additional … Read more

Six big banks of Wall Street score $1 trillion of profit in a decade

Malick Diop felt something shifting on Wall Street. He’d joined Morgan Stanley in the grim days of 2009, when big banks were trying to pay back taxpayer bailouts and deflect public fury. But four years later, the ire was fading and ambition was the order of the day. “It really felt like, for the first … Read more

Reliance announces demerger and separate listing of financial services segment

Alongside Q2 FY 23 results, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has announced demerger and listing of a subsidiary, Reliance Strategic Investments Limited (RSIL) to focus on the financial services segment. RSIL is currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of RIL and is a RBI-registered non-Deposit taking Systemically Important (ND-SI) Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC). RIL will demerge it’s financial … Read more

SEBI bans six persons from securities market in IIFL Group front running case

SEBI noted that these persons were front running the trades of six entities of IIFL Group, including IIFL Asset Management, also called Big ‘Clients’. SEBI noted that these persons were front running the trades of six entities of IIFL Group, including IIFL Asset Management, also called Big ‘Clients’. The Securities and Exchange Board of India … Read more

SEBI fines IIFL Securities for violation of norms related to the client funds

Brokerage businesses handle significant client money and hence are supposed to be managed with extreme discipline. Regulations are well laid out in that regard. However, time and again we come across cases that raise doubt on this underlying presumption. Today, SEBI passed an adjudication order against IIFL Securities Limited (IIFL) for some serious violations – … Read more