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

Indostar informs about credit process lapses and hence need for additional provisions. Fixing of accountability awaited.

In a surprise development, Indostar Capital Finance Limited (ICFL) informed the following – On March 31, 2022, the management had informed Audit Committee of certain control deficiencies observed during the interim statutory audit Observations specifically related to the CV loan portfolio They were in respect of sanctioning of loans to existing customers, loan documentation and … Read more

Separation of chairperson, MD positions voluntary: Industry welcomes Sebi’s decision

Industry bodies on Tuesday welcomed Sebi’s decision to make it voluntary for listed firms to separate the positions of Chairperson and MD/CEO, stressing that leadership arrangements are best left to the discretion of boards and the shareholders. Capital markets regulator Sebi on Tuesday said the requirement to split Chairperson and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer positions … Read more

Nykaa’s promoters overrule institutional vote. Get special rights.

Nykaa’s promoters have successfully been able to change the Article of Association (AoA) to give themselves special powers. What are the powers? As per the previous AoA, the promoter group had the right to nominate up to 50% of the directors on the board if they held in excess of 25% of the company’s paid-up … Read more

Sebi penalises NSE, former chiefs over lapses in senior-level hiring

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has penalised the National Stock Exchange (NSE), its former CEOs Chitra Ramkrishna and Ravi Narain for governance lapses in hiring of its chief operating officer (COO) Anand Subramanian. Ramkrishna has been directed to pay Rs 2 crore, while NSE, Narain and Subramanian have to pay Rs 2 … Read more

PTC Indian Financial Services sees unprecedented resignation by all the Independent Directors. Must be looked into by regulators urgently.

All 3 independent directors of PTC Indian Financial Services (PFS) have resigned citing corporate governance concerns. I don’t remember something like this happening before. Key points to note – PFS is the NBFC subsidiary of PTC India (65% ownership) Independent directors have raised corporate governance concerns especially on the MD & CEO of PFS, Pawan … Read more

Gati targets to double it’s revenues in 3 years

Gati is targeting to become a Rs 3,000 crore revenue company in the next three years – it’s Chief Executive Officer Pirojshaw Sarkari has said. Key points to note – Company reported revenues of Rs 1,488 crore during trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2021. The target therefore implies doubling of this number in 3 … Read more