Sebi to shift buyback route from bourses to companies directly

The board of markets regulator Sebi on Tuesday agreed to change the buyback process to make it more investor-friendly, and introduced a new category of brokers with enhanced risk-mitigating measures. Sebi will also introduce a new platform to invest in direct plans of mutual funds. It changed rules that would enhance the board & governance … 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

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

Sebi board tightens rules for utilisation of IPO proceeds

Markets regulator Sebi on Tuesday decided to put a cap on IPO proceeds earmarked for making future acquisition of unspecified targets and will bring under monitoring the funds reserved for general corporate purposes. The regulator has prescribed certain conditions for selling shares in an Offer-for-Sale (OFS) under IPO by significant shareholders and has extended anchor … Read more

Why SEBI suspended futures trading in agri products

The story so far: Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Monday issued directions to stock exchanges in the commodity derivatives segment for immediately suspending trading in derivative contracts in key farm commodities, namely paddy (non-basmati), wheat, chana, mustard seeds and its derivatives, soya bean and its derivatives, crude palm oil and moong for … Read more

Sebi looks to do away with promoter concept

With the definition of a promoter undergoing a change as a large number of private equity and venture fund-led companies are getting listed on the bourses, Sebi has decided to do away with this traditional concept. The Sebi board on Friday gave its nod to start the process of changing the concept of ‘promoters’ to … Read more