Adani-Hindenburg case: Lack of requirement to disclose ‘last natural person above every person’ owning economic interest in FPIs is the challenge, SEBI to SC

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) clarified in the Supreme Court on July 10 that “challenges” presented by it before the six-member Justice A.M. Sapre expert committee in the Hindenburg-Adani allegations case did not emanate from the repeal of the “opaque structure” provisions from the Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) Regulations in 2019. The … Read more

Supreme Court to Sebi: Submit status of Adani probe within three months, not six

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Sebi to submit by August 14 the status of probe into Hindenburg’s allegations of stock price manipulations against Adani group companies but refused to convert the court proceedings into a roving inquiry, including investigations into the alleged role the LIC, which had invested a substantial amount in Adani companies. … Read more

Foreign investors to seek review of enhanced Indian rules after Adani rout: Report

A lobby representing foreign portfolio investors will approach India’s markets regulator seeking a review of recently tightened requirements for beneficial owners of offshore funds, according to two sources. Concerns surfaced over offshore investments in Adani Group companies in January prompting a directive from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to foreign banks that … Read more

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