As MCX hit the roof top in the IPO market and subscribed 54 times on robust demand, was wondering how many of the investor bother to see that it was graded 5 star from the CRISIL. Here is a research proposal that could be worked upon on the IPO grading :-
On the 30th April 2007 SEBI decided to make grading of all IPOs mandatory. Grading makes additional information available for the investors, in the sense that it is supposedly an objective opinion of a credit rating agency arrived at after analyzing business and financial prospects, management quality and corporate governance practices etc of the issuer. Grades represent relative assessment of the fundamentals of the issue compared to other listed equity securities. Now that the IPO grading is about to complete one year, we seek to assess its impact on the primary market of equity shares.
Intuitively, we feel that grading should have direct effect on subscription statistics. Issues with grading of 3 or below should attract less subscription and issues of grading 4 or 5 should attract more subscription. It means that by and large the variability in subscriptions of different issues (i.e. if an issue gets p times subscribed, the variability in p) should rise after introduction of grading. If investors are risk avers, and if they trust grading, more monies should go to better graded issues. View full article »