Last month SEBI bared DLF from tapping capital markets for three years in one of the watchdog’s toughest punishments to date.
The order was related to non-disclosures in its 2007 IPO documents. The order was passed against DLF’s six top executives for lapses in disclosures made at time of IPO in 2007.
In the same year 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. Continue reading “IPO’s and the Grading Market”
No doubt that India is in the phase of bull run. The brokers calling you for more investment for securities, Mutual funds, debt, Insurance etc. I know people hate to visit the regulatory websites like SEBI, RBI, IRDA and make most of their decision based on the brokers advise.
Quick question before proceeding further how many ever read the prospectus before signing the document for investments.? I guess very few of them.
Sharing some bold points issued by SEBI for securities & Mutual funds at least this is minimum information the person should have before investing 🙂
For Securities : Continue reading “Bull run and the Brokers chase”
This morning was comparing mutual funds for the personal investment and than thought of sharing some basic myths and facts on them.
Wealth creation over the years has changed its avenues and area of interest for the investors in India. The prototype investment where the post offices and typically the scheduled banks through savings and fixed deposits have changed and with the awareness of finance, Mutual fund has become an excellent route to create wealth for the public at large.
“Mutual fund is a pool of money is invested in accordance with the common objective stated before the investment to the investors.”
Here is the concept of mutual fund which is a suitable for the common man as it offers an opportunity to invest and diversified, professionally managed basket of securities comparatively at low-cost. Continue reading “The facts and Myths about Mutual fund”
Across the world we have seen the unification of trading in all kinds of products — spot or derivatives, equities or currencies or fixed income or commodities etc., OTC or exchange. It makes too much sense to reap economies of scale and economies of scope, both in the private sector and in the work of regulation and supervision. The arrangement in India, where the Forward Contracts Regulation Act (1952) envisages the Forward Markets Commission that is a part of the Department of Consumer Affairs, is a silly one.
Everything we have learned about how to run the equity market is valuable for commodity futures:
- The regulatory governance process at SEBI including authority to issue regulations, enforcement process, appeals at SAT, etc.
- Governance problems of Infrastructure Institutions with three-way separation between shareholders, managers and trading members.
- Netting by novation at the clearing corporation.
- Not having `badla’ trading. Continue reading “The Commodity Futures is under Ministry of Finance”
Meaning: Qualified institutional placement (QIP) is a capital-raising tool, primarily used in India, whereby a listed company can issue equity shares, fully and partly convertible debentures, or any securities other than warrants which are convertible to equity shares to a qualified institutional buyer (QIB). Apart from preferential allotment, this is the only other speedy method of private placement whereby a listed company can issue shares or convertible securities to a select group of persons. QIP scores over other methods because the issuing firm does not have to undergo elaborate procedural requirements to raise this capital. Continue reading “QIP In India”