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Electronic book mechanism for issuance of securities on private placement basis

Electronic book mechanism for issuance of securities on private placement basis

With a view to further rationalise and ease the process of issuance of securities on 'Electronic Book Provider (EBP)' platform for private placement of securities, it has been decided to provide the following additional facilities on the EBP platform:

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Streamlining the process of public issuance of debt securities

Streamlining the process of public issuance of debt securities

In order to make the existing process of issuance of debt securities (non-convertible preference shares and securitised debt Instruments) easier, simpler and cost effective for both issuers and investors, SEBI has decided to reduce the time taken for listing of such securities to 6 working days from 12 working days. Accordingly, SEBI has specified some aspects related to the process of public issuance of debt securities.

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Change in investment guidelines for NPS schemes w.r.t. investment in equity mutual funds by pension funds

Change in investment guidelines for NPS schemes w.r.t. investment in equity mutual funds by pension funds

PFRDA has changed the investment guidelines for NPS schemes with respect to investment in equity mutual funds by pension funds. This article talks about various changes brought out by PFRDA today.

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Know Your Client (KYC) Requirements for Foreign Portfolio Investors

Know Your Client Requirements for Foreign Portfolio Investors

SEBI had issued a circular (dated April 10, 2018) to strengthen the 'Know your Client' (KYC) framework for Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) in accordance with Prevention of Money-Laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules, 2005. Accordingly, existing FPIs were provided a time frame of six months from April 10, 2018 to comply with the KYC requirements listed in the circular.

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16 Major Changes to NISM Mutual Fund Distributors Certification Examination - 2018

The Indian Mutual Funds Industry is undergoing a rapid change with the Capital Market Regulator, SEBI as well as Government of India bringing in major changes to the markets. NISM has also subsequently announced revision of its NISM Series VA - Mutual Fund Distributors Certification Examination with effect from August 14, 2018 factoring all the recent changes in the industry.

Our team at PrepCafe has closely studied these changes and enumerated in detail as part of this blog post. We hope industry participants as well as exam takers will benefit from this article. Please do share your feedback in the comments section below.

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