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Educated investor is a protected investor: Sebi

'We can widen retail investors' base in the country by imparting education and disseminating information about the capital market'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Terming an 'as a protected investor', market regulator today said that imparting education and disseminating information is necessary for developing an equity culture in the country.

"(Securities and Exchange Board of India) understands that is a protected investor," Chairman U K Sinha said in a message to the AFIE (Asian Forum of Investors Educations) Conference held here.


Speaking at the event, whole time member said,"we can widen retail investors' base in the country by imparting education and disseminating information about the capital market."

The education would help investors in protecting them from volatility in the equity market and also reduce volatility in individual stocks.

chief Sinha, who could not attend the event in person, said in a written message that has had a multi-pronged approach towards investor awareness, which includes empowering the current investors, converting savers into investors and "catching them young" by educating school children and college students.

The event was organised by Association of National Exchanges Members of India (ANMI), which comprises of the trading members of all stock exchanges in the country, in partnership with and AFIE.

Sebi, which is mandated to protect the interest of investors, has been taking various measures in this regard.

Among the steps, has provided a dedicated email-id and toll free helpline number for investors in Hindi, English and 12 other regional languages.

Talking about inflows, Agarwal said," we have to reduce our dependence of capital inflows and become more resilient."

He said, "the country needs to channelise saving to more productive products as larger portion of the saving is going to gold."

First Published: Fri, March 22 2013. 14:55 IST
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