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Sebi clamps down on derivative markets; algo trading made more accessible

Accepts most of the Kotak panel recommendations

G Mahalingam, Whole Time Member, SEBI, Ajay Tyagi, Chairman, SEBI and Madhabi Puri Buch, Whole Time Member, SEBI at the Press Conference in Mumbai. (Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar)
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G Mahalingam, Whole Time Member, SEBI, Ajay Tyagi, Chairman, SEBI and Madhabi Puri Buch, Whole Time Member, SEBI at the Press Conference in Mumbai. (Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar)

Pavan BurugulaShrimi ChoudharySachin Mampatta Mumbai
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Wednesday tightened the derivative markets framework to curb the excessive speculation and prevent small investors from entering the high-risk space. The market regulator, at its board meeting held on Wednesday, also accepted majority of the recommendations made by the Uday Kotak Committee on corporate governance but deferred decision on key proposals such as one on sharing of information with promoters.

Sebi announced steps to make algorithm trading more accessible and reduced the cost of buying equity mutual funds. It also proposed to introduce a new compliance framework for stocks undergoing insolvency

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First Published: Mar 29 2018 | 1:02 AM IST

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