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Sebi proposes to allow MFs and portfolio managers in commodity derivatives

This is the second move by Sebi to allow institutional participants in the commodity derivatives market

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The logo of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is pictured on the premises of its headquarters in Mumbai (Photo: Reuters)

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) proposes to permit mutual funds (MFs) and portfolio managers (PMs) to participate in exchange-traded commodity derivatives.  On Thursday, it issued a consultation paper on this, seeking reactions by the end of this month — on allowing them, how and a possible regulatory framework.  This is the market regulator's second move to allow institutional participants in commodity derivatives. Earlier, it had decided to allow category-III alternative investment funds or hedge funds. Allowing MFs and PMs would be a ...