In the dynamic world of finance and investing, regulatory bodies play a crucial role in ensuring transparency, fairness, and investor protection.
In India, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is the primary regulatory authority responsible for overseeing the securities markets and maintaining their integrity.
Establishment and Mandate
SEBI was established in 1988 as an autonomous regulatory body under the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992.
Its primary mandate is to protect the interests of investors and promote the development and regulation of securities markets in India.
SEBI operates under the oversight of the Ministry of Finance and works towards creating a transparent and efficient ecosystem for investors and market participants.
Regulating the Securities Market
SEBI’s core responsibility is to regulate and oversee various participants in the securities market, including issuers, intermediaries, and investors.
The regulatory framework enforced by SEBI is aimed at maintaining market integrity, preventing malpractices.