Friday 18 April 2014

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

  • Chairman, U.K.Sinha (as on April 2014). (Disclaimer: Subject to change.)
  • It is an Apex body to develop and regulate the stock market in India (Capital Market Regulator).
  • Objective is to protect the interest of investors so that there is a steady flow of savings into the capital market.

Functions of SEBI:

  1. Regulation of stock exchanges and intermediaries to stock exchanges like stock brokers, merchant bankers etc including their registration.
  2. Prohibition of fraudulent and unfair trade practices relating to securities market.
  3. Prohibition of insider trading.
  4. Promoting investor education.
  5. Training of intermediaries.
  6. Conducting research and publishing information useful to all market participants.


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