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Comment| Sebi’s ivory tower approach is harming the market instead of protecting it

Margins in Indian markets for derivative trades are already higher than in other countries

February 14, 2019 / 09:19 AM IST
Comment| Sebi’s ivory tower approach is harming the market instead of protecting it

Shishir Asthana Moneycontrol News Of late, market regulator Sebi (The Securities and Exchange Board of India) wants to be seen to be taking its role seriously. Unfortunately, the derivative segment of the market is bearing the brunt of its ham-handed approach. In its enthusiasm to be over-protective, the regulator is strangulating the market it wants to save. Just ahead of the budget, Sebi increased margins on derivative instruments by about 40 percent. Reports say that the regulator may increase margins further by...

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