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Volcker rule looms overexchange IPOs

An American law could limit the universe of institutional investors that may invest in the coming Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) of India’s two major bourses, the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE). The law in question is called the ‘Volcker Rule’, as it was enacted on the recommendation of Paul Volcker, a respected central banker. This US federal regulation prohibits banks from conducting certain investment activities with their own accounts, and limits their ownership of and relationship with hedge funds and private equity funds, also called ‘covered funds’. And, it appears both BSE and NSE could be deemed ‘covered funds’ as defined in the Volcker Rule for the coming IPOs. Both exchanges are relying on an analysis that they do not come under the definition of an ‘investment company’ under the US Investment Company Act because of an exception provided under it. However, this means they may be considered a covered fund as defined in the Volcker Rule. A covered fund faces greater rest…

Sebi may lower brokerfee per transaction

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has penalised seven former officials of Saradha Realty in an illicit money pooling case, in addition to three individuals and the company that have to pay a total fine of Rs.1 crore. The penalty has been slapped on the 11 entities for running collective investment activities without approval of Sebi. In October 2016, Sebi had directed Saradha Realty, Managing Director Sudipta Sen and two other officials, Hemanta Pradhan and Monoj Kumar Nagel, to pay a total fine of Rs.2 crore under two sections. The penalties were for illegal money pooling activities and for failure to wind up such schemes as instructed by Sebi in April 2013. Business Standard New Delhi,13th January 2017

Bankruptcy code not to address corporate fraud

Them in is try of labour & employment has extended the deadline by three months for companies and other commercial establishments to get registered with the Employees’ProvidentFund Organisation(EPFO).“We are asking those companiesor commercial establishments to come forwardand get registered(withEPFO).Now, we have given the deadline to March31,2017(from earlier December 31,2016),”said Ministry of Labour& Employment Secretary MS athiyavathy. ’ Business Standard New Delhi,13th January 2017

Dead line extended for companies to get registered

The ministry of labour & employment has extended the deadline by three months for companies and other commercial establishments to get registered with the Employees’Provident Fund Organisation(EPFO).“We are asking those companiesor commercial establishments to come forward and get registered (with EPFO).Now, we have given the deadline to March 31,2017(from earlier December31,2016),”said Ministry of Labour & Employment Secretary MS athiyavathy. Business Standard New Delhi,13th January 2017