SEBI_FUNCTIONS.docx - What is SEBI Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI is an apex body for overall development and regulation of the securities

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What is SEBI? Securities and Exchange Board of India ( SEBI ) is an apex body for overall development and regulation of the securities market. It was set up on April 12, 1988 . To start with, SEBI was set up as a non-statutory body. Later on it became a statutory body under the Securities Exchange Board of India Act, 1992. The Act entrusted SEBI with comprehensive powers over practically all the aspects of capital market operations. Role Functions of SEBI The role or functions of SEBI are discussed below. 1. To protect the interests of investors through proper education and guidance as regards their investment in securities. For this, SEBI has made rules and regulation to be followed by the financial intermediaries such as brokers, etc. SEBI looks after the complaints received from investors for fair settlement. It also issues booklets for the guidance and protection of small investors. 2. To regulate and control the business on stock exchanges and other security markets. For this, SEBI keeps supervision on brokers. Registration of brokers and sub-brokers is made
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