Securities Market Regulations: Lessons from US and Indian Experience
The ICRA Bulletin, Money & Finance, Vol. 2, No. 20-21, Jan-Jun 2005
42 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2008
Date Written: 2005
The purpose of this study is to take stock of the regulatory infrastructure of the Indian securities market and see whether there exist well formulated laws with well-defined scope and powers of the regulator, capable of presenting all investors in the Indian market with a level playing field. We summarise some of the regulatory provisions that have evolved for tackling market misconduct and try to see what comes in the way of regulatory action aimed at investor protection in India, as compared with the US which is perceived as the world's most safe and liquid capital market. We also discuss the roles of the stock exchanges and electronic databases in aiding the regulator in prevention, detection and conviction of securities frauds. One tends to conclude that the scope of Indian securities laws, which have gradually evolved over time, is now quite pervasive and the problem lies mostly in enforcing compliance particularly for crimes such as price manipulation and illegal insider trading.
Keywords: Securities market laws and regulation in India, Comparison with US, SEBI, SEC
JEL Classification: K22, N20
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