Sebi allows MFs to segregate debt and money market portfolios
12 December 2018
The board of market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) which met in Mumbai today approved a proposal by mutual funds for creation of segregated portfolios with respect to debt and money market instruments subject to various safeguards.
- Platform to be renamed as Innovators Growth Platform (IGP);
- In order to be eligible for listing on the IGP, the issuer shall be a company which is intensive in the use of technology, information technology, intellectual property, data analytics, bio-technology or nano-technology to provide products, services or business platforms with substantial value.
- 25 per cent of the pre-issue capital, of the Issuer company for at least a period of 2 years, should have been held by qualified institutional buyers, family trust with net-worth of more than Rs500 crore, category III foreign portfolio investor, a pooled investment fund with minimum assets under management of $150 million and registered with a financial sector regulator in the jurisdictions where it is resident.
- The fund should be a resident of a country whose securities market regulator is a signatory to IOSCO’s MMOU or a signatory to bilateral MoU with Sebi and not a resident in a country identified in the public statement of Financial Action Task Force as deficient in AML and combating financing of terrorism.
- Accredited investors (AIs) for the purpose of IGP, to include any individual with total gross income of Rs50 lakh annually and who has minimum liquid net worth of Rs5 crore or any body corporate with net worth of Rs25 crore;
- Not more than 10 per cent of the pre-issue capital may be held by accredited investors;
- The existing requirement of cap on holding not more than 25 per cent of the post issue capital by any person individually or collectively with persons acting in concert to be deleted;
- The minimum application size and minimum trading lot to be Rs2 lakh and in multiples of 2lakh thereof;
- There would not be any requirement of minimum reservation of allocation to specific category of investors;
- Minimum number of allottees to be 50;
- Minimum net offer to public should be in compliance with Minimum Public Shareholding (MPS) norms and minimum offer size to be Rs10 crore; and
- IGP to be designated as a platform for start-ups with an option to trade under regular category after completion of one year of listing subject to compliance with exchange requirements