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  Business   Market  22 Jul 2020  Retail investors flocking to stock markets amid COVID-19 crisis: SEBI Chief

Retail investors flocking to stock markets amid COVID-19 crisis: SEBI Chief

PTI
Published : Jul 22, 2020, 1:19 pm IST
Updated : Jul 22, 2020, 1:19 pm IST

New demat accounts have shot up as several participants were first time investors, Tyagi said at FICCI event on capital markets

 SEBI Chairman Ajay Tyagi said that spike in equity market retail participation seen since lockdown. (PTI Photo)
  SEBI Chairman Ajay Tyagi said that spike in equity market retail participation seen since lockdown. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Retail participation in the equity market has increased since the lockdown to contain the coronavirus pandemic began, Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) Chairman Ajay Tyagi said on Wednesday.

New demat accounts have shot up as several participants were first time investors, Tyagi said at FICCI event on capital markets.

 

"We have seen huge participation of retail investors in the last few months," he stated.

Besides, he said that the regulator has come out with host of measures to make it easier for corporates to raise funds as many companies are facing various challenges due to the pandemic.

These measures include relaxation in norms pertaining to rights issue, follow-on public offer, qualified institutional placements creeping acquisition of shares by promoters and easier pricing framework for allotment of shares through preferential issue, he added.

To help companies having stressed assets raise capital through preferential allotment, Sebi has relaxed pricing methodology for such issues and exempted allottees from open offer obligations.

 

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