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Amendment to SEBI (Portfolio Managers) Regulations, 1993

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA
EXTRAORDINARY
PART III SECTION 4
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY
NEW DELHI, February 10, 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA
NOTIFICATION
Mumbai, the 10th February, 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA
(PORTFOLIO MANAGERS) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2012

No. LAD-NRO/GN/2011-12/37/3689 – In exercise of the powers conferred by section 30 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (15 of 1992), the Board hereby makes the following Regulations to further amend the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Portfolio  Managers) Regulations, 1993, namely:-

1. These Regulations may be called the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Portfolio Managers) (Amendment) Regulations, 2012.
2. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
3. In the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Portfolio Managers) Regulations, 1993: –

(i) in regulation 15(1A),-
(a) for the words five lacs the words twenty five lacs shall be substituted;
(b) the following provisos shall be inserted, namely:-

Provided that the minimum investment amount per client shall be applicable for new clients and fresh investments by existing clients: 2
Provided further that existing investments of clients, as on date of notification of Securities and Exchange Board of India (Portfolio Managers) (Amendment) Regulations, 2012, may continue as such till maturity of the investment.

(ii) in regulation 16(8),-
(a) after the words listed securities, the words or unlisted securities shall be inserted;
(b) in second proviso, for the full stop, a colon shall be substituted;
(c) after the second proviso, the following shall be inserted, namely:-

Provided further that the portfolio manager shall segregate each client™s holding in unlisted securities in separate accounts in respect of investment by new clients and fresh investments by existing clients:

Provided further that existing investments in unlisted securities of clients, as on date of notification of Securities and Exchange Board of India (Portfolio Managers) (Amendment) Regulations, 2012 may continue as such till maturity of investment.
(iii) in Schedule V, under the heading MODEL DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT FOR PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT, in item III after clause 13(ii), for the words Name and signature of all the Directors of Portfolio Manager the words Name and signature of at least two Directors of Portfolio Manger shall be substituted.

U. K. SINHA
CHAIRMAN
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA 3

Footnotes:
1. The principal regulations, SEBI (Portfolio Managers) Regulations, 1993 were issued under S.O. No. SEBI/LE/93/III dated January 7, 1993 published in the Gazette of India, Part II, Section 3(ii) dated January 7, 1993.
2. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Portfolio Managers) Regulations, 1993, were subsequently amended on:
a. November 28, 1993 by, SEBI (Portfolio Managers) (Amendment) Regulations, 1993 published in the Official Gazette vide S.O. No. 939(E).
b. November 28, 1995 by SEBI (Payment of Fees) (Amendment) Regulations, 1995 vide S.O No.939 (E).
c. January 05, 1998 by SEBI (Portfolio Managers) (Amendment) Regulations, 1998 published in the Official Gazette vide S.O.No. 20 (E).
d. September 30, 1999 by SEBI (Portfolio Managers) (Amendment) Regulations, 1999 published in the Official Gazette vide S.O. No. 793 (E).
e. February 22, 2000 by SEBI (Portfolio Managers)(Amendment) Regulations, 2000 published in the Official Gazette vide S.O. No. 146 (E).
f. March 28, 2000 by SEBI (Appeal to Securities Appellate Tribunal) (Amendment) Regulations, 2000 published in the Official Gazette vide S.O no. 278(E).
g. May 29, 2001 by SEBI (Investment Advice by Intermediaries)(Amendment) Regulations, 2001 vide S.O no. 476 (E).
h. September 27, 2002 by SEBI (Procedure for Holding Enquiry by Enquiry Officer and Imposing Penalty) Regulations, 2002 vide S.O. No. 1045 (E).
i. October 11, 2002 by SEBI (Portfolio Managers) (Amendment) Regulations, 2002 vide S.O no. 1087 (E).
j. March 10, 2004 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Criteria for Fit and Proper Person) Regulations, 2004 vide S.O. No. 398(E).
k. May 27, 2004 by SEBI (Portfolio Managers) (Amendment) Regulations, 2004 vide S.O no. 654 (E).
l. July 5, 2006 by SEBI (Portfolio Managers) (Amendment) Regulations, 2006 vide S.O no. 997 (E). 4
m. September 7, 2006 by SEBI (Portfolio Managers) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2006 vide S.O no. 1450 (E).
n. November 30, 2006 by SEBI (Portfolio Managers) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2006 vide S.O No. 2053 (E).
o. May 26, 2008 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Intermediaries) Regulations, 2008 vide Notification No. LAD/NRO/GN/2008/11/126538.
p. August 11, 2008 by SEBI (Portfolio Managers) (Amendment) Regulations, 2008 vide Notification No. LAD-NRO/GN/2008/19/134764.

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