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SEBI issues circular on Investment of own funds by Clearing Corporations in IFSC

Securities and Exchange Board of India

CIRCULAR

SEBI/HO/MRD/DRMNP/CIR/P/2018/82

May 21, 2018

All recognized Clearing Corporations in International Financial Services Centre (IFSC)

Dear Sir / Madam

Investment of own funds (excluding funds lying in Core Settlement Guarantee Fund) by Clearing Corporations in International Financial Services Centre (IFSC)

SEBI vide circular SEBI/HO/MRD/DRMNP/CIR/P/2016/54 dated May 04, 2016, has specified Investment policy of a clearing corporation.

2. Currently, the clearing corporations are permitted to invest their own funds as well as funds lying in Core Settlement Guarantee Fund in Fixed Deposits/ Central Government Securities and Liquid schemes of Debt Mutual Funds.
3. Upon review of investment instruments/avenues available for Clearing Corporations in IFSC and based on the feedback received, it has been decided to permit the Clearing Corporations in IFSC to invest their own funds in AAA rated Foreign Sovereign Securities. However, the investment in such AAA rated Foreign Sovereign Securities shall not exceed a limit of ten per cent of the total investible resources, excluding funds lying in Core Settlement Guarantee Fund of the Clearing Corporation.

4. This circular is being issued in exercise of powers conferred under Section 11 (1) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 to protect the interests of investors in securities and to promote the development of, and to regulate, the securities market.

Yours faithfully,
Sanjay Purao
General Manager
Division of Risk Management and New Products
Market Regulation Department
Email: sanjayp@sebi.gov.in

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