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  • 25 November, 2022

  • 5 Min Read

Finfluencers

Finfluencers

  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is drafting regulations for "finfluencers," as they are also referred to.
  • Finfluencers are persons who use open social media platforms to share their personal stories and recommendations regarding money and stock investments.
  • Their films offer advice on setting a budget, investing, purchasing real estate, using cryptocurrencies, and monitoring market trends.

What is the purpose of the rules?

  • There are now significantly more "unregistered" investment advisors offering unasked-for "stock" suggestions on social media networks.
  • Additionally, several businesses employed finfluencers to increase the value of their stock using social media sites.
  • There is no distinction between listed and unlisted businesses when it comes to fraud, and this is especially true given that technology dangers and digital data thefts are on the rise.
  • Diversion of money or assets results in a financial crisis, anarchy, a loss of shareholder wealth, an ethical problem, and reputational harm.

About SEBI.

  • In compliance with the terms of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992, SEBI was founded as a statutory entity in 1992.
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India's core responsibilities include promoting and regulating the securities market as well as safeguarding the interests of investors in securities.
  • India's Mumbai is where it has its headquarters.

Structure:

The following individuals will make up the SEBI Board: -

  • Chairman
  • Two people chosen among the Central Government Ministry's staff members who deal with finance
  • One representative from the Reserve Bank of India's staff
  • Five more members, of whom at least three must be full-time employees, will be chosen by the national government.
  • Whenever necessary, SEBI also appoints various committees to investigate the most important topics at hand.

A Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT)

  • It has also been established to defend the rights of organisations who feel wronged by SEBI's judgement.
  • A Presiding Officer and two more Members make up SAT.
  • It has the same authority as a civil court does. Additionally, anyone who feels wronged by the SAT's decision or order may file an appeal with the Supreme Court.

Source: The Hindu


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