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[SEBI] Investment Of Own Funds By Clearing Corporations In IFSC

SEBI Circular SEBI/HO/MRD/DRMNP/CIR/P/2018/82 dated May 21, 2018 addressed to all recognized Clearing Corporations in International Financial Services Centre (IFSC), Investment of own funds (excluding funds lying in Core Settlement Guarantee Fund) by Clearing Corporations in IFSC, reads as follows:

1. 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.

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