Enhanced Obligations and Responsibilities on Qualified Stock Brokers (QSBs)
Legal Category: SEBI
Rule ACT: Securities Contracts (Stock Exchanges and Clearing Corporations) Regulations
Update Type: Circular
Notification Date: 06, Feb, 2023
Notification No: SEBI/HO/MIRSD/MIRSD-PoD-1/P/CIR/2023/24
Description: 1. The Securities and Exchange Board of India has vide Gazette Notification dated January 17, 2023, amended the SEBI (Stock Broker) Regulations, 1992 for designating certain stock brokers, having regard to their size and scale of operations, likely impact on investors and securities market, as well as governance and service standards, as Qualified Stock Brokers (QSBs),on the basis of certain parameters and appropriate weightages thereon.
2. The Stock Broker designated as a QSB shall be required to meet enhanced obligations and discharge responsibilities to ensure appropriate governance structure, appropriate risk management policy and processes, scalable infrastructure and appropriate technical capacity, framework for orderly winding down, robust cyber security framework, and investor services including online compliant redressal mechanism.
3. This circular details the parameters which shall be considered for designating a stock broker as QSB, enhanced obligations and responsibilities which shall be cast on such QSBs and guidelines on enhanced monitoring of QSBs which shall be carried out by Market Infrastructure Institutions (MIIs).