After FMC order to cut Financial Technologies stake, MCX calls board meet on Dec 26

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: Dec 20 2013, 20:41pm hrs
A day after sector regulator severely indicted its promoter, Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd (MCX) has called a meeting of its board on December 26 to decide on FMCs order to cut promoters stake from 26% to 2%.

Forward Markets Commission (FMC) had ruled that Financial Technologies India Ltd (FTIL), the promoter and the largest shareholder, is not fit and proper person to continue to be a shareholder of 2% or more in the bourse.

According to sources, FMC had directed MCX to call a board meeting to decide on timeline for reducing FTILs stake in the commodity exchange. Accordingly, the MCX has scheduled its board meeting for December 26 to discuss this issue among other agenda.

Meanwhile, FTIL informed stock exchanges on Thursday that the company is examining the FMC order and would take appropriate steps in due course of time.

In its 80-page order, FMC said Jignesh Shah and his firm FTIL are not fit and proper to run any exchange and charged him of being the highest beneficiary in NSEL scam.

Shah is currently the chairman of FTIL which owns and runs National Spot Exchange (NSEL) where a R5,500 crore payment crisis is being probed by multiple agencies.