Common KYC norms for FIIs soon, says Chidambaram
“The government is working on converging all KYC norms and they (FIIs) will have common KYCs... The government will soon come out with a new set of norms that will have a common KYC across various regulators, be it pension, banking, stocks or insurance. There should be one KYC,” finance minister P Chidambaram informed the Rajya Sabha on Monday.
At present, if a new FII applies in India, it has to go through due diligence and once registered it has to go through KYC norms, he said.
The Union Budget 2013-14 has already proposed common KYC norms for all FIIs across the Sebi platform. Economic affairs secretary Arvind Mayaram had told The Indian Express that common KYC norms across all financial sector regulators would be second phase of this plan.
Meanwhile, replying to members’ queries when the Sebi (Amendment) Bill, 2013, was taken up for consideration and passage in the House, Chidambaram said the cumulative investment graph of FIIs in India is rising and further investments would help boost the equity markets.
“I am confident that with more investment coming in from FIIs, the Sensex and Nifty will continue to be on an upward trajectory and give good results,” Chidambaram said.
The finance minister also assured the House of serious action in matters of insider trading and said Sebi has been asked to step up systems
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