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How to become an Investment Adviser

Investment adviser means any person, who for consideration, is engaged in the business of providing investment advice to clients or other persons or group of persons.

By virtue of (INVESTMENT ADVISERS) REGULATIONS, 2013 SEBI has made registration compulsorily to act as investment advisor. It is a step towards Investor protection. It aims to prohibit unqualified and inexperienced persons/entities from providing investment advises , which results in loss to investors. Recently, SEBI has suspended several persons who have been acting as investment advisors without seeking registration under SEBI. By the newly implemented regulations SEBI, clarified qualifications required to get registered as investment advisors and exempted certain group of persons/entities from registration ..

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Get registered to become Investment Advisor

Persons wishing to act as investment advisors has to compulsorily registered with the market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). The SEBI (Investment Advisers) Regulations, 2013 (“IA Regulations”) were notified on January 21,2013 and have come into effect from April 21, 2013. . All the persons acting as an investment adviser before the […]

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Insurance companies can now invest in AIF-IRDA

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) permits insurance companies to invest in Category I & Category II Alternative Investment Funds (AIF) related to infrastructure and SME sectors. By a Circular dated March 18, 2013, insurers are permitted to invest in Category I & II AIFs under the extant SEBI Regulations.

The permitted Funds in Category I are Infrastructure Fund, SME Fund

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