SEBI prescribes standard format for trading preference for different exchanges

Under the new mechanism, all stock brokers are mandated to register their new clients on all the active stock exchanges after obtaining the trading preferences as per the format.

SEBI prescribes standard format for trading preference for different exchanges

Thursday June 22, 2023,

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Capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has prescribed a standard format for seeking the trading preference of clients for the same product in different exchanges.

Currently, clients have to give separate authorisation/letters in case they want to trade on different stock exchanges for a particular segment.

Based on the representations received and in consultation with stock exchanges, it has been decided to standardise the format of 'trading preferences' to ensure that clients are permitted to access all the stock exchanges in which the stock brokers are registered for the same segment, the regulator said.

Under the new mechanism, all stock brokers are mandated to register their new clients on all the active stock exchanges after obtaining the trading preferences as per the format.

For existing clients, the brokers are mandated to offer them access to all the active stock exchanges for the segments already opted by them, as a default mode, within three months, and inform their clients through email/ SMS.

The stock brokers will also provide a choice to their clients to opt out of such access by providing negative consent in this regard, and thereafter, the brokers will activate/deactivate the segments based on the preference of their clients.

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Clients will be given the choice to opt out of such access by providing negative consent, and the stock brokers shall activate/deactivate the segments based on the preference of clients.

The provisions of this circular will come into force from August 01, 2023, said SEBI.

The regulator also directed the exchanges to monitor the implementation and compliance of this circular through half-yearly internal audit and inspection of the stock brokers and communicate the same to the regulator through their monthly development report.


Edited by Swetha Kannan

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