New Delhi, April 14, 2017

Markets regulator Sebi today said stock exchanges operating in international financial services centres (IFSCs) may allow trading in equity derivatives.

However, this is subject to prior approval by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi).

Besides, Sebi-registered Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs), as well as eligible entities operating in IFSCs, will be eligible to trade in derivatives on equity shares.

The decision has been taken after taking into account recommendations of Sebi's risk management review committee.

“The recognised stock exchanges operating in IFSC may permit dealing in 'derivatives on equity shares', subject to prior approval of Sebi,“ the regulator said.

 Sebi said that market-wide position limit (MWPL) for 'derivatives on equity shares' will be equal to 10% of the number of shares held by non-promoters in the relevant underlying security.

[The Economic Times]