State the protective functions of Securities and Exchange Board of India.
Protective functions of Securities and Exchange Board of India:
i. One of the major objectives of SEBI is to check malpractices such as insider trading, violation of rules and non-adherence to the Companies Act.
ii. SEBI provides investors with information about companies as required by them.
iii. SEBI provides guidelines related to investment in securities in this way, it enables investors to take well-informed decisions.
iv. SEBI provides a code of conduct for the trade practices of various intermediaries such as brokers and merchant bankers. It keeps a check on the activities of these intermediaries and provides them a competitive environment.