This book focuses on the regulatory aspect of retail investor protection in the context of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) in the Indian securities market. The book captures the salient policy changes that have transformed the IPO markets in India from their rudimentary structure at their present advanced structure. While primary markets reforms in India have been an ongoing endeavor, there has been a renewed emphasis in the recent past on reforming the market keeping the retail investors in focus. Greater retail participation is the intended objective of the reforms agenda. The book assesses retail participation in all the IPOs that have been floated between the period 2012-2017 in terms of their subscriptions, size of investment and quantum of applications. The book also provides a concise overview of the significant legislative developments that have been enacted keeping the retail investor in focus.
Parimala Veluvali has been in academics for over a decade. Her academic and research interests are in the areas of Corporate and Securities laws, Corporate governance and Investor protection. A Fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, she also received her PhD from Symbiosis International (Deemed University) in 2014, under the Faculty of Law. She firmly believes in making the process of learning interesting. She has been teaching students at the Symbiosis Centre of Management Studies, Pune where she is presently working, management courses that interface with law. Small investor protection and the regulatory mechanism have been her core areas of research and she has contributed research papers and articles in reputed journals on these themes.
Chapter 1 Retail Investors in Indian IPO's - The Context.- Chapter 2 Retail Investor participation and protection in the context of IPOs- a review of extant literature.- Chapter 3 Legal framework and governing design for IPOs in India.- Chapter 4 Primary Market Transformation- the net effect of reforms.- Chapter 5 Retail shareholder protection under the new Indian Corporate Legislation.- Chapter 6 Retail participation in IPOs- Trends and Analysis.- Chapter 7 Retail Investor engagement.- Annexure 1 IPOs - Considered for Study Period - 01.04.2007 - 31.03.2017.- Figures.- Tables.