CfP: Investing in Recovery- Challenges and Opportunities for Indian Securities Markets at SEBI [Feb 24-25]: Submit by Dec 25

Submissions are invited for Investing in Recovery- Challenges and Opportunities for Indian Securities Markets on 24-25 February 2022. The last date of submission is 25 December.

About the Conference

Securities and Exchange Board of India [SEBI] and National Institute of Securities Markets [NISM] are glad to invite academicians, researchers, students and other stakeholders to participate in the Third SEBI-NISM Research Conference on “Investing in Recovery: Challenges and Opportunities for Indian Securities Markets”. The conference is to be held during 24-25 February, 2022.

The goal of this conference is to continuously improve the research standards in securities markets, facilitate industry academia interaction and exchange of information and knowledge. The conference aims at providing a platform for every participant to share their unique perspectives, thoughts and knowledge.

This Conference is open for all the researchers, faculty members, market intermediaries in the areas of Finance across the globe.

Themes

Theme I-  Capital Markets in the Changing Context

  • Corporate Bonds – New Horizon for Corporate bonds -Post COVID; ETFs on Corporate Bonds;
  • Strained Government Finances and Role of Capital Markets in Financing Socio -Economic Infrastructure;
  • Interconnectedness and Contribution of Securities Market Regulators to Systemic Risk Management / Financial stability issues;
  • Capital Markets and Climate Challenges;
  • Financing for New-Age Technology Companies – Evolution, Challenges and Regulatory Response;
  • Use of Fintech in Securities Markets and Regulatory Implications (covering Block Chains, Financial Fraud Detection etc.);
  • Rising Influence of Institutional Investors in the Securities Markets;
  • Regulating Business Conduct: Lessons from Governance Failures;
  • Financial System Architecture and Stability during Pandemics;
  • Any other Relevant Issue.

Theme II: Sustainable Finance

  • Rise of ESG investing – Linkages with Financial Performance and Implications for Corporate Governance;
  • Impact of Non-Financial Disclosure and Sustainability Reporting by Companies.
  • Analysis of Ecosystem of Service Providers including ESG Rating & Data Providers and Impact Verification;
  • Role of Regulators in Supporting Capital Allocation to Sustainable Avenues and Addressing Green Washing;
  • Any other Relevant Issue.

Theme III: Culture of Equity and Long Term Investment by Households

  • MFs vs. ETFs vs. Direct Investment – Retailization of Stock Market: Bane or Boon;
  • Emerging Trends in Passive Investing: New products, Impact on Market Efficiency and Lessons for Capital Market Regulators;
  • Asset Classes and Long Term Investment through Crises – Comparative Perspective;
  • Rationality in Stock Markets;
  • Any other Relevant Issue.

Theme IV: Role of the Social Stock Exchanges

  • Use of Innovative Fund Raising Instruments and Blended Finance for SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Financing;
  • Reducing Trust Deficit in Social Sector – Challenges and Solutions to Enable Fund Raising, Measuring Social Impact, Role of Social Auditors;
  • Enabling Regulation for Creation of a Social Stock Exchange;
  • Any other Relevant Issue.

Theme V: Evolving Market Landscape

  • Special Purpose Acquired Vehicles – Are we Ready for the Same;
  • Inter-Operability of Clearing Corporations – Lessons and Way Forward;
  • Listing Norms for Startups, SME and Main Board Companies: Need of the Hour;
  • REITs/InVITs as Vehicles of Infrastructure Growth;
  • Any other Relevant Issue.

Theme VI: Indian Commodity Markets

  • Delivery Standards in Gold;
  • Role of Gold Spot Exchanges;
  • Hedging Effectiveness;
  • Any other Relevant Issue

Important dates

  • Dates for the Conference: February 24-25, 2022
  • Last date for Submission of Final Paper: December 25, 2021
  • Announcement of Acceptance of Paper for Presentation latest by: January 30, 2022
  • Conference Registration Begins: February 05, 2022
  • Last Date for Registration: February 22, 2022

Registration

Registration Link for Participants will be provided on the date of opening of registration (February 05, 2022) under registration tab.

Prizes

  • A lump sum amount of ₹5,000 will be awarded per selected paper to the author (to the first author only, if the paper is co-authored).
  • The conference will offer the Best Paper Award to three best papers (first, second and third) and will be awarded ₹30,000, ₹25,000 and ₹20,000 respectively, which will be announced at the valedictory session.

Contact

Mr. Ashutosh Kumar
Email Id: ssir@nism.ac.in
Mobile No.: 9326022370/7506581992, 7506581992

Click here to view the official notification of Investing in Recovery- Challenges and Opportunities for Indian Securities Markets at SEBI.


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