Useful Links

Investors will find links to important websites relating to Financial Market Regulators, Associations and important bodies that function in this domain.


National Securities Depository Limited

The enactment of Depositories Act in August 1996 paved the way for establishment of NSDL, the first depository in India. NSE joined hands with the Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) and the Unit Trust of India (UTI) to promote dematerialisation of securities. Together they set up National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL), the first depository in India.

National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Ltd. (NCDEX)

NCDEX is a public limited company incorporated on April 23, 2003 under the Companies Act, 1956. It obtained its Certificate for Commencement of Business on May 9, 2003. It commenced its operations on December 15, 2003. NCDEX is a nation-level, technology driven de-mutualised on-line commodity exchange with an independent Board of Directors and professional management. It is committed to provide a world-class commodity exchange platform for market participants to trade in a wide spectrum of commodity derivatives driven by best global practices, professionalism and transparency.

Power Exchange India Limited (PXIL)

Power Exchange India Limited (PXIL) is India’s first institutionally promoted Power Exchange that provides innovative and credible solutions to transform the Indian Power Markets.

PXIL’s unique combination of local insights and global perspectives helps its stakeholders to make better informed business and investment decisions, improves the efficiency of the power markets, and helps shape policies and projects.

India Venture Board (IVB)

IVB is an electronic market place and a community portal for increasing primary and secondary flow of venture capital and private equity investments in India by connecting various stakeholders in a venture capital investment cycle on a customized and credible platform.


NTREES is a web based electronic platform for receivables discounting initiated by NSE and SIDBI. This platform serves as a central marketplace for e-Discounting of receivables to the participants, namely Purchasers, Suppliers (mainly the MSME players) and the Financiers (Banks, Financial Institutions, NBFCs). NTREES has been able to provide the standardized base of operations considering a multiple participants’ scenario.

MSME Mentor

A free online platform, for professionals to submit their profiles in a simple format and for MSMEs to identify and reach experts they need, through a refined search mechanism.

Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (IVCA)

Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (IVCA) is a member based national organization that represents venture capital and private equity firms, promotes the industry within India and throughout the world and encourages investment in high growth companies.

Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

The Securities and Exchange Board of India was established on April 12, 1992 in accordance with the provisions of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992.

The Preamble of the Securities and Exchange Board of India describes the basic functions of the Securities and Exchange Board of India as " protect the interests of investors in securities and to promote the development of, and to regulate the securities market and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto"

Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

The Reserve Bank of India was established on April 1, 1935 in accordance with the provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.

The Preamble of the Reserve Bank of India describes the basic functions of the Reserve Bank as: " regulate the issue of Bank Notes and keeping of reserves with a view to securing monetary stability in India and generally to operate the currency and credit system of the country to its advantage."

Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA)

The Ministry is primarily concerned with administration of the Companies Act, 1956, other allied Acts and rules & regulations framed there-under mainly for regulating the functioning of the corporate sector in accordance with law.

Forward Markets Commission (FMC) 

Forward Markets Commission (FMC) headquartered at Mumbai, is a regulatory authority which is overseen by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Govt. of India. It is a statutory body set up in 1953 under the Forward Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1952.

Ministry of Finance - Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) 

DEA is the nodal agency of the Union Government to formulate and monitor country's economic policies and programmes having a bearing on domestic and international aspects of economic management.

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA)

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) was constituted as an autonomous body to regulate and develop the insurance industry. The IRDA was incorporated as a statutory body in April, 2000. The key objectives of the IRDA include promotion of competition so as to enhance customer satisfaction through increased consumer choice and lower premiums, while ensuring the financial security of the insurance market.