There are various intermediaries in the capital market, acting as a link between the investors and regulatory authorities. One among such intermediaries is merchant banker.
‘Merchant Banker’ means any person engaged in the business of issue management either by making arrangements regarding selling, buying or subscribing to securities or acting as manager, consultant, adviser or rendering corporate advisory services in relation to such issue management.
The activities of the merchant bankers in the Indian capital market are regulated by SEBI (Merchant Bankers) Regulations, 1992.
Regulation 3 of SEBI (Merchant Bankers) Regulations, 1992 lays down that an application by a person desiring to become merchant banker shall be made to SEBI in the prescribed form (Form A) seeking grant of a certificate of initial registration alongwith a non-refundable application fee as specified in Schedule II of these Regulations.
Here is a quiz on merchant bankers containing ten questions to test your knowledge.