India's securities regulator introduced a three-tier system for stock exchanges to address conflicts arising from a stock exchange's listing on another.
The Securities and Exchange Board of India said it issued the new rules to address any conflicts arising out of a stock exchange's listing on another and to ensure their compliance with laws. The regulator's Jan. 27 circular came as BSE Ltd. is set to list on rival National Stock Exchange of India on Feb. 3. Separately, the NSE has initiated its IPO process after filing draft papers for the offering with SEBI in December 2016.
Under the rules, the listing department of the listing stock exchange will be responsible for monitoring compliance of the stock exchange that is getting listed. Further, the independent oversight committee of the listing stock exchange will exercise oversight at the second level to deal with potential conflicts.
An SEBI-constituted independent conflict resolution committee will have the final oversight role and will monitor potential conflicts between listed and listing stock exchanges on a regular basis.