SEBI notifies certification requirements for distributors, employees of portfolio management servicestext_fields
Mumbai: SEBI has put in a new notification for certification requirements for the distributor and staff of portfolio management services.
As per the regulator, "the associated persons, engaged by a portfolio manager as a distributor of the portfolio management services, shall obtain certification from the National Institute of Securities Markets bypassing the NISM-Series-XXI-A: Portfolio Management Services (PMS) Distributors Certification Examination".
The recent SEBI notification said that portfolio manager, who engages or employs any such associated person who is a distributor of the Portfolio Management Services, after the date of the notification, shall ensure that such person obtains certification by passing the Portfolio Management Services (PMS) Distributors Certification Examination within one year from the date of their employment.
The portfolio managers will ensure that that all such associated persons who are distributors of the Portfolio Management Services as of the date of this notification obtain the certification by passing the Portfolio Management Services (PMS) Distributors Certification Examination within two years from the date of the notification.
Another notification said that the associated persons functioning as the principal officer of a Portfolio Manager or employees of the Portfolio Manager having decision making authority related to funding management shall obtain certification from the National Institute of Securities Markets bypassing the "NISM-Series-XXI-B: Portfolio Managers Certification Examination".