Sebi’s concept—to differentiate sales and advice—is innovative and good
Shawn Brayman on financial planning trend abroad, investors paying for advice, on Sebi wanting to bifurcate advisers and distributors, and more
It has been more than 5 years since the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has been wanting to regulate distributors and financial advisers, one way or another. The Sebi Investment Adviser Regulations, 2013, too has been followed up by three consultation papers to strengthen it. As the regulator and participants debate over how investors should pay for advice and how sellers should get compensated, often trends in developed countries give us clues to which way the wind is blowing. Shawn Brayman, president and chief executive officer, PlanPlus Inc., a Canadian company that specialises in making financial planning, risk profiling and robo advisory tools for financial advisers, spoke to Mint about some trends in advanced markets.
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