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About the Conference

SEBI and NISM are glad to invite academicians, researchers, policy makers, regulators, students and other stakeholders to participate in the Fourth SEBI-NISM Research Conference on “Indian Securities Markets – The Next Agenda”. The conference is to be held during March 02-03, 2023 in physical mode at NISM Campus, Patalganga.

The goal of this conference is to continuously improve the research standards in securities markets, facilitate industry academia interaction and exchange of information and knowledge. The conference aims at providing a platform for every participant to share their unique perspectives, thoughts and knowledge.

This Conference is open for all the researchers, faculty members, market intermediaries, policy makers, regulators, students and other stakeholders in the areas of Finance across the globe.

Key Themes

  Broad conference themes include the following:

  • Financing for Growth – Innovation and Investor Protection;
  • Corporate Bond and Hybrids Market – The Agenda for a Complete Market;
  • Asset Management – Emerging Trends and Policy Lessons;
  • Market Risk and Supervision – The New Tech Landscape.

 Further details of themes are given under ‘Themes’ section.

Separate Category and Session for Young Researchers (YRs)

Further details of this Separate Category are given under the ‘Call for Papers’ section.

Key Dates

  Dates for the Conference: March 02-03, 2023

  Last date for Paper Submission: January 10, 2023

  Announcement of Paper Acceptance: January 30, 2023

  Commencement of Registration: January 24, 2023

  Registration Ends by: February 24, 2023

Contact Us

For any queries related to paper submission contact:
Mr. Shiba Prasad Mohanty
Email Id: conference@nism.ac.in
Mobile No.:  8903119925
WhatsApp No.: 8903119925

For registration-related queries contact:
Mr. Ashutosh Kumar
Email Id: ssir@nism.ac.in
Mobile No.: 9326022370/7506581992
WhatsApp No.: 7506581992

Conference Coordinators

  Please contact the conference coordinators for any clarification on conference theme and presentations.

SEBINISM
Mr. Laltu Pore
Assistant General Manager, SEBI
Dr. Jatin Trivedi
Associate Professor, NISM
Email: jatin.trivedi@nism.ac.in
Mr. Vipul Khandelwal
Assistant Manager, SEBI
Dr. Kapil Shrimal
Associate Professor, NISM
Email: kapil.shrimal@nism.ac.in

About SEBI

 SEBI is the apex regulator of the Indian securities market. The Preamble of SEBI describes the basic functions of SEBI as “…to 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.”

 For more details please visit www.sebi.gov.in.

About NISM

 The National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) is a public trust established in 2006 by SEBI. The institute carries out a wide range of capacity building activities at  various levels aimed at enhancing the quality standards and increase the participation in the securities markets. The institute’s six schools of excellence work towards  creating a professionalized securities markets.

 For more details please visit www.nism.ac.in.

Detailed Programme Schedule will be uploaded later.

Call for Papers

 

Academicians, researchers, policy makers, regulators, students and other stakeholders are invited to submit full papers related to the specified themes only.

Final papers are to be submitted on or before December 30, 2022. Final paper submission is to be done through Easychair.

To submit paper, click here.

Paper Submission Guidelines

 

  • Paper can be submitted under two different categories:
    1. Regular Category (RC)
    2. Young Researcher (YR) Category
  • The submission link in easy chair will be same for both categories.
  • Same author cannot submit papers under both categories i.e. YR Category and Regular Category.
  • Selected authors from YR Category will have to provide Proof for Date of Birth and Proof of education level from the HoD of their Department or schools/PhD guide on letter head during submission of their papers.
  • Those submitting papers in YRs category have to state the paper title as YRC – title of paper. Regular Category researchers needs to mention paper title only. Further details are provided in submission guidelines.
  • Papers not submitted as per the submission guidelines will not be accepted.

Additional Guidelines for First Time Authors:

 

The guidelines for the paper submission are –

  1. There will be only one paper by one author/co-author.
  2. Only empirical papers will be considered for this conference.
  3. Papers shall not be longer than 10,000 words excluding bibliography and references.
  4. Papers shall be based on data sourced from authentic sources only. The source of data used/referred in the paper should be clearly mentioned.
  5. Papers needs to be submitted in pdf/word along with a maximum of 5 key words along with Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) codes.
  6. The paper should be unpublished, original and empirical.
  7. The plagiarism of the paper should not exceed 25%. If it exceeds will not be considered for the review process.
  8. All papers will be blind reviewed to ensure an adequate standard, proposed subject of the submitted abstract has been followed, length of paper.
  9. The author’s details including name, title, current position along with the name of the organisation, and contact details need not to be mentioned in the full paper.
  10. No changes will be allowed in the paper title, paper and authorship after submission.
  11. Footnotes can be used but end notes need to be avoided.
  12. Authors will be fully responsible for the accuracy of the data used in the manuscripts. Due reference needs to be given in the paper for the same.
  13. Bibliographical references need to be cited using the American Psychological Association (APA) style.
  14. All tables need to be numbered in Arabic numerals and should always be cited in the text with consecutive numbers. Each table should contain a ‘’Title of the Table’’. Footnotes of the table should be in subscript lowercase letters and needs to be placed below the table body. The table font should be 10, times new roman and it should be properly aligned. Table numbers and figures/charts numbers should ideally come above the tables and charts.
  15. Paper should be in Times New Roman Font with a font size of 12 and spacing of 1.5 between the lines.
  16. All figures need to be numbered and titled in chronological order. The figures should not be blurred.
  17. Paper layout should be One-column Portrait.
  18. Any violation of the rules given above will cause for the rejection of the paper.

Bibliographic References:

 

  1. References should include (a) Author’s surname, initials as it appears on the cited works, (b) Year of publication, (c) “Title of the paper”, (d) Name of the Journal, (e) Volume number, (f) (Issue number), and (g) Page references.
  2. References must appear at the end of the manuscript and not as footnotes on each page.
  3. Each source cited in the paper must appear in the reference list; likewise, each entry in the reference list must be cited in the text portion of the paper.
  4. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work.
  5. Authors’ names need to be inverted (last name first); give the last name and initials for all authors of a particular work for up to and including seven authors.
  6. All major words in journal titles needs to be capitalize. When referring to books, chapters, articles, or webpages, capitalize only the first letter of the first word of a title and subtitle.
  7. An example of bibliographic reference is given below-

Sims, C. A., Stock, J. H., and Watson, M. (1990), Inference in Linear Time Series Models with Some Unit Roots, Econometrica58, 113–144.

Separate Category and Session for Young Researchers (YRs):

 

Objective behind organizing Research Conference is to promote research in the area of securities markets in India especially providing a platform for Students/Young Researchers (YRs). In the past three conferences we received a mix of papers both from the experienced researchers as well as from the budding ones. In this conference, we will be accepting papers that deal with various issues concerning securities markets from YRs. The aim is to provide a platform to YRs to showcase their research ideas and solicit feedback and guidance so as to enhance the relevance and quality of their papers. This will be a half a day session (parallel session with other conference activities) with 4-5 papers/ideas/posters to be selected for the presentation.

  • This will be a half a day session (parallel session with other conference activities) with 4-5 papers/ideas/posters to be selected for the presentation.
  • The topics should be related to securities markets and not restricted only to the conference themes.
  • Participants can be under-graduate, graduate, PG students or young researchers pursuing full time PhD with any university and below 35 years of age.

Criteria for Selection of Papers and Awards:

 

  1. Papers submitted on or before the timeline will only be considered.
  2. The papers submitted under the regular category should be strictly as per themes provided in the call for papers.
  3. Further, for the submitted papers, more weightage will be given to the paper providing suggestions for achieving and improving SEBI’s broader objectives i.e. to 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.
  4. Decision of Selection Committee on acceptance /rejection of the paper will be final.
  5. An amount of ₹10,000 will be awarded per selected paper to the author (to the first author only, if the paper is co-authored) under Regular Category. There will be no such award for submissions under YRs Category.
  6. There will be three Best Paper Awards (first, second and third) under Regular Category and will be awarded ₹45,000, ₹35,000 and ₹25,000 respectively, which will be announced at the valedictory session. There will be a cash prize of ₹15,000 for the best paper under YRs category.

Key Dates:

Dates for the Conference: March 02-03, 2023

Last date for Paper Submission:  January 10, 2023

Announcement of Paper Acceptance: January 30, 2023

Commencement of Registration: January 24, 2023

Registration Ends by: February 24, 2023

How to Register?

All interested participants including paper presenters will register through registration link.

Please read the Registration Guidelines before RegisteringClick Here

4th SNRC-Registration for International Participants- Click Here

4th SNRC – Registration for Indian Participants-Click Here

4th SNRC – Accommodation Charges – Click Here

Registration Fees:

Registration Fees for Indian Participants: ₹1,500 (Inclusive of GST)
Registration Fees for International Participants: $50 (Inclusive of GST)

Accommodation Charges for all Participants**:

Per day Deluxe AC Room (Double Occupancy): ₹1,500 + Applicable GST
Per day Deluxe AC Room (Single Occupancy): ₹1,250 + Applicable GST
Per day Non-AC Room (Double Occupancy): ₹1,000 + Applicable GST
Per day Non-AC Room (Single Occupancy): ₹750 + Applicable GST

**Cost of Food is included with Registration Charges.
Note: Paper presenters (i.e. authors whose papers are selected for presentation in the conference) need not pay Registration charges and
accommodation charges.

 

For registration-related queries contact:
Mr. Ashutosh Kumar
Email Id: ssir@nism.ac.in
Mobile No.: 9326022370/7506581992
WhatsApp No.: 7506581992

Key Themes

 

  1. Financing for Growth – Innovation and Investor Protection
    • Financing Innovative and Growth Companies through Public Markets – Focus on Investor Protection
    • The Last Decade in Securities Markets: Analysis of Growth and Lessons
    • ESG Financing – Standards and Benchmarks relevant to Emerging Markets
    • Financing through Social Stock Exchange – Potential Size & Scale in India (given the extent of current charitable/ impact financing in India)
    • Any Other Related Topic
  1. Corporate Bond and Hybrids Market – The Agenda for a Complete Market
    • Challenges and Instruments for Financing Different Stages of Infrastructure Projects – Lessons for Corporate Bond and Hybrids Market in India (including REITs and InvITs)
    • Corporate Bond Liquidity – Drivers, Challenges and Global Benchmarks
    • Role of Mutual Funds in Development of Corporate Bond Market (including investments by mutual funds in debt and support by mutual fund industry to creating a broader eco-system for corporate debt market viz. Limited Purpose Clearing Corporation, Market Making, Stress Period Backstop Facility, etc.)
    • Retail Participation in Hybrid Products viz. REITs, InvITs – Prospects and Challenges
    • Any Other Related Topic
  1. Asset Management – Emerging Trends and Policy Lessons
    • Passive Investing – Regulatory Approach for Indian Context vs. Developed Markets
    • Mutual Funds – Impact of SIPs and Lumpsum Investments on Investors’ Returns
    • Risk Management in Mutual Fund Debt Schemes – A Global Comparison
    • Fintech and Financial Inclusion in Capital Market – The New Regulatory Template
    • Any Other Related Topic
  1. Market Risk and Supervision – The New Tech Landscape
    • Insider Trading Supervision – Alternative Data Driven Approaches and their Efficacy
    • Product Suitability in F&O, High Risk Mutual Funds, AIFs, PMS – Tech Led Investor Education and Risk Management
    • How Account Aggregators can be a Game Changer in the Capital Markets?
    • Any Other Related Topic

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q1. How the conference will be organized?
    Ans: The Conference will be organized in Physical Mode at the below address.
    NISM Campus,
    Plot No. IS 1 & IS 2, Patalganga Industrial Area,
    Mohopada, Rasayani, District Raigad,
    Near Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra – 410222.
    Land Line: + 91- 2192-668300

    Q2. Will I get the publication opportunity*?
    Ans: Yes, selected and presented papers will be provided with an opportunity to publish in journals given on the conference website. The publication is subject to the Journal’s review process and the author’s consent. For Journal details please refer the conference website home page.

    Q3. What are the criteria to get certification of participation?
    Ans: Registered Participants who attend the conference on both days at NISM Campus, Patalganga will be given participation certificate. The certificate will be distributed at the campus registration desk on Day 2 of the conference, just before the valedictory session.
    Note: Conference Committee’s decision will be final in this matter.

    Q4. Can I submit abstracts before full paper?
    Ans: No, participants need not submit abstracts. You have to submit full paper only before the deadline provided for the same on the website.

    Q5. Can I submit paper from other ways?
    Ans: No, participants cannot submit full paper through mail or drive links etc. You have to submit through EasyChair only.

    Q6. What are the criteria for Young Researcher (YR) Category?
    Ans: The submission link in easy chair will be same for both categories.
    •Same author cannot submit papers under both categories i.e., Young Researcher (YR) Category and Regular Category.
    •Participants can be under-graduate, graduate, PG students or young researchers pursuing full time PhD with any university and below 35 years of age.
    •Selected authors from YR Category will have to provide Proof for Date of Birth and Proof of education level from the HoD of their Department or Schools/PhD guide on letter head during submission of their papers.
    •Those submitting papers in YRs category have to state the paper title as YRC – title of paper. Regular Category researcher should mention paper title only. Further details are provided in submission guidelines.
    •Papers not submitted as per the submission guidelines will not be accepted.

    Q7. Will I get the publication opportunity under Young Researcher (YR) Category?
    Ans: As of now there are no opportunities for publication in journals for YR category. However, we may have tie ups that can provide for the same.

    Q8. Will I get any award under Young Researcher (YR) Category?
    Ans: There will be a cash prize of ₹15,000 for one best paper only under YR category.

    Q9. How to register?
    Ans: All interested participants will have to register through registration link.

    Please read the Registration Guidelines before Registering- Click Here
    4th SNRC-Registration for International Participants- Click Here
    4th SNRC – Registration for Indian Participants-Click Here
    4th SNRC – Accommodation Charges – Click Here

    Q10. Is there any fee for registration and accommodation?
    Ans: Yes, there is fee for registration and accommodation (Cost of Food is included with Registration Charges).
    Participants who plan to stay at the campus will have to additionally pay the accommodation charges based on their travel plans. Hence, registration fees and accommodation fees have to be paid for separately by the participants.

    Registration Fees:
    Registration Fees for Indian Participants: ₹1,500 (Inclusive of GST)
    Registration Fees for International Participants: $50 (Inclusive of GST)
    Accommodation Charges for all Participants**:
    Per day Deluxe AC Room (Double Occupancy): ₹1,500 + Applicable GST
    Per day Deluxe AC Room (Single Occupancy): ₹1,250 + Applicable GST
    Per day Non-AC Room (Double Occupancy): ₹1,000 + Applicable GST
    Per day Non-AC Room (Single Occupancy): ₹750 + Applicable GST
    **Cost of Food is included with Registration Charges.

    Q11. When will I receive the communication of Acceptance/Rejection of Paper for Presentation?
    Ans: Kindly refer the conference webpage for the timelines.

    Q12. How will I receive the communication of Acceptance/Rejection of Paper for Presentation?
    Ans: You will receive the communication of Acceptance/Rejection of Paper for Presentation via mail or directly from EasyChair.

    Q13. Can I get the extension for the submission of Full Paper?
    Ans: There will be no extension for submission of Full Paper. If there is an extension the same will be communicated on the conference webpage.

    Q14. Whom should I contact for further queries?
    Ans: For any queries related to paper submission contact:
    Mr. Shiba Prasad Mohanty
    Email Id: conference@nism.ac.in
    Mobile No.: 8903119925
    WhatsApp No.: 8903119925

    For registration-related queries contact:
    Mr. Ashutosh Kumar
    Email Id: ssir@nism.ac.in
    Mobile No.: 9326022370/7506581992
    WhatsApp No.: 7506581992