The Mode (Webinar Mode/Physical Mode) of Conference will be communicated in November/December.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Securities and Exchange Board of India [SEBI] and National Institute of Securities Markets [NISM] are glad to invite academicians, researchers, students and other stakeholders to participate in the Third SEBI-NISM Research Conference on “Investing in Recovery: Challenges and Opportunities for Indian Securities Markets”. The conference is to be held during 24-25 February, 2022.

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 in the areas of Finance across the globe.

KEY THEMES

Broad conference themes include the following:
  • Capital Markets in the Changing Context;
  • Sustainable Finance;
  • Culture of Equity and Long-Term Investment by Households;
  • Role of the Social Stock Exchanges;
  • Evolving Market Landscape;
  • Indian Commodity Markets.

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

KEY DATES

  • Dates for the Conference: February 24-25, 2022
  • Last date for Submission of Final Paper: December 25, 2021
  • Announcement of Acceptance of Paper for Presentation latest byJanuary 30, 2022
  • Conference Registration Begins: February 05, 2022
  • Last Date for Registration: February 22, 2022

Prize Money

1.A lump sum amount of ₹5,000 will be awarded per selected paper to the author (to the first author only, if the paper is co-authored).
2.The conference will offer the Best Paper Award to three best papers (first, second and third) and will be awarded ₹30,000, ₹25,000 and ₹20,000 respectively, which will be announced at the valedictory session.

CONTACT US

For any queries contact:

Mr. Ashutosh Kumar
Email Id:ssir@nism.ac.in
Mobile No. : 9326022370/7506581992
WhatsApp No. : 7506581992

Conference Co-coordinator

Dr. Pradiptarathi Panda
Assistant Professor, NISM
Email- pradiptarathi.panda@nism.ac.in

Conference Coordinator

Dr. Deepali Dixit,
Deputy General Manager, SEBI
www.sebi.gov.in  

Conference Coordinator

Dr. Jatin TRIVEDI
Associate Professor, NISM
Email:jatin.trivedi@nism.ac.in
www.nism.ac.in  

ABOUT – SEBI

SEBI was given statutory powers on April 12, 1992 in accordance with the provisions of the SEBI Act, 1992. SEBI is the 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 the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the regulator of the securities markets in India. The institute carries out a wide range of capacity building activities at various levels aimed at enhancing the quality standards in securities markets.

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

Detailed Programme Schedule will be uploaded later.

Academicians, researchers, 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 the specified dates. Final paper submission is to be done through Easychair click here for easy-chair link. 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 and original.
  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 that an adequate standard has been maintained and proposed subject of the submitted paper is as per the proposed themes of the conference.
  9. The author’s details including name, title, current position along with the name of the organisation, and contact details needs to be mentioned only in the title page. These details are not to be mentioned in the paper. The authors need to submit two files. One is the title page and another is the main 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.
  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. 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.
  6. 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.

 

Selection of Papers:

  1. Papers submitted on or before the timeline will only be considered.
  2. Decision of Selection Committee on acceptance/rejection of the paper will be final.
  3. A lump sum amount of ₹5,000 will be awarded per selected paper to the author (to the first author only, if the paper is co-authored).
  4. The conference will offer the Best Paper Award to three best papers (first, second and third) and will be awarded ₹30,000, ₹25,000 and ₹20,000 respectively, which will be announced at valedictory session.

REGISTRATION

Key Dates:

  • Dates for the Conference: February 24-25, 2022
  • Last date for Submission of Final Paper: December 25, 2021
  • Announcement of Acceptance of Paper for Presentation latest byJanuary 30, 2022
  • Conference Registration Begins: February 05, 2022
  • Last Date for Registration: February 22, 2022
 How to Register?

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

 

For registration contact:

Ashutosh Kumar,

Email id: ssir@nism.ac.in,

Mobile no.-9326022370/7506581992.

THEMES

Theme I-  Capital Markets in the Changing Context

  • Corporate Bonds – New Horizon for Corporate bonds -Post COVID; ETFs on Corporate Bonds;
  • Strained Government Finances and Role of Capital Markets in Financing Socio -Economic Infrastructure;
  • Interconnectedness and Contribution of Securities Market Regulators to Systemic Risk Management / Financial stability issues;
  • Capital Markets and Climate Challenges;
  • Financing for New-Age Technology Companies – Evolution, Challenges and Regulatory Response;
  • Use of Fintech in Securities Markets and Regulatory Implications (covering Block Chains, Financial Fraud Detection etc.);
  • Rising Influence of Institutional Investors in the Securities Markets;
  • Regulating Business Conduct: Lessons from Governance Failures;
  • Financial System Architecture and Stability during Pandemics;
  • Any other Relevant Issue.

 

Theme II: Sustainable Finance

  • Rise of ESG investing – Linkages with Financial Performance and Implications for Corporate Governance;
  • Impact of Non-Financial Disclosure and Sustainability Reporting by Companies.
  • Analysis of Ecosystem of Service Providers including ESG Rating & Data Providers and Impact Verification;
  • Role of Regulators in Supporting Capital Allocation to Sustainable Avenues and Addressing Green Washing;
  • Any other Relevant Issue.

 

Theme III: Culture of Equity and Long Term Investment by Households

  • MFs vs. ETFs vs. Direct Investment – Retailization of Stock Market: Bane or Boon;
  • Emerging Trends in Passive Investing: New products, Impact on Market Efficiency and Lessons for Capital Market Regulators;
  • Asset Classes and Long Term Investment through Crises – Comparative Perspective;
  • Rationality in Stock Markets;
  • Any other Relevant Issue.

 

Theme IV: Role of the Social Stock Exchanges

  • Use of Innovative Fund Raising Instruments and Blended Finance for SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Financing;
  • Reducing Trust Deficit in Social Sector – Challenges and Solutions to Enable Fund Raising, Measuring Social Impact, Role of Social Auditors;
  • Enabling Regulation for Creation of a Social Stock Exchange;
  • Any other Relevant Issue.

 

Theme V: Evolving Market Landscape

  • Special Purpose Acquired Vehicles – Are we Ready for the Same;
  • Inter-Operability of Clearing Corporations – Lessons and Way Forward;
  • Listing Norms for Startups, SME and Main Board Companies: Need of the Hour;
  • REITs/InVITs as Vehicles of Infrastructure Growth;
  • Any other Relevant Issue.

 

Theme VI: Indian Commodity Markets

  • Delivery Standards in Gold;
  • Role of Gold Spot Exchanges;
  • Hedging Effectiveness;
  • Any other Relevant Issue

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    Frequently Asked Questions

     

    Q1. How the conference will be organised?

    Ans: The Mode (Webinar Mode/Physical Mode) of Conference will be communicated in November/December.

     

    Q2. Will I get the publication opportunity?

    Ans: We will update about publication opportunity on the conference website very soon.

     

    Q3. Can I submit abstracts before full paper?

    Ans: No, you cannot submit abstracts. You need to submit full paper only.

     

    Q4.  Can I submit paper from other ways?

    Ans: No, you cannot submit your full paper through mail or drive links etc. You have to submit through EasyChair only. EasyChair Link will be updated on the website very soon.

     

    Q5. How to register?

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

    Registration Link for Participants will be provided on the date of opening of registration (February 05, 2022) under registration tab.

     

    Q6. Is there any fee for registration/paper submission?

    Ans: No, there is no fee for registration/paper submission.

     

    Q7. When will I receive the communication of Acceptance/Rejection of Paper for Presentation?

    Ans: Latest by January 30, 2022.

     

    Q8. 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.

     

    Q9. Can I get the extension for the submission of Full Paper?

    Ans: There is no extension for submission of Full Paper. You need to submit the full paper only by December 25, 2021 (12:00 midnight).

     

    Q10. Whom should I contact for further queries?

    Ans: Ashutosh Kumar, M: 9326022370, WhatsApp: 7506581992