Investor Protection Fund is the fund set up by the Stock Exchanges to meet the legitimate investment claims of the clients of the defaulting members that are not of speculative nature. In 1985, the Central Government had stipulated for the setting up of Investor Protection Fund by different stock exchange which were following varying practices with respect to management and disbursement from the IPF. In order to bring uniformity in the practices follow by stock exchanges in respect of IPF, SEBI has prescribed comprehensive guidelines for utilisation of IPF at the Stock Exchanges, in Oct. 2004. Based on the representations received from the stock exchanges and recommendations of the Secondary Market Advisory Committee (SMAC) time to time, SEBI had modified the clauses in the aforesaid guidelines.

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Investor Protection Fund shall be held in trust and shall vest in the Exchange or any other entity or authority, as may be specified by the Relevant Authority from time to time. Read more

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Investor Protection Fund will provide compensation against a genuine and bona-fide claim made by any client, who has either not received the securities bought from a trading member Read more