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In 2008, SEBI declared that art funds are collective investment schemes as per its regulations issued in 1999. In 2012, it dismissed a complaint filed by an investor against Osian's Art fund saying that the case does not fall under its purview. What exactly is happening?
Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) are rampant across the country but the market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) which regulates CIS is unable to spot them. But when it does a flip flop over the most celebrated recent case of CIS, on wonders does it really intend to apply the CIS rules seriously. Indeed, the way it has changed its stance over the years regarding regulation of art funds, especially Osian's Art Fund, makes one wonder, whether the market regulator is under some kind of amnesia.
You wonder what will be SEBI’s next step and when it will take that step. After all, the regulator is not accountable to work within a specific timeframe. Osian’s Art Fund was a three-year close-ended fund launched in June 2006.
It raised Rs102.40 crore from 656 unit-holders across 39 cities, most of them high net-worth individuals (HNIs). The scheme used to declare NAVs showing 30% returns, but when it was time for redemption, the money wasn’t forthcoming. The scheme was wound up on 10 July 2009.
The turn of events, change in stance by SEBI in the Osian's case makes one wonder, what exactly is happening. Is the market regulator under amnesia so much so that it does not even remember its own regulations, advisory and stance taken earlier? Or are Osian’s lawyers too ‘persuasive’?