Investor Charter in respect of Research Analyst (RA)
A. Vision and Mission Statements for investors
Invest with knowledge & safety.
Every investor should be able to invest in the right investment products based on their needs, manage and monitor them to meet their goals, access reports, and enjoy financial wellness.
B. Details of business transacted by the Research Analyst with respect to the investors.
• To publish a research report based on the research activities of the RA.
• To provide an independent unbiased view on securities.
• To offer unbiased recommendations, disclosing the financial interests in recommended securities.
• To provide research recommendations, based on analysis of publicly available information and known observations.
• To conduct an audit annually.
C. Details of services provided to investors (No Indicative Timelines)
• Onboarding of Clients
• Disclosure to Clients
o To distribute research reports and recommendations to the clients without discrimination.
o To maintain confidentiality w.r.t publication of the research report until made available in the public domain.
D. Details of grievance redressal mechanism and how to access it.
In case of any grievance/complaint, an investor should approach the concerned research analyst and shall ensure that the grievance is resolved within 30 days.
If the investor’s complaint is not redressed satisfactorily, one may lodge a complaint with SEBI on SEBI’s SCORES portal which is a centralized web-based complaint
redressal system. SEBI takes up the complaints registered via SCORES with the concerned intermediary for timely redressal. SCORES facilitates tracking the status of the complaint.
With regard to physical complaints, investors may send their complaints to: Office of Investor Assistance and Education, Securities and Exchange Board of India, SEBI Bhavan. Plot No. C4-A, ‘G’ Block, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (E), Mumbai – 400 051.
E. Expectations from the investors (Responsibilities of investors)
i. Always deal with SEBI registered Research Analysts.
ii. Ensure that the Research Analyst has a valid registration certificate.
iii. Check for the SEBI registration number.
iv. Please refer to the list of all SEBI registered Research Analysts which is available on SEBI website at the following link:
v. Always pay attention to disclosures made in the research reports before investing.
vi. Pay your Research Analyst through banking channels only and maintain duly signed receipts mentioning the details of your payments.
vii. Before buying securities or applying in the public offer, check for the research recommendation provided by your research Analyst.
viii. Ask all relevant questions and clear your doubts with your Research Analyst before acting on the recommendation.
ix. Inform SEBI about Research Analysts offering assured or guaranteed returns.
I. Do not provide funds for investment to the Research Analyst.
II. Don’t fall prey to luring advertisements or market rumors.
III. Do not get attracted to limited period discounts or other incentives, gifts, etc. offered by Research Analysts.
IV. Do not share login credentials and passwords of your trading and Demat accounts with the Research Analyst.