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Industry Structure & Developments
The Company is a Corporate Member of the National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) in the Capital Market, Future & Option and Currency Derivative Segments and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in the Capital Market Segment and the Company is a DP on CDSL and DR on CDSL and NSDL besides Registrars, Transfer Agent and a Merchant Banker.
The Company follows all the rules and regulations of the respective exchange for depository / SEBI.
Opportunities and Threats
The Company being a player in the financial market, the performance of the Company largely depends on the National and Global Capital Markets. The High volatility in the market along with higher inflation has intensified the competition. Your Company continues to achieve cost effectiveness through the application of technology. We have been fashioning our own responses to these challenges and we believe that we can turn them into opportunities, which can unlock growth for us in the future.
Growing Financial Services industrys share of wallet for disposable income.
Regulatory reforms would aid greater participation by all the class of investors
Leverage technology to enable best practices and process.
Slowdown in global liquidity flows
Intense competition from local and global players.
Unfavorable economic conditions
Macro-economic and industry developments
The Stock Market has been revolutionized by adopting modern technology, as the exchanges are now able to reach out to the far flung centers of the country with an efficient trading network for the benefit of retail customers. The Capital Market is most efficient when it discounts all informations in pricing of traded equity stocks. The maturity of the Stock Market has made it increasingly less risky through built-in information system made available to the participants over and above supervisory oversight. The ongoing efforts for further broadening and deepening of the Stock Market domestically and aligning the market with global trading system is not only expanding the customer base but also attracting more resources for investments.
The Indian broking industry is one of the oldest trading industries that have been around even before the establishment of the BSE in 1875. Despite passing through a number of changes in the post liberalization period, the industry has found its way towards sustainable growth.
The financial markets have been classified as cash market, derivatives market, debt market and commodities market. The sustained growth of the economy in the past couple of years has resulted in offering many diversified services related to IPOs, mutual funds, Company research etc. However, the core trading activity is still the predominant form of business, forming 90% of the trading volume.
The fragmented nature of the industry, coupled with increasing competition from large players in the retail and institutional broking side is likely to exert pressure on broking houses, hence the ability to maintain market share, margins and consequently, return ratios stands as a big question mark. Moreover, declining market turnover due to dwindling retail and institutional investor participation, significant correction in stock prices, dismal investment banking outlook and a worsening macroeconomic scenario do not bode well for brokerage firms.
Challenges, Risk, Concern
The Company faces normal business challenges of market competition in its business and needs to continuously seek attractive growth opportunities. The Company adopts suitable business strategies to counter these challenges.
As a part of the overall risk management strategy, the Company consistently insures its assets and generally follows a conservative financial profile by following prudent business practices.
Segment Wise or Product Wise Performance
The Company carries on Stock Broking which is its core activity, besides undertaking other Capital Market activities. The segment wise performance of the Company is as under:
|(Rs. in Lacs)|
|Securities Dealings & Broking||354.64||610.15|
|Registrar & Share Transfer Agent||39.72||47.71|
|Demat & Depository||10.24||10.88|
Internal Control System and their adequacy
The Company has a proper and adequate internal control system commensurate with its size and nature of business to meet the following objectives:-
Providing assurance regarding the effectiveness and efficiency of operations;
Efficient use and safeguarding of resources;
Compliance with policies, procedures and applicable laws and regulations; and
These systems are IT enabled which facilitate effective checks and tight monitoring of all parameters and control on continuous basis.
The Audit Committee actively reviews the adequacy and effectiveness of internal control systems and suggests improvements for strengthening them from time to time.
Risk assessment reports received from various departments are reviewed periodically and steps are initiated for elimination whenever needed.
Human Resource Development
The Company has a group of able and experienced employees. The Company believes that the quality of its employees is the key to its success in the long run. The Company continues to have cordial relations with its employees and provides personal development opportunities for all round exposure to them