Mumbai :  Market regulator Sebi is giving final touches to its new norms to regulate research analysts, which are aimed at warding off market manipulation through ‘independent’ reports on stocks and listed firms.

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) is currently analysing the comments submitted by the public and other stakeholders on its consultation paper and draft ‘Research Analyst Regulations’, while meetings are also being held with various participants in this regard, a senior official said.    Final norms would be issued soon after taking into account the entire consultation process, he added.

Those to be regulated through new norms include independent research analysts, intermediaries that employ research analysts and issues research reports, as also research analysts giving recommendations in the public media.

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