Amendment to SEBI (Alternative Investment Funds) Regulations, 2012 approved by SEBI Board:

In a board meeting on thursday, Sebi’s approved the proposal to amend SEBI (Alternative Investment Funds) Regulations, 2012 to provide a definition of ‘startup’ as specified by Government of India for the purpose of investment by Angel Funds. The amendment removes the list of restricted activities or sectors from the definition of Venture Capital Undertaking to provide flexibility to Venture Capital Funds registered under Category I Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) in making investments. 

The amendment allow AIFs, including Fund of AIFs, to simultaneously invest in units of other AIFs and directly in securities of investee companies subject to certain conditions and prescribe a Code of Conduct for AIF, Trustee and directors of the Trustee/Designated Partners/directors of the AIF, Manager, members of Investment Committee and key management personnel of AIF and Manager.