The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has proposed new regulations for finfluencers, individuals who provide financial advice or recommendations on social media platforms. The proposed regulations would prohibit finfluencers from receiving any compensation from the products or services they promote, and they would also require finfluencers to disclose their financial interests and any conflicts of interest. The regulations are being proposed to protect investors from the risks of unregulated financial advice
SEBI is considering allowing mutual funds to charge higher expenses for direct plans. This is because direct plans have been growing at a much faster rate than regular plans in recent years. If SEBI goes ahead with this proposal, it could have a significant impact on investors, who could see their expenses go up by a few basis points. Investors can do a few things to prepare for this change, such as comparing the expense ratios of direct and regular plans, considering investing in index funds, and investing in direct plans through a discount broker.