Insider Trading: Where Do We Draw the Line?

In an interesting two-part column series in the Mint (here and here), Govind Sankaranarayanan considers the broad academic debate surrounding insider trading. He makes at least two pertinent observations: (i) the line between insider trading that is considered acceptable and that which is improper is quite often blurred and difficult for regulators to segregate; and (ii) there is a need for regulators to undertake greater investigations and enforcements, which may not only act as greater deterrence but may also help set some boundaries between the permissible and the proscribed.

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Umakanth Varottil

Umakanth Varottil is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He specializes in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border investments. Prior to his foray into academia, Umakanth was a partner at a pre-eminent law firm in India.

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