Corporate Debt Market Development Fund:
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has introduced the ‘Corporate Debt Market Development Fund’ to prevent financial crisis.
- The ‘Corporate Debt Market Development Fund (CDMDF) is a backstop facility for specified debt funds during market dislocations.
- The fund is intended to provide liquidity support in the event of a financial crisis.
- It aims to instil confidence amongst the participants in the corporate bond market and to generally enhance secondary market liquidity.
- The proposed CDMDF will have an initial corpus of Rs 3,000 crore contributed by mutual funds.
- The government has approved a 10-time leverage of the fund (Additional corpus), thus CDMDF may raise funds up to Rs 30,000 crore.
- Contributions to the fund can be done by the specified debt-oriented mutual fund schemes and asset management companies of mutual funds.
- This fund is guaranteed by the National Credit Guarantee Trust Company (NCGTC) and the backstop facility will be managed by SBI Mutual Fund.
- Specified mutual fund schemes will have access to the fund for selling securities during market dislocation.
- This access is proportional to the contribution made to the fund at a mutual fund level.