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Vispi Bhathena, Secretary General
21, Dalal St, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
Phone Number: 
+91 22 22721930 / 40
+91­22­2272 1930

The Bombay Stock Exchange Brokers' Forum (BBF) has been one of the foremost association of intermediaries of Indian Capital Market. As of January 2018, BBF

- has a pan India membership of around 900 members consisting of broker-dealers of Indian Stock and Commodity Exchanges as well as Depository Participants

- is a member of international bodies like Asia Securities Forum (ASF), International Council of Securities Associations (ICSA) and International Forum for Investor Education (IFIE)

- is on the Board of ICSA representing Asia Region and currently chairing ICSA’s Emerging Market Committee (EMC)

- is a member of various Indian trade bodies like All India Association of Industries (AIAI), The Associated Chambers of Commerce of India (ASSOCHAM), Confederation of Indian Industry  (CII), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), Indian Merchant Chamber (IMC), MVIRDC World Trade Centre (WTC), Association of Business Communicators of India (ABCI) and Maharashtra Industrial & Economic Development Association (MIEDA)

- member of the Secondary Market Advisory Committee (SMAC) of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)


Our activities


- conducts regular seminars and programs on contemporary topics along with experts and with speakers from Government bodies, regulators, exchanges and depositories

- Is active in investor education with special focus on “young adults” having conducted around 1200 sessions pan India (including semi-urban areas) touching around 55,000 persons attempting to spread financial literacy and knowledge and awareness about capital markets and economy (Since January 2013)

- issues a monthly magazine called “Forum Views” (Capital Markets & Lifestyle magazine) an award winning publication covering Financial Markets in general and the activities of the BBF in particular.

- has conceptualized and published “Equity Operational Manual” and “Commodity Operational Manual” which attempts to hand hold the members of stock and commodity exchanges in their day to day operations.

- has in the past entered into collaborative Memorandum of Understandings with like-minded entities like Association of Stock Broking Companies Malaysia (ASCM), Federal Association of Securities Trading Firms - Frankfurt (BWF), Hong Kong Securities Association (HKSA), Korea Financial Investment Association (KOFIA), Maldives Stock Exchange (MSE), Philippine Association of Securities Brokers and Dealers, Inc. (PASBDI), Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) and Thai Securities Companies (ASCO)


Contact BBF


Mr. Anurag Bansal, Vice Chairman and Head - BBF International Affairs

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Dr. Vispi Rusi Bhathena, CEO

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