Stocking up abroad

South Korea


As institutions outside Asia have fast built up their capital investment in the region in recent years, so too Asian entities' interest in overseas assets - particularly equities - is soaring, with South Korea a prevalent example. This trend is likely to prove a huge risk management challenge for the country's institutions, say dealers - all the more so given the vast amounts of capital involved.

Many of South Korea's investment trusts, government agencies and insurance companies have said in