FSC to boost investor participation in derivatives but faces industry scepticism
Regulator hopes to revive flagging derivatives market
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The cost of credit protection on a wide range of firms fell in early trading today, while spreads widened on Spanish financials and US sovereign debt.
Lehman Brothers plans to structure 2.5 trillion won ($2 billion) of South Korean equity-linked securities to be issued and sold by two domestic securities firms in South Korea. The move follows regulatory changes at the end of February that allowed securities...
South Korea’s Ministry of Finance and Economics (MOFE) has reclassified equity-linked notes (ELNs) and warrants as securities under the country's revised Securities and Exchange Act, according to an official at the MOFE. The move – which came into...
Three additional securities firms have received authorisation to trade over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives in South Korea following regulatory changes last July that opened up the OTC derivatives market to the country's securities houses.
The Netherlands' ING Bank will provide the cross-currency swap for South Korean consumer finance company Samsung Card’s $400 million of cross-border asset-backed securities, said a spokeswoman for the Korean company.
Three local South Korean securities houses have received licences to trade over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives following regulatory changes that opened up the country's OTC market to securities firms in July.
Korea’s Samsung Securities has poached Alex Choi from Goldman Sachs to head its newly established capital markets division in Seoul. Choi was previously executive director for liabilities management at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong.
South Korean insurer Samsung Life is preparing to issue Korea’s first cross-border residential mortgage-backed securitisation (RMBS) to be launched in the third quarter of the year, and as part of the transaction, it has shortlisted three potential...
Insurance companies have been slower than banks to adopt advanced risk modelling techniques and technologies. But regulatory changes and business exigencies are spurring them to adopt a new generation of risk and capital management systems.
The Korean cross-border asset-backed securitisation (ABS) market could see growth stymied this year due to a lack of liquidity in the currency swaps market. While both Hyundai Capital and Samsung Capital are expected to issue separate $300 million cross-border...