Rising dollar aids growth in KDB derivative volumes

Offshore deals help Korean policy bank secure Asia Risk award

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KDB was the first bank to introduce financial derivatives to Korea in 1988 and has continued to be a leader in the domestic market; it is the only local house among the top 10 derivatives dealers in Korea. KDB's derivatives transaction volumes rose by 18% from 318 trillion won ($300 billion) in 2012 to 374 trillion won in 2013 and accounted for 6% of the total domestic market share, ranking number five among 46 competitors.

Despite low volatility in the foreign exchange market and the steady

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