Leveraged and short ETF momentum builds in Asia

Gearing up

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South Korea - seeing huge ETF growth

The six leveraged and short exchange-traded funds (ETFs) listed in South Korea grew by more than 360% year-on-year in 2010, highlighting the compelling growth potential for the sub-sector in the Asia-Pacific region. As the Korean example shows – the six equity index-linked funds account for 50% of the daily ETF turnover on the Korean Stock Exchange – demand for this new trading vehicle is significant and growing. Samsung Asset Management’s Kodex Leverage ETF and Kodex Inverse ETF last year both

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