FSS sounds alarm as $800m of Korean autocalls slip into red

Regulator calls for vigilance as HSCEI products trade through knock-in levels during third quarter


Korea’s securities regulator has called on local brokers to strengthen their risk management of structured products after sharp falls in a key Chinese stock market pushed more than 1 trillion won ($810 million) of South Korean equity-linked securities into the red during the third quarter of 2022.

Data from the Financial Supervisory Service shows 1,065 billion won of derivatives-linked securities had traded through knock-in barriers at the end of September 2022, leaving holders exposed to

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