Korean regulator seeks further crackdown on ELW market

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South Korea's Financial Services Commission (FSC) is planning to announce new regulations in the equity-linked warrant (ELW) market, including possibly raising the amount of capital required to be held by liquidity providers (LPs) against ELW issuance, and forcing LPs to stop providing liquidity once a stipulated number of warrants has been issued.

According to one dealer, LP representatives met with Zhin Woong Seob, the head of capital markets at the FSC in Seoul, in early November to try and p

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