Nomura to reboot Korea ELWs with Hong Kong product launch

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Nomura will shortly launch an equity-linked warrant (ELW) with the Kospi 200 share index as an underlying on the Hong Kong Exchange – a move that follows a series of measures by the Korean regulator to reduce retail participation in a market it considered was overheating.

Measures by the Financial Services Commission (FSC) have included mandatory education of retail investors, a minimum deposit of 15 million won ($13,000) and, on March 12, it introduced a liquidity providers' quotation threshold

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