Korean retail market boosted by influx of institutional money

Korean retail market boosted by influx of institutional money

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Institutional investors are moving into the Korean equity derivatives structured products market, which was previously the sole preserve of retail investors. 

“We are seeing some institutional investors, who previously relied heavily on fixed-income products, now altering their portfolio stance and looking more towards equity products for yield enhancement,” says Harold Moon, head of equity derivatives at Nomura in Seoul. “Since the equity portion in institutional investors’ portfolios was tra

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