Banks Take Hit In Korea: Report

Foreign banks in Korea were hit by fx and derivative losses last year, which brought down profits, according to a recent government survey.

  • 06 May 2005
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Foreign banks in Korea were hit by fx and derivative losses last year, which brought down profits, according to a recent government survey. The Financial Supervisory Service noted that while derivative turnover increased by more than 39% last year, overall profits for foreign banks fell by 19% year-on-year. Chang Woo Kweon, senior associate in the banking supervisory department at the FSS in Seoul, told DW that much of the losses were attributed to the appreciation in the won versus the dollar as well as mark-to-market losses in derivatives, such as for interest rate products. However, Kweon noted that banks with personal banking capabilities such as HSBC and Standard Chartered made the most money onshore while JPMorgan and UBS generated the biggest losses. A total of 38 foreign banks were surveyed, with data submitted in January. From 2002 to 2003, profit from foreign firms grew by over 40%.

  • 06 May 2005

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 13 Mar 2017
1 JPMorgan 94,925.33 384 8.39%
2 Citi 87,531.58 331 7.74%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 84,341.49 288 7.46%
4 Barclays 75,288.19 241 6.66%
5 Goldman Sachs 68,504.71 208 6.06%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 16 May 2017
1 Deutsche Bank 19,381.65 47 8.82%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 18,968.25 36 8.63%
3 HSBC 18,103.95 50 8.24%
4 BNP Paribas 8,911.57 55 4.05%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 8,885.00 54 4.04%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 May 2017
1 JPMorgan 8,714.26 35 8.36%
2 UBS 8,283.47 33 7.95%
3 Goldman Sachs 7,736.57 37 7.42%
4 Citi 6,897.11 46 6.62%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 6,215.31 24 5.96%