Korea securities firms increase OTC participation

Korean won
By Daniel O'Leary
01 Apr 2014

Local securities firms in South Korea increased their participation in the over-the-counter derivatives market to account for 10% of total volumes in 2013. This is compered to 5.2% in 2011.

The Korean Financial Supervisory Service noted OTC derivatives had been growing in popularity in the last couple of years as a long-term risk management tool. “A rise in OTC derivatives holdings by securities companies driven by increased hedging demand greatly contributed to the rise in total OTC derivatives ...

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