KRX aims for foreign IPO boost via ECM marketing drive

Korea exchange 230-150x
By Jonathan Breen
07 Apr 2016

The Korea Exchange (KRX) has been busy this year, setting up specialist groups and a new marketing department to promote its bourse to international issuers. KRX’s senior manager for the global marketing department, Jae Hwa Oh, told Jonathan Breen that the goal, among others, is to make South Korea a financial hub in Asia.

The east Asian bourse has been on a roll. In mid-January, it put together a group of specialists — including investment bankers, attorneys and accountants — to help attract blue-chip companies from Asian emerging markets to list in Korea.

Then in February, it set up a new ...

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