Korea’s Financial Services Commission (FSC) has
released measures to open up the country’s
derivatives market to both retail and institutional investors.
The move is expected to stimulate the dormant sector, but
questions remain about the extent to which new products will be
The proposed measures are expected to be implemented in the
second half of 2019. Although a number of investor requirements
have been relaxed, a longstanding issue regarding a lack of
product variety continues to be a concern.
The entry threshold for retail investors has been lowered
from KRW30 million ($25,649) to KRW10 million for...