The head of the Korean financial watchdog has questioned whether the principle of suitability was properly observed by banks, considering that a large amount of ELS products was sold mostly to senior citizens at a particular period of time.

The Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) in South Korea has launched a probe into local commercial lenders and securities houses over the suspected ‘irresponsible sales’ of equity-linked securities (ELS) linked to the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index (HSCEI), SRP has learned.  On Wednesday 29 November, FSS governor Bok-hyun Lee said after the Financial Services Commission regular meeting in Seoul that action was taken against seven financial companies for violating the Gov

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