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Regulator to Ease Rules on Private Equity Funds

Regulator to Ease Rules on Private Equity Funds

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The financial regulator said Thursday it will ease some rules on local private equity funds, with the aim of removing outdated restrictions on the industry and spurring competition with foreign rivals. Under the move, the Financial Services Commission (FSC) said it will allow local private equity funds to have [...]

Funds Run by Asset Management Firms Reach Record High in 2016

SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Asset management firms in South Korea reaped record profits last year, as investors poured money into private equity funds amid low interest rates, data showed Wednesday  Assets controlled by 165 management companies reached 907 trillion won (US$788 billion) as of the end of 2016, up 10.8 percent from the [...]

Global Experts on Private Equity Funds Pick Investment-Worthy Korean Businesses

Global Experts on Private Equity Funds Pick Investment-Worthy Korean Businesses

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) – “The consumer market in Korea is high developed, so I believe Korea’s services sector is the most promising,” stated Stefan Zuschke, the president of BC Partners.    “If I invested in a Korean business, I would invest in one of Korea’s IT corporations,” claimed VSS executive director Christopher Russell. And [...]