kmb Korea Money Brokerage Corp.

Derivatives

KMB leads the development of Korea's derivatives market by expending its service areas through a strong network with domestic and foreign financial institutions.

Introduction

The local derivatives market was initially dominated by foreign brokers located abroad such as Hong Kong or Singapore. In 1996 KMB became the first domestic broker to launch derivatives broking services, and has since spearheaded the development of the nation's derivatives market with diversified products including IRS, CRS and FRA.

Building on a very tight network with institutional customers home and abroad, we continue to make investment to hire and nurture extremely competent brokers equipped with strong expertise and adopt latest broking system.

Our commitment to the best broking services will remain unchanged in order to provide precise index rates and maximize efficiency in the market.

Products

IRS

Interest Rate Swap (IRS) is a contract where two parties agree to exchange interest cash flows on a notional principal of the same currency during the term of the agreement. Being used to hedge changes in interest rates, IRS has some variations such as "coupon swap" - exchanging a fixed rate for a floating rate (or vice versa) - and "basis swap" - exchanging a floating rate for another with different tenors.

Clearing
KRW Deliberable IRS (Compulsory liquidation via KRX until plain vanilla swap of 20 years in unit of 3 months)
KRW Non-Deliverable IRS (In voluntary liquidation through LCH, CME, etc.)
USD IRS (In voluntary liquidation through KRX)

Section Description Note
Currency KRW
Maturity 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years & odd tenor
Unit KRW 10 billion KRW 10 billion
in minimum transaction size
Trading Hour No restriction
Price Quoting Fixed rate (KRW) expressed in percentage To 4 decimal places
Payment Frequency 3 months in principle, but 6 and 12 months, etc. also negotiable

Transaction Flow

Transaction Flow Chart

CRS

Currency Swap (CRS) is an agreement involving the exchange of principal amounts in one currency for another at the beginning and end of the contract. The two parties exchange interest payment during the life of a swap and re-exchange the principal amount at maturity based on the rate at which the principal was exchanged at the beginning of the contract. The main use of CRS is to provide a mid- and long-term hedge against currency risk and interest rate changes.

Section Description Note
Currency KRW / USD
Maturity 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30 year(s) & Odd Tenor
Unit USD 10 million USD 10 million
in minimum transaction size
Trading Hour No restriction
Price Quoting Fixed interest rate (KRW) expressed in percentage To 4 decimal places
Floating Rate Currency USD
Payment Frequency 6 month LIBOR in principle, but 3 and 12 months, etc. also negotiable

FRA

FRA is a derivative instrument designed to hedge future interest rate movement or take speculative profits. Two parties of the agreement exchange fixed and floating interest payment on a certain principal amount during a specified future period of time.

Section Description Note
Currency KRW
Maturity 3 months from a certain point of time in the future 1*4, 2*5, 3*6, 4*7, 5*8, 6*9, 9*12 months & odd tenor
Unit USD 10 billion
Trading Hour No restriction
Price Quoting Fixed interest rate (KRW) expressed in percentage To 2 decimal places