Korea Exchange

Country
Republic of Korea
Number of listed companies
2,138
Domestic market capitalization
1,869,629 million US$
SSE Partner Exchange

Yes

Has annual sustainability report

No

ESG reporting required as a listing rule

No

Has written guidance on ESG reporting

No

Offers ESG related training

Yes

Market covered by sustainability-related index

Yes

1. KRX ESG Leaders 150
2. KRX Governance Leaders 100
3. KRX Eco Leaders 100
4. KRX ESG Social Index
5. KOSPI 200 ESG
Has sustainability bond listing segment

No

  • Although there is not a separate listing segment yet, three KRW-denominated green bonds have been listed on Korea Exchange (as of Oct 2, 2018)
Has SME listing platform
Additional information
Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Demutualized for profit; demutualization in progress
Regulatory model
Limited Exchange Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) Model
  • The Korea Exchange has regulatory authority over the listing requirements and certain trading rules such as membership eligibility. The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) is a sub committee of the Financial Services Commission (FSC); the organisation with the responsibility of Korea's financial markets. The SFC's primary regulatory responsibilities are: market surveillance, company accounting standards and audit reviews, as well as other responsibilities delegated from the FSC. There is a mix of regulatory authority but the majority, and some of the most important, responsibilities fall under Korea's SFC and FSC.
About the stock exchange
Location: Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • The Korea Exchange (KRX), which was launched in January 2005 by consolidating the four domestic markets, is committed to further the market credibility, customer-oriented management and confidence of organization, thus building up itself as a leading capital market in Northeast Asia. The Management Strategy Division establishes the business strategy and management reform agenda, and proposes the long-term vision necessary for enhancement of the KRX’s reputation. Source
Ownership of Exchange (Shares >4% only) Share
Hanwha Investments & Securities Co. 5.80%