South Korea’s KB Asset Management launched a committee on Monday that will develop investment strategies for releasing digital asset products such as exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

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Fast facts

  • The ‘Digital Asset Management Preparatory Committee’ aims to be the first to launch digital asset products in South Korea once the country eases regulations on crypto.
  • KB says it will launch products such as a fund consisting of digital asset ETFs and a crypto-themed equity fund.
  • KB Asset Management operates under KB Financial Group, which is currently the largest financial group in South Korea by net profit.
  • South Korean banks are currently restricted by local regulations from directly offering cryptocurrency trading services.
  • Banks are still able to provide indirect crypto services through partnerships with exchanges, or, like KB Bank’s KODA, providing crypto custody services.

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