- The ELW (Equity Linked Warrant) is a new type of securities whose return is connected to an underlying stocks or indices. Holders of the ELWs have the right to trade the underlying stocks or pay/receive cash in case of indices upon maturity according to pre-determined methods.
In principle, securities firms (issuers) determine the conditions of ELWs by taking into account the market or investor demand. Key conditions of ELWs that have a material impact on the ELW prices or investment decisions include underlying assets (stocks/stock price indices), type of rights (call/put), exercise price, maturity, exercise period (European-style/American-style), settlement method upon maturity (cash settlement/physical delivery), conversion ratio, etc.
- Listing Requirements (Article 140 of the KOSPI Market Listing Regulation)
Listing Requirements Details Issuer Requirement Investment Trading Business Permission An financial investment company that has been licensed to trade securities and OTC derivatives products. Net Capital Ratio At least 100% Underlying Asset Requirement
- Issues announced by the Exchange on a quarterly basis from among issues ranked top 100 in terms of trading value among the KOSPI200 constituents and issues of which average daily trading value is at least KRW 10 billion
- KOSPI200, Nikkei 226, Hang Seng Index
(Need to enter into a contract with a person who has the legal authority over the index)
Public Offering Distribution through public offering or secondary offering Total Issuance Amount At least KRW 1 billion Remaining Period for Right Exercise 3 months - 3 years Liquidity Provision Submission of a liquidity provision plan by issuer or conclusion of contract with at least one company
- Standardization Requirement (Guideline for ELW Listing Review)
Standardization Requirement Index ELW Stock ELW Base Price Decision Closing price of the day that falls within 2 weeks prior to the application date for listing eligibility review Closing price of the last trading date in the week that comes right before the option expiration date right before the application date for listing eligibility review Exercise Price Interval Same as that of index option (2.5p) 11 intervals with 2%p parity each based on the base price of each month (90%, 92%, 94%, 96%, 98% 100%, 102%, 104%, 106%, 108%, 110% or over) Conversion Ratio 100 1* for each base price range Parity 90% or over Application Volatility Within 2 times of historical volatility Remaining Period until Maturity 3 months -1 year Last Trading Date Options expiration date of each month Reported Spread 15% Payment/Exercise Method Cash settlement/European style Evaluation Price upon Maturity Closing value of the stock price index on the last trading day Arithmetic average price of the closing prices of the 5 trading days including the last trading day
- Conversion Ratio by Base Price Range
Conversion Ratio by Base Price Range Base Price Conversion Ratio Base Price Conversion Ratio ~10,000 0.1 100,000 ~ 200,000 0.005 10,000 ~ 20,000 0.05 200,000 ~ 500,000 0.002 20,000 ~ 50,000 0.02 Over 500,000 0.001 50,000 ~ 100,000 0.01