National Bank of Korea (Kookmin Bank) It is preparing to become the first bank in South Korea to provide encrypted investment products to retail investors .

2 month 21 Japan , The National Bank of Korea announced , To determine the product and strategic capabilities related to digital assets and artificial intelligence investment funds , It established a Preparatory Committee for digital asset management . The bank is expected to launch a crypto Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) And futures products . The committee will also assess the risk and compliance issues of investment funds .

KB The head of index quantification management Honggun Kim These plans were confirmed in the bank's official press release . He said :“ We will launch stock funds with the theme of virtual assets . We also plan to publish periodicals .”

According to the research platform MacroTrends The data of , By 2021 year 9 month ,KB Financial Group Is the largest net profit company in Korea , The total assets are about 5200 Billion dollars .

The current plan is to launch a cryptocurrency investment index fund and a chief investment officer using outsourcing (OCIO) The fund of , Also known as outsourcing investment management , Guarantee the principal investment .OCIO Funds may also be used for retirement pensions .

These can be considered OCIO Including grayscale and fidelity asset management , They all offer cryptocurrency investment funds . Fidelity Canada last year 12 A spot bitcoin was launched in October ETF, However, such products have not been approved in the United States .

When launching new investment funds for clients ,KB Dealing with an increasingly acceptable cryptocurrency and non homogenous tokens (NFT) Investment market . Its competitor Shinhan bank has set up a whole part of its mobile banking application , Help customers build a leading blockchain platform in Korea Klaytn Manage their NFT Collection .

KB Currently following DBS Singapore (DBS), Announced the launch of a new retail cryptocurrency investment product . CEO of DBS Bank Piyush Gupta stay 2 month 14 Said Monday , The bank will be in 2022 In, it endeavored to expand the scale of its encryption business .


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