Hanwha Investment & Securities

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Our expertise
  • Securities brokerage
  • Underwriting
  • Asset management
  • Digital platforms: STEPS, 1 Dollar Shop, Stock123, AlphaTrading

Established in 1962, Hanwha Investment & Securities provides comprehensive asset management services, including brokerage and acquisition of stocks, bonds and derivatives, as well as sales and asset management services for various financial products. With our differentiated systems and high-quality talent, we have successfully established ourselves as a reliable asset management partner. Our financial products and customer-oriented services are offered domestically and overseas. We are dedicated to providing sources for stable and diversified income even in the rapidly changing financial environment of digital transformation. In 2021, we achieved record-breaking performances in operating profit and net profit with a significant increase in capital, further improving our foundation for growth. 


In wealth management, we provide professional total asset management services. At 12 financial centers across South Korea, we support regional-specific sales and customer management with prompt decision-making. Our strategic marketing as well as digital platforms and content attract Millennials and Generation Z while expanding our VIP customer base. 


Our trading division continues to diversify its income structure, while we quickly respond to the rapidly changing financial environment to improve profitability. We are also improving our operating infrastructure and risk analysis system to secure stable growth. 


Our wholesale business focuses on domestic and international institutional investors and corporate clients by providing investment information and brokerage services for stocks, bonds, derivatives and other financial products. Our expertise is well recognized as we received high grades from major institutions in 2021. As we sharpen our competitive edge, we will continue to grow by expanding global business and diversifying trading products.

We are expanding our investment banking business to include domestic and international corporate finance, real estate investment and infrastructure investment in overseas regions such as Japan, the U.S. and Europe. We will further widen our business scope with global ESG investment and overseas alternative asset investment. 


Hanwha Investment & Securities continues to build its digital financial platform to provide differentiated products and services that respond to digital transformations and trends. In addition, we are actively promoting partnerships with, and investments in, Fintech companies to spur future growth engines. After introducing our investment app STEPS, then the industry’s first facial recognition technology to open accounts, in 2022, we launched the 1 Dollar Shop, a fractional trading service that lets small investors easily invest in overseas stocks. In alliances with PAYCO and Woori Bank, we expanded our fintech business. Responding to the changing digital environment, we acquired stakes in Dunamu, a blockchain startup operating South Korean cryptocurrency exchange UPbit, and Toss Bank, an Internet banking operator. 


As part of expanding global operations and securing new growth engines, we officially launched a Vietnam subsidiary, Pinetree Securities Corporation, in December 2019, which achieved an earnings surplus only two years after launch. Designed to deliver a digital financial platform that offers competitive products and services, Pinetree Securities Corporation launched Stock123 and AlphaTrading apps, offering quick, easy, and practical information about stock trading. The company also introduced electronic Know Your Customer (e-KYC) using facial recognition technology, which received a great response from customers. Our Singapore subsidiary, established in 2020, is also widening our global business by identifying promising new alternative investment opportunities and unlisted companies in Southeast Asia. 


Our business motto is to provide financial solutions for wealth and life for our clients, shareholders and employees with sustainable products that yield stable profitability. As a trusted and financially stable company with expertise in a range of industries, we are confident we can build a better future for our customers.