IHOFX | Strategy

Business Strategy


IHOFX is a confluence of knowledge, competency, and commitment for the development and implementation of services within the commodities markets, as well as the promotion of the use of sustainable business.

IHOFX's mission is to become a global commodity trading marketplace, a venue where traders from across the globe will explore investment and growth potential, and an exchange where both individual and institutional investors will be willing to participate.

IHOFX considers that it offers an exclusive chance to capitalize on the exponentially increasing business opportunities coming from a large trading community.



  • To develop a commodity market that is system-defined, open, reliable, and efficient, along with high-quality services, professionalism, and transparency.
  • To contribute to the creation of local and international commodity policies.
  • To function as a socially responsible company with its focus on sustainable development.
  • To provide a culture where passionate, skilled, and conscientious employees can work and develop in this fast-paced organization.



Our principles are integrated in our operations and manifest themselves in all of our interactions:

  • Responsibility
  • Confidence
  • Professionalism
  • Expertise
  • Innovation


IHOFX provides high quality information, data and tools to support business decision making. We build and operate capital, risk and commodity markets and the infrastructure required to support them.

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Market Making

Facilitating the trade exchange of individuals, companies and institutions that need to manage risk or that want to profit from trading the commodities markets.

Driving Global Growth and Commerce

The purpose of the market maker is to give the market confidence that, for the majority of the time, there will be an active buyer and seller of shares in IHOFX trades.

Making Global Solutions Locally Pertinent

IHOFX is committed to serving the financial risk management needs of customers throughout Asia Pacific Region.

Key Points of the IHOFX Strategy

The overall aim of IHOFX's strategy is to establish and execute a detailed growth plan that will increase the company's presence in the commodity markets. IHOFX's goal is to become South Korea's most important platform for sustainable and profitable businesses.

A well-developed commodities exchange is a foundation for any dynamic and productive economy. Investment in futures and options is encouraged by a well-functioning commodities exchange. Market participants involved in the commodity market must operate in a transparent manner, which helps to develop the economy. In the face of global competition, IHOFX focuses on ensuring leading expertise, creativity, and development centers. This mechanism is supported through the development of enterprises that are managed independently, thus enabling expansion with the help of capital fundraising.

To achieve the strategic goals, market participants will need to ensure healthy cooperation in order to establish a business and regulatory climate that effectively promotes sustainable growth in the Korean economy through market and IHOFX reforms. This would bring IHOFX's position as a stimulus to the foreground, reversing the downward trend in commodity market turnover seen in recent years, raising the capitalization of commodity exchange-listed firms as well as the amount of commodity market offers, and improving IHOFX's medium-term profitability.

To address the unique needs of small and medium-sized businesses, a new sector would need to be developed to facilitate the inclusion of a significant number of business owners on the capital market and to assist them in obtaining financing. The following will be included:

  • A multilateral trading facility for individual investors who are ready to operate in the public sphere but do not yet have the necessary tools to meet the requirements of a regulated market.
  • A private placement network for businesses that are not yet able to trade in the public domain but are seeking capital to engage in private investments with the possibility of eventually transferring to public markets.


IHOFX is in the process of establishing a regulatory package that will facilitate industry growth, encourage commodity market entry, and boost demand for products placed on the regulated market. The key components of the package recommended by the IHOFX are:

  • Improving commodity market offerings, enhancing security, and delivering discounts for commodity market presence.
  • Encouraging an increased proportion of commodity exchange products in investors' portfolios by reducing administrative and other pressures associated with equity exposure.
  • Increasing market liquidity and promoting investment service providers' market-making and analytical practices.