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Aegon/Ranbaxy: joining forces for the long term

With its surging macroeconomic growth and vast population, Dutch investments provider Aegon's decision to team up with local firm Ranbaxy to offer asset management and insurance services in India is underpinned by sound logic. However both firms must realize that their partnership will take time to bear fruit in a market unfamiliar with the complexities of advanced investment products.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jul 2006
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ANZ: Asian expansion on the horizon

ANZ, one of the four largest Australian banks, is planning to expand substantially in Asia. In the next four years, the bank intends to add hundreds of retail outlets in the region. This comes at a time when Australian banks are battling to achieve scale.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jun 2008
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Aviva: a successful life in India

Aviva's [AV.L] Indian business has been busy: it is to increase its branch network in the country from 24 to 37 outlets, while simultaneously launching a new savings-cum-protection product. Expanding in India looks a sensible move from Aviva, given the explosive growth in wealth which is occurring in this market.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Jun 2005
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Aviva: catching the Oriental express

Asia is very much a buzzword among financial services players at present as western firms look for future growth away from the developed markets found in Europe and North America. Aviva [AV.L] is no exception, announcing expansion plans centered on India and, unsurprisingly, China. However, the big insurers should not overlook the potential rewards of some of the region's smaller markets too.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Apr 2005
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Aviva: UK jobs off for sure

Aviva [AV.L] has revealed plans for a further round of offshoring from its UK operations. While the benefits of offshoring are compelling, insurance companies must be mindful of the potential damage to their brands. Therefore must ensure that the right balance is struck between cost control and good quality customer service.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Sep 2004
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Barclays: launching private banking business in India

UK bank Barclays plans to open its private banking business in India during the last quarter of 2008. The new services will target high net-worth and ultra high net-worth individuals at the top-end of the wealth market. Barclays is likely to succeed in its venture as local wealth grows rapidly and the bank builds up a highly experienced wealth management team.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Sep 2008
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Behavioral finance will help Indian private banks with draft SEBI rules

The wealth management industry in India looks set to undergo a big increase in standards regarding the profiling and assessment of clients. Looking at how other markets, such as the UK, have undergone similar changes will allow players to quickly adapt to the proposed shifts in regulation.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Oct 2012
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BNP Paribas: Indian intentions

A new Indian subsidiary will allow BNP Paribas [BNP.PA] to offer more lucrative discretionary asset management services to wealthy Indians and help it meet its ambitious growth targets in the country. However, the bank may struggle to convince Indian HNWs to place their money in the hands of someone else.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jun 2004
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BRIC wealth markets to continue on their growth path, albeit at a slower pace

The BRIC wealth markets experienced among the highest growth globally in terms of liquid assets held by affluent individuals during 2006-11. While this trend is set to continue, growth is set to slow slightly in light of a worsening eurozone crisis and its impact on the global economy.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Oct 2012
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Consumer habits in India indicate the potential for credit cards

In contrast to the contraction across the West, strong growth is predicted in the Asia Pacific card market. The region is clearly dominant in the pay later card segment, while India leads in pay now. However, the strong usage among India's existing customers highlights the scope for credit cards in the market, and the country is expected to be the third fastest growing in the region.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jun 2010

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