Opinion on Financial Services in Brazil

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An opportunity in Brazil: local hedge funds

The average Brazilian HNW investment portfolio has almost a quarter of its funds in alternative investments, with the popularity of the local hedge fund market a major motivation. The funds are more strongly regulated than their European equivalents and demand greater regulatory compliance, but this burden should not discourage foreign firms, given the demand for such products.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Nov 2012
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Brazil is booming and the wealth management industry is preparing for the rewards

The Brazilian Central Bank has announced that it has narrowed its current account deficit since April 2010 as a result of increased exports and less money leaving the country. With development in the north-east offering expansion possibilities for Brazilian industry and an increasingly prosperous population led by an emerging middle class, wealth management in Brazil is an emerging opportunity.

Published By Datamonitor
27 May 2011
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Brazil ranks among the top 10 markets globally for retail allocation into non-deposit investments

One measure of financial maturity is the proportion of a country's retail savings and investments balance held in equities, mutual funds, and bonds. Such products provide wealth managers with greater income and are a useful differentiator for international players entering a new market. As a rapidly growing wealth management market, Brazil has a high level of investment outside of deposits.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Sep 2012
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Brazil wealth growth not over yet

After low growth during 2010-11, liquid assets held by the Brazilian affluent population returned to 10% growth during 2011-12. Despite the recent protests, Datamonitor predicts growth will persist at approximately 7.1% year-on-year up to 2017.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jun 2013
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Brazil's consumers embrace cash-free payments

Despite fewer merchants adopting point-of-sale terminals to process transactions and a rapidly expanding ATM network, Brazil's consumers are embracing cashless payments at an ever-increasing rate. Businesses operating in Brazil would be well advised to embrace the latest payment technology to exploit both its popularity and added security.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Nov 2011
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Brazil's state-owned banks bring down the cost of credit

Banco do Brasil and Caixa Economica Federal have announced that they will be lowering the cost of credit for consumers in Brazil. The government-driven move should finally provide ordinary consumers with the chance to make full use of credit cards in a country that is famous for its high APRs.

Published By Datamonitor
18 May 2012
CommentWire
CommentWire

Brazil: intending to launch sovereign wealth fund

Following the discovery of new oil fields, Brazil's government has signaled its intent to launch a sovereign wealth fund, which will initially be used to control inflation. However, due to Brazil's stabilization mandate, the fund is unlikely to be painted with the same broad (negative) brush as the Middle East's sovereign wealth funds.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jun 2008
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Brazilian wealth managers should consider expanding to cover more of the country

Foreign firms in Brazil have encountered strong competition from local players, and red tape has stalled M&A activity. Organic growth has also been muted, as Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro remain the key centers for wealth management, but broadening prosperity across the nation should encourage wealth managers to move beyond the affluent south.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Oct 2012
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Brazilian wealth market to increase in value by $444bn by 2015

The Brazilian wealth market is the largest in Latin America, accounting for two-thirds of the region's total wealth market value in 2011. Brazil's market is also expected to experience the highest future growth, and by 2015 Datamonitor forecasts that the value of liquid assets held by affluent individuals in the country will have increased by $444bn.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Feb 2012
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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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