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Aberdeen Asset Management: letting the dust settle

Aberdeen Asset Management is attempting to rebuild shareholder confidence in itself by selling six retail investment contracts, representing GBP1.85 billion of assets under management, to New Star. The sales are intended to reassure investors unnerved by Aberdeen's leading role in the split capital trust scandal. However, given time, Aberdeen is expected to re-enter this market.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

ABN Amro/EDS: outsourcing bandwagon starts rolling

ABN Amro looks set to outsource all IT services for its Wholesale Clients unit to EDS. The deal, worth at least $1.46 billion, will be one of the largest ever IT outsourcing deals in the banking industry. It could represent the turning of the tide for service providers - particularly as there are other, even larger FS outsourcing deals in the pipeline.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Aug 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

ABN Amro: how fast will it grow?

Published By Datamonitor
20 Nov 2000
CommentWire
CommentWire

Allfunds Bank: UK offering may struggle to replicate Spanish success

Allfunds Bank, a joint venture between Sanpaolo IMI and Abbey's parent Grupo Santander, will launch its third-party distribution platform in the UK. The venture accounts for about half of the third-party fund distribution market in Spain, but the company is unlikely to enjoy the same strong performance in the UK.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jun 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Allianz: don't discount Dresdner - yet

Although the industry continues to mock Allianz's purchase of Dresdner Bank, the German insurer begs to differ. Yes, the investment and corporate banking business is struggling - but the real value in the takeover lies in increased distribution for Allianz's insurance products, and the opportunity to grow retail market share as investors seek security.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Aug 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

ANZ National: offshoring may damage reputation

According to the financial workers union, ANZ National has announced that it will cut 100 local jobs, offshoring 90 of the positions to India. The union also claimed that the bank turned its back on prior public commitments to provide all affected workers with alternative roles. ANZ National's decisions will ultimately damage its public image, while also hurting the team morale of its workers.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Feb 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

ANZ: bad debts partly offset by consumers' preference for major banks

On October 29, ANZ revealed that increased bad debts would reduce its profits for the 2009 financial year by 11% to A$2.94 billion, although there were also positive aspects to the company's results, with its revenues rising by 17%. Large banks such as ANZ need to exploit their size advantage to maintain market share as the economy recovers.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Oct 2009
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CommentWire

Australia: interest rates on hold as economy slides toward recession

The Reserve Bank of Australia has left interest rates on hold, contradicting most analysts' expectations of a modest cut. However, subsequent economic data show that the Australian economy contracted by 0.5% in the December quarter, bringing the country closer to technical recession. Now, with the benefit of hindsight, the bank may well be regretting its decision.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Mar 2009
Expert View
Expert View

Australia: new Islamic Index is expected to appeal more to investors from overseas

Following last year's introduction of an Islamic equity fund, Thomas Reuters and Crescent Wealth have launched their first Islamic Australian index. The index offers domestic and international investors a tool to invest in the Australian market in accordance with Sharia law, although it is a product that will appeal more to overseas investors.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Feb 2012
CommentWire
CommentWire

Australia: rates on the rise

The repercussions from the recent Reserve Bank cash target rate rise are starting to be felt by Australian mortgagors, as major lenders have raised their mortgage rates in response to higher funding costs. The short-term outlook for mortgagors continues to be bleak as further rises are on the horizon.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Mar 2008

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