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Chilean retail investments market loses its mojo

The Chilean retail investments market seems to have lost its shine after years of strong growth boosted by a commodity boom, pointing toward a future of sluggish growth where deposits will continue to dominate.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Sep 2013
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Face-to-face meetings characterize Chilean wealth

Chilean wealth managers meet their clients face-to-face more frequently than the global average. Social media is hugely unpopular, as is using a website to contact clients. While some may see the market as underdeveloped, other firms can enter the Chilean market using a traditional private banking model based on building strong relationships through frequent face-to-face contact.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Feb 2013
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Family business is big business in Chile

Family businesses are the largest source of wealth among Chilean HNW individuals. Such amassing of wealth gives wealth managers a chance to provide wider planning services on top of traditional investment management services. However, a relationship manager's client book is a major source of new clients in Chile, and the cost of capturing such customers is rising as more firms target the market.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Dec 2012
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Onshore wealth management is more attractive in Chile and Turkey than in China and India

The legal hurdles that exist in countries such as China restrict the degree to which foreign banks can enter and conduct business. These restrictions do not necessarily negate the opportunities in these countries, but they do mean that alternative routes to market other than the acquisition of a smaller local player may be necessary, complicating and adding to the cost of entry.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Oct 2012
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Russia and Brazil offer attractive qualified investor regimes

Russia and Brazil ranked the highest in Datamonitor's Wealth Management Opportunities Index for the market distinction between retail and high net worth individuals. With relatively low thresholds to become a qualified investor in both markets, the ability to offer clients exclusive products will quickly endear new market entrants to prospective clients.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Aug 2012
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New food review: vegetables work themselves into a lather with new foam offerings

Creative developments in the vegetable category headline this month's summary of food industry launches. The popularity of gastronomic experimentation continues unabated, with a new range of vegetable foams being launched in France. Meanwhile, lettuce leaves are replacing traditional bread-based wraps, and beetroot has been given an overhaul with a bold chocolate and mint flavored offering.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Apr 2012
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HSBC in talks to sell its retail and wealth units in Mauritius

HSBC has been in talks concerning a possible sale of its retail banking and wealth management business in Mauritius. However, the lender said that it will remain in the country through its investment banking and commercial units. Discussions are still ongoing, and no definitive plan has been confirmed. Such a divestment would highlight HSBC's commitment to "right sizing" its global presence.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Apr 2012
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Chile's retail savings and investments market will continue to grow robustly

The Chilean retail savings and investments market was one of only two markets in the Americas to grow during 2008, the other being Mexico. Since 2006, the Chilean market has grown at a CAGR of 14.7%. While growth is forecast to be slower in the next five years, the Chilean market will continue to grow at a CAGR of 9.02%.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jan 2012
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Latin American wealth markets: European wealth managers are packing their bags

Barclays Wealth has announced the closure of its only Latin American office in Buenos Aires. Latin American clients will now be served from the US. The region offers substantial revenues for global wealth managers; however, the right strategy is not easy to find.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jan 2012
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Itau Unibanco's Chilean joint venture highlights wealth market potential

Itau Unibanco has agreed to sign a joint venture agreement with the Chilean financial services firm Munita, Cruzat & Claro. The venture will operate under the Munita, Cruzat & Claro brand and highlights the growing attraction of local South American wealth markets for expansion-hungry global banks, as well as the particular strength of the economy in Chile.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Aug 2011

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