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ABN Amro: charging into the mass market in Singapore

Dutch bank ABN Amro has revealed intentions to significantly ramp up its credit card business in Singapore in 2007 by hiring more staff, launching new cards and targeting different market segments. While ABN Amro has significant experience outside its home country, Singapore's market is one of the world's most competitive credit card markets and the bank could struggle to achieve its aims here.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jan 2007
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CommentWire

ABN Amro: expanding its presence in China

ABN Amro is planning to open its fifth Chinese wealth management branch on January 18, 2007, in Chongqing. This addition reflects the Dutch bank's strategy to service China's growing wealth management needs, and should help boost its presence in the country. Indeed, it should prove a positive move, enabling ABN Amro to expand its distribution potential in the face of rising competition.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Jan 2007
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CommentWire

ABN Amro: Private Clients doing well

Wealth manager ABN Amro [ABN] struggled in 2003, but it has worked on its domestic business and reaped the rewards. Its Private Client arm in particular has improved significantly on last year. With the right strategy ABN Amro should now be well placed to make inroads into the tough German market.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Apr 2004
Expert View
Expert View

Advisors miss out on tablets

Applications giving wealth management clients access to investment and market information were very popular in 2012, as were applications allowing banking and trading transactions. However, despite numerous firms offering software to create applications for advisors uptake was limited. Granted, implementation is costly, but the security benefits and client interaction offer unique advantages.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Feb 2013
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Advisors need more tech to become high touch

New technology can allow advisors to bridge the gap between customer needs and costs.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jun 2013
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Altaira Wealth Management: another Swiss player focusing on the Middle East

Geneva-based Altaira Wealth Management has set up an office in Bahrain, hoping to entice wealthy Middle Eastern clients with its Swiss asset management offering. Altaira follows other wealth managers like Falcon Private Bank in offering Swiss expertise to these consumers, but with local competition increasing, foreign entrants may struggle in the region.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Feb 2012
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Alternative investments to flourish in Hong Kong

Measures proposed by the Hong Kong government to develop the country's alternative asset industry are expected to drive demand for hedge funds and private equity, meaning wealth managers should position their product and service offerings accordingly.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Mar 2013
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AMP uses enhanced Elevate wealth protection to target Australian miners

AMP has upgraded its insurance offer, Elevate. The upgraded suite was launched at AMP Expo 2012, the first in a series of nationwide expos for financial planners and advisors running throughout May. The enhancements focus on improvements for people working in the mining industry, giving AMP a tailored option for the most important growth market for wealth managers in Australia.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jun 2012
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CommentWire

AMP: insurance sell-off will sharpen wealth focus

AMP has sold its insurance and reinsurance businesses to US company Enstar Group for A$585 million, booking a profit of around A$83million. The sale frees up capital for AMP and, more importantly, allows the group to focus on its core operations, including wealth management, a market set to benefit from new government retirement savings initiatives.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Dec 2007
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CommentWire

AMP: looks on the bright side of the credit crisis

AMP has announced that its earnings growth for 2008 is likely to be lower as a result of the global credit crisis. Although the Australian wealth manager agreed with several other banks that the worst of the crisis is likely to be over, Datamonitor feels that financial institutions in Australia should be cautious over the next 12 months as some of the world's leading economies slow down.

Published By Datamonitor
16 May 2008

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