Signs of growth but Latin America still a ‘work in progress’
After a multi-year slowdown, 2017 was the year in which Latin America’s growth resumed. But each country is still, very much, its own economic and investment story.
News 16 Mar 18
OMI keeps distribution deal as Old Mutual exits LatAm
South Africa-headquartered Old Mutual is selling all of its businesses in Latin America to a Singapore-based firm but has confirmed that Old Mutual International will continue its long-standing relationship with regional distributor Aiva.
Gallery 13 Mar 18
Asset management chiefs share six industry concerns for 2018
The asset and wealth management industry is about to usher in a period of disruption, with cyber security threats a big concern, chief executives across the sector have warned.
Chinese conglomerate buys $52m stake in Brazil wealth manager
Chinese insurance and investment group Fosun has added wealth management to its operations after announcing it is to acquire a Brazilian wealth manager for $52m (£37.3m, €42.3m).
Zurich ramps up Latin America with $409m acquisition
Australia’s QBE Insurance Group is selling its Latin America operations to Zurich, which will see the Swiss giant take market-leading positions in countries across the region.
Bitcoin to become ‘significant feature’ in modern day divorce
The rise of cryptocurrency, and in particular Bitcoin, means divorcing couples may use the currency to hide their wealth from one another, warns a family law expert.
Hansard shows Q2 growth despite Middle East decline
Hansard Global is still recovering from losing a major distribution partner in the Middle East, as it reports low-level growth in new business premiums for the second half of 2017.