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Colombia grew by 4.6% in 2014, driven by construction and consumption – LatAm Trends

Colombia’s DANE (el departamento administrativo national de estadistica) confirmed GDP (producto interno bruto) growth of 4.6% in 2014, despite the price decline for oil. Mining and energy was the drag, shrinking by 0.2%. Brazil on the other hand has to … Continue reading

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Schroders increases US assets to $35b with STW acquisition

Global boutique investment specialist Schroders is continuing to build out business away from its UK home – today the firm announced the acquisition of STW Fixed Income Management in the US. STW is a US investment grade bond manager with … Continue reading

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Global Trends 2030 – Welcome to the Future

The sad thing about the comprehensive work of the National Intelligence Council looking at future global trends is that it only is published every four years, and the speed of change has been increasing dramatically. To that end, #GT2030 has … Continue reading

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LatAm keynote and client meetings: 2013 trends for Brazil and Latin America

Just touched down in New York after a week of meetings and speeches in Latin America around the annual Fund Forum. With the Selic rate down 525 bps to 7.25%, the industry for the first time in years is seeing … Continue reading

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LatAm saves Santander and BBVA in Europe: reverse engineering of success

Last week, Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy used a LatAm summit to ask business leaders to invest more in Spain as a platform for growth in Europe, Asia, and Africa – “Spain receives Latin America investments with open arms.” Cool. … Continue reading

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After #Sandy: Speeches and meetings in Asia and Latin America

After a week without power or water, thanks to Sandy, I am about to fly over to Asia for two weeks, followed by a week in Latin America later in November. The week here showed NY and the world how … Continue reading

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Private banking: The Julius Baer/Merrill deal… Asia vs LatAm

After missing out on Sarasin to Brazil’s Safra group (more details: Emerging Market M&A), Julius Baer snatched up Merrill’s private banking business. Buying Merrill’s ex-US wealth management business will increase assets under management for key emerging regions including Asia, LatAm … Continue reading

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