Wealth Management

Chile’s mutual fund industry goes from strength to strength

Chile’s mutual fund industry now represents approximately 20 percent of its GDP, illustrating the country’s evolution in the sector, and the potential for investment in the years to come

The mutual fund industry in Chile has grown tremendously in the last few years, particularly given the global context of recent times. As was the case with countless others, the industry was hit hard by the financial crisis in 2008, which caused its asset...

OECD publishes compliance ratings on tax transparency

The organisation’s Global Forum on transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes released compliance reviews for the Czech Republic, Kazakhstan and Morocco

The first phase of the reports on Kazakhstan and Morocco examined the countries' legal and regulatory framework for transparency and exchange of information. Morocco was successful and able to move to the next round of the assessment process - the aim ...

Latin America has danced to the rhythm of commodity prices for quite some time. However, for Chile, Peru and Colombia, there is promising evidence to suggest that the dance is beginning to slow in line with economic reform

Credicorp finds opportunity in Latin America’s burgeoning economy

Latin America has danced to the rhythm of commodity prices for quite some time. However, for Chile, Peru and Colombia, there is promising evidence to suggest that the dance is beginning to slow in line with economic reform

For decades, Latin America has been the world’s quarry. Here you can find a diversified supply of agricultural and mineral products, from soybeans, meat and coffee to copper, silver and oil. However, this situation has made the region very sensitive to ...

It’s easy to say ‘Save for the future': Brazil’s pension challenge

Brazil’s history of hyper-inflation has created a generation without long-term financial planning skills, says Alfredo Lalia

Solving the problem of retirement in South Africa

People argue, ‘Why should I make provision for retirement, but before I get to retirement I might starve of hunger?’ says Sentinel Retirement Fund’s Eric Visser

AFP Capital addresses Chile’s ageing dilemma

With higher life expectancy rates facing the Chilean population, the current retirement system shows the challenges that lie ahead to bridge the gap between pensions and expectations

Turmoil in the Chinese stock market means China is no longer a safe place to invest, says Bridgewater hedge fund

China has “no safe places to invest”, says Bridgewater

Turmoil in the Chinese stock market means China is no longer a safe place to invest, says Bridgewater hedge fund

Chiliogon Asia on the Asian credit market and its risks

A recent spat of volatility has made investing in the Asian credit market even more challenging than before, as Chew Heng Yong and Roger Carlson attest, but the alternative investment industry shows positive results

Finanz Konzept: masters of the EU asset management market

Even in spite of the global financial crisis, investors like Finanz Konzept have been able to successfully navigate the European asset management market

Sarasohn-Kahn: We don’t believe in healthcare for everyone

Obamacare was implemented in 2010 and is now in full swing, but is it the success the US president says or a black hole for money?

As China booms, do you need renminbi insurance?

BOC Life Assurance’s Terry Lo updates World Finance on the Hong Kong insurance market

Etiqa leads the Malaysian insurance market

The insurance sector in Malaysia is growing fast, though the opportunities will only come to those with an understanding of the local market

Collateral damage: China’s property market gets reality check

World Finance speaks with Patrick Chovanec, Chief Strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management to find out how China’s property boom was a bubble waiting to burst

Foreign property investment: what does it mean for economies?

Concern that foreign investors are pricing local buyers out of the real estate markets in major cities is provoking debate. But that shouldn’t detract from the real problems

Europe’s real estate industry goes from strength to strength

New market circumstances forced a rethink for companies and investors involved in European real estate. Those quick to adapt are likely to reap the rewards in the not-so-distant future

The organisation’s Global Forum on transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes released compliance reviews for the Czech Republic, Kazakhstan and Morocco

OECD publishes compliance ratings on tax transparency

The organisation’s Global Forum on transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes released compliance reviews for the Czech Republic, Kazakhstan and Morocco

Leonardo Braune: Brazil’s tax reforms risk alienating HNWIs

Brazil’s plans for higher inheritance and income taxes, and a new asset tax, could push high net worth individuals out of the country, says the Intercorp Group MD

America’s crackdown on tax avoidance: will it work?

Amid mounting pressure last year, the US launched a supposed crackdown on tax inversion. But it might not have been as far-reaching as was made out, and with good reason