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Latin America has a population of more than 600m people and a combined GDP of over $5trn, and both have grown significantly since the turn of the century. Nonetheless, the region has been hit hard by the ebbing of the commodity super cycle in recent years, as well as still relatively sluggish global growth in the wake of the 2008-09 financial...

 

Colombia is the fifth-largest insurance market in Latin America by premiums collected. However, it features weak penetration and density – measures of premiums compared to the size of the economy and the population, respectively – compared to other large markets in the region.

 

What are the greatest challenges facing Colombia’s insurance sector, and what role can insurance play in supporting economic growth?

 

How can the insurance industry in Colombia create better agro-insurance products that will boost inclusion?

 

As local companies diversify their sources of funding, how can capital markets be better utilised?

Articles & Analysis | Equity market from The Report: Colombia 2017

 

The Colombian Stock Exchange (Bolsa de Valores de Colombia, BVC) was created in 2001 by merging the three independent stock exchanges that had been operating simultaneously since 1983. Market capitalisation increased consistently after its creation – helped by several state-owned companies going public – before reaching an all-time high of 70....