Colombia Financial Services

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A medida que Colombia avanza en la ejecución de grandes proyectos de infraestructura, se espera que los bancos de desarrollo del Estado sean cada vez más importantes en cuanto a finanzas contra-cíclicas.  

 

Microinsurance is defined as the sale of simple, low-cost insurance products to low-income sectors of the population for segments such as health, life and property risks. Typically these customers may not be formally employed, nor have been previously insured. According to an April 2015 study by BSLatAm, a banking and insurance consultancy,...

 

Total premiums paid to Colombia’s insurance companies have been growing at a strong pace in recent years, supported by the country’s underlying rate of economic expansion, a growing middle class, product development and the entry of new players into the industry. Growth has been strongest in the life insurance segment of the market. However,...

Articles & Analysis | Financial Services from The Report: Colombia 2016

 

Grupo Aval is the largest and most profitable financial group in Colombia and Central America. It operates through four banks in Colombia: Banco de Bogotá, Banco de Occidente, Banco Popular and Banco AV Villas; one bank in Central America, Banco de América Central (BAC) Credomatic; a pension fund manager, Porvenir, and a merchant bank,...

Articles & Analysis | Retail from The Report: Colombia 2016

 

Grupo Éxito is a subsidiary of Groupe Casino, a long-standing French mass retailer with operations around the world. Through its subsidiaries, it is the largest retailer in Latin America as a whole and specifically in Colombia and Brazil. Groupe Casino holds a stake of about 54% in Grupo Éxito. Before its September 2015 acquisition of retail...

 

How can the stock exchange bring stability to the Colombian financial markets? CÓRDOBA: The primary lesson of the global financial crisis is that excess risk concentration in the banking sector can lead to systemic events. This must not be repeated and all regulatory efforts are focused on avoiding this risk concentration among...