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1 Super-Cycle Growth Opens World of Opportunity for Latin American Investors Standard Chartered Private Bank is the private banking division of Standard Chartered Bank Here for good

2 Standard Chartered Private Bank 2 Standard Chartered Private Bank: Latin Americans Are Riding an Economic Wave and Leveraging the Corridors to Asia Latin Americans are rapidly becoming global investors. Historically seen as risk averse relative to their peers in North America, Latin American private investors are now among the leading prospective beneficiaries of the current economic super-cycle, the third in almost 150 years. 1 This super-cycle is driving rapid increases in trade among emerging markets and for Latin Americans, significant new investment opportunities in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. A super-cycle, as defined by Standard Chartered Bank economists, is a period of historically high global growth lasting a generation or more. It is driven by increasing trade, high rates of investment, urbanisation and technological innovation, and characterised by the emergence of large new economies first seen in high growth rates across the emerging world. The current super-cycle will bring ten-fold growth in the global economy, from US$32 trillion at its onset in 2000 to US$62 trillion today and US$308 trillion in nominal terms by (Chart 1) Chart 1: Scale and perspective size of the world economy today and in 2030 US$ trillion

3 Standard Chartered Private Bank 3 In Latin America, growth will continue to outpace the average. We predict the region to account for nine per cent of the global economy by 2030, up from approximately seven per cent today (Charts 2 and 3). Within Latin America the biggest beneficiary will be Brazil due to its relatively high growth rate and scale of economy. We estimate Brazil will grow from the eighth largest economy in the world at present to the fourth by surpassing Japan, Germany, France and the United Kingdom in under 20 years. Even after a 50 per cent gain in the last decade, global output is set to more than double in real terms in the next 20 years. The biggest global beneficiaries of this will be in Asia. China and India will record the biggest gains as rising personal incomes push billions of people into the middle classes, driving both consumer consumption and domestic economic growth. At the same time, the Middle East and Africa will, along with Latin America, significantly outperform the United States and the European Union. All told, emerging economies will account for 68 per cent of global growth in this current super-cycle. In particular, Latin America s growing trade relationships with China will boost its own economies over the next few years, as the super-cycle drives realignment in economic relationships to the benefit of emerging economies. China is likely to grow at a 6.9 per cent rate over the next two decades, overtaking the United States to become the world s economic superpower within a decade. Indeed, we have already seen the impact of this shifting landscape when China recently overtook the United States as Brazil s main trading partner. Longer term, we expect that India will be a significant trade relationship for Latin America. Even as populations of other emerging economies start to age and labor costs increase, India s young economy anticipates significant urbanisation and a rise in manufacturing. We forecast an average growth rate for India of 9.3 per cent over the same period, making it the third largest economy by 2030.

4 Standard Chartered Private Bank 4 Chart 2: Nominal global GDP 2010, US$62trn Chart 3: Nominal global GDP 2030, US$308trn For Latin American private investors, the super-cycle presents several distinctive areas of opportunity including direct investments for business owners and entrepreneurs and a reallocation to targeted growth assets for high net worth individuals and multi-generational families. Latin American business owners in particular will benefit from building relationships in other markets among both prospective investors and customers. These relationships, facilitated by investment or private banks with emerging market expertise, can in turn drive further business and private investment opportunities including equity or debt issues, private equity deals, trade finance transactions and foreign exchange. Latin American individual and family investors can also leverage the economic super-cycle by investing directly in Asian companies and currencies as well as in offshore investment structures across a range of asset classes. 3 Both business and individual investors will find additional opportunities in home-grown companies poised to benefit through new or increased trade with Asia and other emerging markets. Perhaps the most obvious example is commodity manufacturers. Latin America, which has 25 per cent of the world s land, 30 per cent of its fresh water, 15 per cent of its oil and is a leading exporter of ethanol, sugar, orange juice, coffee, beef and chicken, stands to benefit from rising demand in China and other markets for these products. Chilean architectural firms specialising in anti-seismic structures and Brazilian aircraft component manufacturers are less well known but are among the Latin American businesses developing strong presences in China and other emerging markets.

5 In short, Latin American businesses and private investors have a unique opportunity to benefit both abroad and at home from the continued growth of Asia and other fast growing regions including the Middle East and Africa. However, the associated risks of such opportunities must be carefully managed. At Standard Chartered Bank we are conscious that recent global liquidity flows to emerging economies could potentially drive speculative bubbles. If this happens, governments will have to manage these bubbles with policy tools including floating exchange rates, monetary policy and mechanisms that provide market incentives that favour long-term capital inflows over short-term ones. Latin American business owners and private investors need to be extremely selective in their asset allocation, seeking both emerging market and local tax and fiduciary expertise as they explore the significant growth opportunities created by the current economic super-cycle. Standard Chartered Private Bank 5

6 Standard Chartered Private Bank 6 Notes 1. The current super-cycle started in 2000 and is expected to last until We have experienced two other super-cycles in the past two centuries: a. From 1870 to 1913 when the technological progress initiated in the United Kingdom as a consequence of the Industrial Revolution intensified with the United States as the main beneficiary. The United States rose from the fourth largest economy in 1870 to the largest by 1913; b. From 1946 to 1973 when the globalisation of new technologies such as aviation, automobiles and telecommunications, along with lowered trade barriers, enabled Japan to become the second largest economy, surpassing Germany in Chart 4 shows the growth rates through the three supercycles. In the first super-cycle, emerging economies accounted for 20% of global growth, rising to 28% in the second super-cycle. Now, in our view, they will explain 68% of the pick-up in the world economy by The Super-Cycle Report. Standard Chartered Bank Global Research 2010 Chart 4: Super-Cycles World GDP growth 2. Standard Chartered Bank forecasts that the Brazilian economy will grow to US$12.2 trillion by 2030 from US$2 trillion in The Super-Cycle Report. Standard Chartered Bank Global Research As of April 2011 Standard Chartered Private Bank recommends an allocation for a moderate investor with a one year view of 12% to emerging market bonds, 15% to equities in Asia ex Japan and 10% to equities in other emerging markets.

7 Standard Chartered Private Bank 7 Standard Chartered Private Bank Headquartered in Singapore, Standard Chartered Private Bank provides exciting career opportunities to over 1,200 employees including more than 450 Relationship Managers globally. It has 31 offices in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Americas and Europe. The Private Bank has grown strongly since its inception in May On top of its organic growth, it acquired American Express Bank in 2008 which further improved its capabilities. In 2010, Assets under Management grew by 39% in Asia and 31% globally with more than 5,000 new accounts. The Private Bank leverages the natural strengths of Standard Chartered: A heritage of over 150 years in international banking, an international network across more than 70 countries and strong local presence in growth markets. This puts the Private Bank in an advantaged position to build and deepen client relationships. For more information, please visit privatebank.standardchartered.com

8 Standard Chartered Private Bank 8 Standard Chartered Bank in the Americas Standard Chartered Bank operates in 12 markets in the Americas, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. The bank s primary function in the region is to facilitate trade and investment flows between the Americas and Standard Chartered Bank s core geographies of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Standard Chartered s New York-based wholesale bank provides financial products and services to corporations, financial institutions and development organisations in the Americas. Wholesale banking comprises of Origination and Client Coverage, Transaction Banking, Financial Markets and Corporate Finance groups. Key products include trade finance services, cash management, treasury, foreign exchange and interest rate products, commodity finance, and structured import and export finance services. From its head office in Miami, the Standard Chartered Private Bank in the Americas offers its Latin America-based clients unparalleled access to the growth markets along with traditional capabilities in investment advisory, securities execution, trust and fiduciary services and portfolio management. The Private Bank in the Americas operates on an advisory centre model, emphasising the role of the trusted financial advisor and capitalising on the global product strength and intellectual capital of Standard Chartered. For more information on Standard Chartered, please visit standardchartered.com Important Information: Securities products and execution services in the US offered by StanChart Securities International, Inc.; Member FINRA/SIPC

9 Standard Chartered Private Bank 9 Important Information This document is not research material and it has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and is not subject to any prohibition on dealing ahead of the dissemination of investment research. This document does not represent the views of the Global Research function of Standard Chartered Bank, unless otherwise expressly stated herein. Banking activities may be carried out internationally by different Standard Chartered Bank branches, subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively SCB ) according to local regulatory requirements. With respect to any jurisdiction in which there is a SCB entity, this document is distributed in such jurisdiction by, and is attributable to, such local SCB entity. Recipients in any jurisdiction should contact the local SCB entity in relation to any matters arising from, or in connection with, this document. Not all products and services are provided by all SCB entities. This document is being distributed for general information only and it does not constitute an offer, recommendation, solicitation to enter into any transaction or adopt any hedging, trading or investment strategy, in relation to any securities or other financial instruments. This document is for general evaluation only, it does not take into account the specific investment objectives, financial situation, particular needs of any particular person or class of persons and it has not been prepared for any particular person or class of persons. Opinions, projections and estimates are solely those of SCB at the date of this document and subject to change without notice. Past performance is not indicative of future results and no representation or warranty is made regarding future performance. Any forecast contained herein as to likely future movements in rates or prices or likely future events or occurrences constitutes an opinion only and is not indicative of actual future movements in rates or prices or actual future events or occurrences (as the case may be). This document has not and will not be registered as a prospectus in any jurisdiction and it is not authorised by any regulatory authority under any regulations.

10 Standard Chartered Private Bank 10 SCB makes no representation or warranty of any kind, express, implied or statutory regarding, but not limited to, the accuracy of this document or the completeness of any information contained or referred to on the document. This document is distributed on the express understanding that, whilst the information in it is believed to be reliable, it has not been independently verified by us. SCB accepts no liability and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly (including special, incidental or consequential loss or damage) from your use of this document, howsoever arising, and including any loss, damage or expense arising from, but not limited to, any defect, error, imperfection, fault, mistake or inaccuracy with this document, its contents or associated services, or due to any unavailability of the document or any part thereof or any contents. SCB, and/or a connected company, may at any time, to the extent permitted by applicable law and/or regulation, be long or short any securities, currencies or financial instruments referred to on this document or have a material interest in any such securities or related investment, or may be the only market maker in relation to such investments, or provide, or have provided advice, investment banking or other services, to issuers of such investments. Accordingly, SCB, its affiliates and/or subsidiaries may have a conflict of interest that could affect the objectivity of this document. This document must not be forwarded or otherwise made available to any other person without the express written consent of SCB. Copyright: Standard Chartered Bank Copyright in all materials, text, articles and information contained herein is the property of, and may only be reproduced with permission of an authorised signatory of, Standard Chartered Bank. Copyright in materials created by third parties and the rights under copyright of such parties are hereby acknowledged. Copyright in all other materials not belonging to third parties and copyright in these materials as a compilation vests and shall remain at all times copyright of Standard Chartered Bank and should not be reproduced or used except for business purposes on behalf of Standard Chartered Bank or save with the express prior written consent of an authorised signatory of Standard Chartered Bank. All rights reserved. Standard Chartered Bank 2010.

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