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Credit Suisse: AMP Limited shares could outperform

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Shares in AMP Limited (ASX: AMP) were up 3.55%  to $4.96 on Tuesday after top broker Credit Suisse upgraded its rating on AMP to “outperform”. AMP’s share price has lagged the market with its share price down 8.3% over the last year.

AMP is a diversified financial services business with service offerings that include a retail bank, insurance products, superannuation and other wealth management products.

In August, the company announced a modest 4% first half increase in underlying profit and updated the market on a series of new reinsurance agreements as part of its strategy to release capital from AMP Life and reduce earnings volatility.

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The success of AMP’s Australian Wealth Management business unit remains critical to the group as it finalises its transition to MySuper fund products which have lower margins. Despite this, AMP is well positioned to benefit from growth in Australia’s superannuation industry.

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