prodotti a maggior assorbimento

08:52 Nov 13, 2008
This question was closed without grading. Reason: Other

Italian to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Finance (general) / banking products
Italian term or phrase: prodotti a maggior assorbimento
This phrase appears in a half year report for a banking group as one of its business development objectives. The context is:

supportare l’espansione organica delle masse, in particolare sul segmento di *prodotti a maggior assorbimento*

Dominic Currie
Local time: 05:14

Summary of answers provided
2high risk capital intensive products
James (Jim) Davis

Discussion entries: 3



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high risk capital intensive products

The "assorbimento" is almost undoubtedly "assorbimento di capitale". Consequently they must mean products which absorb the "risk capital of the bank", the reserves which a bank must hold its "regulatory capital". So these would be high risk lending (probably to large businesses). However, you really need to ask the author what the Bl**dy products are (scuse by French).

James (Jim) Davis
Local time: 07:14
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PRO pts in category: 4496
Notes to answerer
Asker: Hi Jim, I did what you suggested, except that I wasn’t able to contact the author direct because the work was for an agency. Anyway, the agency’s in-house translator/reviewer suggested that “maggiore assorbimento” could refer to products “maggiormente richiesti dalla gente” and asked me to come with a translation on that basis: I’m still not sure if this is the correct interpretation, but in the end I used the translation “the segment of products in greatest demand” and asked the in-house translator to make a note to the end client. Unfortunately, I’m unlikely to get any feedback on this. I’ve obviously decided to close the question without a satisfactory answer as there is no way of really knowing what products the author was referring to. Thanks again for your help. Dominic

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