The Global Wealth Market in 2016; Analyzing 69 country wealth markets worldwide.
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The global wealth market is on a continuous growth path. Worldwide liquid onshore assets will exceed $100tn no later than 2017. But the market is not homogenous: rates and reasons for growth differ between affluent segments, the level of economic development in any given nation, and local conditions. Volatile exchange rates affect not only the relative strength of regional wealth markets but also investors’ preferences with regards to different asset classes. This means that understanding not just the actual size of a market but also all the above factors is crucial for wealth managers expanding to new countries and developing client targeting strategies.
• The wealthiest individuals grow their assets faster than the rest of the population, with the $10m+ segment forecast to increase its growth rate in the coming years. This underlines the fact that the majority of global wealth is held by a small number of people.
• Most developing economies are deposit-heavy, with equities and mutual funds the domain of mature markets. However, increasing capital market volatility has encouraged sophisticated investors to seek the safe haven of deposits, particularly as bond yields remain low.
• Inequality in wealth distribution is clearly seen in frontier markets in particular, where 83% of liquid assets are held by less than 1% of the population.
• The US is and will remain by far the biggest wealth market in the world. The Asia Pacific economies will lead the growth of liquid asset pots in developing markets.
• Currency exchange rates have a significant impact on countries’ relative strength against other wealth markets. As a result of British pound depreciation following the EU referendum, the UK will be overtaken by Germany in the biggest markets classification.
• The Swiss remain the wealthiest in terms of value of savings per individual, but as growth is slowing down in Western Europe in general by 2020 Hong Kong will lead the way.
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Identify the markets and affluent segments offering the highest growth potential.
Find out challenges for growth in regional wealth markets.
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Different local factors drive the growth of the global wealth market
Critical success factors
SIZING AND FORECASTING THE GLOBAL WEALTH MARKET
The global wealth market is on a continuous growth path
Globally, the affluent market is worth more than $84tn
Affluent individuals will hold more than $110tn in liquid assets by the end of 2020
The global affluent population totals 350 million individuals and continues to grow
The wealthiest will grow their assets at an even faster rate
Global retail savings and investment trends
Equities and mutual fund holdings have reached pre-financial crisis values, but growth has been slowing
Bond holdings have been decreasing
For HNW individuals, less liquid asset classes play an important role
Retail savings and investment geographical analysis
Attitudes towards deposits differ clearly between mature and emerging markets
Investors in the US hold three times more equities and mutual funds than the developing markets average
Bond holdings are significantly affected by yields
Offshore holdings represent a significant proportion of global wealth
Globally, HNW investors hold
22.7% of their wealth offshore
Motivations for off shoring wealth differ by country
REGIONAL WEALTH MARKETS GROWTH ANALYSIS
Global wealth is distributed unequally
HNW individuals hold a third of global wealth
The mass affluent segment is more important in developed markets
Inequality in wealth distribution is clearer in frontier markets
Developing countries will be chasing mature markets
Kazakhstan will be the fastest-growing wealth market over 2016-20
Central and Eastern Europe will be the fastest-growing region
Developing markets' impressive growth is offset by inflation
Relative wealth market strength depends on exchange rate fluctuations
THE GLOBAL WEALTH MARKETS RANKINGS
The US will remain by far the biggest wealth market in aggregate terms
China ranks second, although developed markets still dominate the top 15
HNW segment rankings highlight the growth of Asia Pacific
Wealth market rankings are affected by exchange rate volatility
Liquid assets per capita analysis
By 2020 the average Hong Kong citizen will be wealthier than their Swiss counterparts
Large emerging markets' rankings highlight unequal wealth distribution
Abbreviations and acronyms
Developed (mature) economies or markets
Developing economies or markets
Emerging economies or markets
Frontier economies or markets
Verdict Financial's 2015 Global Wealth Managers Survey
Global Wealth Model methodology
Global Retail Investments Methodology
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