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This report reviews the performance and asset allocations of HNWIs and ultra-HNWIs in the UK.

It also includes an evaluation of the local wealth management market.


• Independent market sizing of UK HNWIs in five wealth bands

• HNWI volume, wealth and allocation trends from 2011 to 2015

• HNWI volume, wealth and allocation forecasts to 2020

• HNWI and UHNWI asset allocations in 13 asset classes

• Geographical breakdown of all foreign assets

• Alternative breakdown of liquid vs investable assets

• Details of the development, challenges and opportunities related to the wealth management and private banking sector in the UK

• The size of the UK's wealth management industry

• Information on private banks

• Detailed wealth management and family office information

• Insights into the drivers of HNWI wealth

Key Highlights

• There were 695,634 HNWIs in the UK in 2015, who collectively held US$2.8 trillion in wealth.

• The UK HNWI population decreased by 0.5% in 2015, following a 3.5% increase in 2014.

• The UK HNWI population is forecast to grow by 12.9%, to reach 791,279 in 2020, while HNWI wealth is projected to grow by 37.2% to reach US$3.9 trillion.

Reasons to Buy

• The UK Wealth Report 2016 is an unparalleled resource, and the leading resource of its kind. Compiled and curated by a team of expert research specialists, the report comprises a wide variety of data, created based on over 125,000 HNWIs from around the world in WealthInsight's database.

• With the wealth reports as the foundation for its research and analysis, WealthInsight is able to obtain an unsurpassed level of granularity, insight and authority on the HNWI and wealth management universe in each of the countries and regions it covers.

• The report reviews the performance and asset allocations of HNWIs and ultra-HNWIs. The report also includes projections of the volume, wealth and asset allocations of HNWIs to 2020, and a comprehensive background of the local economy.

• The report provides an overview of the private banking and wealth management sector.

Bank of England
Barclays Private Bank
HSBC Private Bank
Lloyds Bank Private Banking
Kleinwort Benson Private Banking
Arbuthnot Latham
Societe Generale Private Banking
BNP Paribas
Credit Suisse
Axa Wealth
Thesis Asset Management Plc
St James’s Place Wealth Management
Stonehage Fleming Family & Partners Ltd
and Stanhope Capital Llp

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

1.1 Details of this Report

1.2 Definitions

2 Executive Summary

3 UK Key Facts

4 Distribution of Wealth in UK

4.1 HNWI Volume and Wealth Trends

5 Findings from the WealthInsight HNWI Database

5.1 Trends in HNWI Wealth to 2020

5.1.1 HNWI trend analysis

5.1.2 Wealth band trends

5.1.3 Demographic breakdown of HNWIs

5.1.4 HNWIs – job titles

5.1.5 HNWIs – industry breakdown

5.1.6 HNWIs – industry performance

5.1.7 HNWIs – breakdown by city

5.1.8 HNWIs – city performance

5.1.9 HNWIs – city population densities

5.1.10 HNWIs – city forecasts

5.2 UHNWIs

5.2.1 UHNWI volume trend analysis

5.2.2 UHNWI wealth trend analysis

5.2.3 Demographic breakdown of UHNWIs

5.2.4 UHNWIs – industry breakdown

5.2.5 UHNWIs – city breakdown and performance

5.3 UHNWIs – Billionaires

5.3.1 Billionaire volume trend analysis

5.3.2 Billionaire wealth trend analysis

5.3.3 Billionaire per capita net worth trend analysis

5.3.4 List of billionaires

5.4 UHNWIs – Centimillionaires

5.4.1 Centimillionaire volume trend analysis

5.4.2 Centimillionaire wealth trend analysis

5.4.3 Centimillionaire per capita net worth trend analysis

5.5 UHNWIs – Affluent Millionaires

5.5.1 Affluent millionaire volume trend analysis

5.5.2 Affluent millionaire wealth trend analysis

5.5.3 Affluent millionaire per capita net worth trend analysis

5.6 Core HNWIs

5.6.1 Core HNWI volume trend analysis

5.7 Core HNWIs – Mid-Tier Millionaires

5.7.1 Mid-tier millionaire volume trend analysis

5.7.2 Mid-tier millionaire wealth trend analysis

5.7.3 Mid-tier millionaire per capita net worth trend analysis

5.8 Core HNWIs – Lower-Tier Millionaires

5.8.1 Lower-tier millionaire volume trend analysis

5.8.2 Lower-tier millionaire wealth trend analysis

5.8.3 Lower-tier millionaire per capita net worth trend analysis

6 Analysis of UK HNWI Investments

6.1 Analysis by Asset Class

6.1.1 Trends in alternative assets

6.1.2 Trends in ‘art, wine and wheels’

6.1.3 Trends of investment in real estate

6.1.4 Trends of investment in cash and deposits

6.1.5 Trends of investment in fixed-income

6.1.6 Trends of investment in equities

6.1.7 Trends of investments in business interests

6.2 Analysis of Foreign Investments

6.2.1 Investments in Europe

6.2.2 Investments in North America (including the US, Mexico and the Caribbean)

6.2.3 Investments in Asia-Pacific

6.2.4 Investments in South America

6.2.5 Investments in the Middle East

6.2.6 Investments in Africa

6.3 Alternative Breakdown: Liquid vs Investable Assets

6.4 Analysis of UK UHNWI Investments

7 Competitive Landscape

7.1 Domestic Private Banks

7.2 Foreign Private Banks

7.3 Wealth Managers

7.4 Family Offices

8 Key Drivers

8.1 GBP–US$ Exchange Rate

8.2 Real GDP Growth

8.3 Per Capita GDP

8.4 Domestic Market Capitalization

8.5 Commodity Index

8.6 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) – Inflows and Outflows

8.7 Inflation Rate

8.8 Interest Rates

8.9 Balance of Payments

8.10 Government Debt

8.11 Stock Market Performance

8.12 Wealth Breakdowns

9 About WealthInsight


Table 1: HNWI Wealth Band and Group Definitions

Table 2: UK HNWIs – Volume Distribution (%), 2015

Table 3: UK HNWIs – Wealth Distribution Wealth Pyramid (%), 2015

Table 4: UK HNWIs – Industry Performance (%), 2011–2015

Table 5: UK HNWIs – Cities, 2015

Table 6: UK HNWIs – Growth in Top Cities (Thousand), 2011–2015

Table 7: UK HNWIs – Population Density in Major Cities 2015

Table 8: UK HNWIs – Populations in Top Cities (Thousand), 2011–2020

Table 9: UK HNWIs – Growth Rates for Top Cities (%), 2011–2020

Table 10: UK HNWIs – Sources of Wealth (%), 2015

Table 11: UK UHNWIs – Gender Performance (%), 2011–2015

Table 12: UK UHNWIs – Populations in Top Cities, 2011–2020

Table 13: UK UHNWIs – Growth Rates for Top Cities (%), 2011–2020

Table 14: UK Billionaires – Market Overview (Volume and US$ Billions) 2011–2020

Table 15: UK Top Billionaires (US$ Billion), 2015

Table 16: UK Billionaires – Wealth Growth (US$ Billion), 2011−2015

Table 17: UK Centimillionaires – Market Overview (Volume and US$ Million/Billion), 2011–2020

Table 18: UK Affluent Millionaires – Market Overview (Volume and US$ Million/Billion), 2011–2020

Table 19: UK Mid-Tier Millionaires – Market Overview (Volume and US$ Million/Billion), 2011–2020

Table 20: UK Lower-Tier Millionaires – Market Overview (Volume and US$ Million/Billion), 2011–2020

Table 21: UK HNWIs – Assets Allocations (%), 2011–2020

Table 22: UK HNWIs – Holdings Growth (%), 2011–2020

Table 23: UK HNWIs – Alternative Asset Composition (%), 2011–2020

Table 24: UK HNWIs – Trends of Investments in Alternative Assets (%), 2011–2020

Table 25: UK Trends in Art, Wine and Wheels, 2011–2015

Table 26: Global Prime Real Estate Prices per m2 (US$), 2015

Table 27: UK HNWIs – Foreign Investment Allocations (%), 2011–2020

Table 28: UK HNWIs – Liquidity Breakdown (US$ Billion), 2011–2020

Table 29: UK HNWIs – Liquidity Breakdown (%), 2011–2020

Table 30: UK UHNWIs – Allocations and Share of HNWI Assets (%), 2015

Table 31: UK Exchange Rate – GBP–US$ Exchange Rate, 2011–2020

Table 32: UK Real GDP Growth (%), 2011–2020

Table 33: UK GDP per Capita (US$), 2011–2020

Table 34: UK Domestic Market Capitalization (US$ Billion), 2011–2015

Table 35: UK Commodity Indices, 2011–2020

Table 36: UK Foreign Direct Investment (US$ Billion), 2011–2020

Table 37: UK Inflation Rate (%), 2011–2020

Table 38: UK Money Market Rates (%), 2011–2020

Table 39: UK Balance of Payments (US$ Billion), 2011–2015

Table 40: UK Government Debt as a Percentage of GDP (%), 2011–2020

Table 41: UK Stock Market Performance (Index), 2011–2015

Table 42: UK HNWI Wealth vs GDP Ratio (%), 2011–2020

Table 43: UK – Appendix One

Table 44: UK – Appendix Two


Figure 1: HNWI Wealth Band Definitions

Figure 2: Map of UK

Figure 3: UK Asset Price Performance (%), 2011–2015

Figure 4: UK HNWI Performance (US$ Billion and HNWI Volume), 2011–2020

Figure 5: UK vs Global HNWIs (%), 2011–2015

Figure 6: UK HNWIs – Growth Factor Correlation, 2011–2015

Figure 7: UK HNWIs – Wealth Pyramid (Volume Distribution), 2015

Figure 8: UK HNWIs – Wealth Pyramid (Wealth Distribution), 2015

Figure 9: UK HNWIs – Age Distribution (%), 2015

Figure 10: UK HNWIs – Job Titles (%), 2011–2015

Figure 11: UK HNWIs – Distribution by Industry (%), 2015

Figure 12: UK HNWIs – City Performance (%), 2011–2015

Figure 13: UK HNWIs – Volume of HNWIs by City (Thousand), 2011–2015

Figure 14: UK HNWIs – City Forecasts (%), 2016–2020

Figure 15: UK HNWIs – Population by City (Thousand), 2016–2020

Figure 16: UK UHNWIs – Wealth Share vs Volume Growth (%), 2011–2015

Figure 17: UK UHNWIs – Volume by Wealth Band 2011–2020

Figure 18: UK UHNWIs – Wealth by Wealth Band (US$ Billion), 2011–2020

Figure 19: UK UHNWIs – Age Distribution (Percentage Share), 2015

Figure 20: UK UHNWIs – Distribution by Industry (%), 2015

Figure 21: UK Billionaires – Market Overview (Volume and US$ Billion), 2011–2020

Figure 22: UK Centimillionaires – Market Overview (Volume and US$ Million/Billion), 2011–2020

Figure 23: UK Affluent Millionaires – Market Overview (Volume and US$ Million/Billion), 2011–2020

Figure 24: UK Mid-Tier Millionaires – Market Overview (Volume and US$ Million/Billion), 2011–2020

Figure 25: UK Lower-Tier Millionaires – Market Overview (Volume and US$ Million/Billion), 2011–2020

Figure 26: UK HNWs – Asset Class Composition (%), 2011–2020

Figure 27: UK HNWIs – Trends in Alternative Assets (US$ Billion), 2011–2020

Figure 28: UK Trends in Art, Wine and Wheels, 2011–2015

Figure 29: UK HNWIs – Foreign Investment Allocation and Growth (%), 2015

Figure 30: UK HNWIs – Global Distribution of Foreign Investments (%), 2011–2020

Figure 31: UK HNWIs – Liquidity Breakdown (%), 2011–2020

Figure 32: UK UHNWIs – Asset Class Composition (%), 2011–2020

Figure 33: UK Exchange Rate – GBP–US$, 2011–2020

Figure 34: UK Real GDP Growth (%), 2011–2020

Figure 35: UK GDP per Capita (US$), 2011–2020

Figure 36: UK Domestic Market Capitalization (US$ Billion), 2011–2015

Figure 37: UK Commodity Indices, 2011–2020

Figure 38: UK Foreign Direct Investment (US$ Billion), 2011–2020

Figure 39: UK Inflation Rate (%), 2011–2020

Figure 40: UK Money Market Rates (%), 2011–2020

Figure 41: UK Balance of Payments (US$ Billion), 2011–2015

Figure 42: UK Government Debt as a Percentage of GDP (%), 2011–2020

Figure 43: UK Stock Market Performance (Index), 2011–2015

Figure 44: UK HNWI Wealth vs GDP Ratio (%), 2011–2020

Figure 45: UK HNWIs – Volume by Wealth Band, 2011–2020

Figure 46: UK HNWIs – Wealth by Wealth Band (US$ Billion), 2011–2020

Figure 47: UK HNWIs – Wealth per Capita (US$ Million), 2011–2020

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