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The shifting landscape of global wealth

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From past to future: The wealth landscape

Written by  The Economist Intelligence Unit

As wealth changes hands and new opportunities emerge, how will the global high-net-worth (HNW) population evolve? Discover the future of wealth.

Region Number of HNWIs

Percentages may not add to 100% because of rounding.

Wealth Opportunity Index

Written by  The Economist Intelligence Unit

What countries are primed to support the future of wealth? Explore the 15-region ranking, measuring the key drivers and challenges for the high-net-worth population.

Mainland China’s HNW population is set to grow by eight percent until 2030.

More than twenty-three percent of high-net-worth individuals (HNWI) in Hong Kong (SAR) are women.

Singapore has one of the largest proportions of HNWI, at 2.6 percent of total population.

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New wealth rising: The shifting landscape of global wealth

Written by  The Economist Intelligence Unit

The influence of affluence is changing — from local to global, and from one focused on returns to one founded on personal values.

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Balancing the values of two generations

With the largest wealth transfer in history already underway, the global wealth population is fundamentally shifting. Are you ready for what’s next?

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The future-empowered high-net-worth investor

How technology and human power will reshape the wealth management industry.

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Motivated by more than money: Younger high-net-worth investors in Asia increasingly prioritise ethical investing

Written by  The Economist Intelligence Unit

What role will environmental, social and governance factors play in the investment strategy of the future?

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High-net-worth investors in Asia take an active approach to adapt to change

Written by  The Economist Intelligence Unit

Amidst a climate of economic uncertainty, the usual narrative of sky’s-the-limit optimism is taking a turn.

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Investors in mainland China

China’s investors are confident they’ll reach their financial goals for creating, preserving and managing wealth. They also believe future generations will have more opportunity to generate wealth than their own.

Investor confidence in reaching financial goals:

96%

Mainland China

78%

Taiwan

73%

Hong Kong

66%

Singapore

Investor confidence in wealth of future generations

85%

Mainland China

60%

Taiwan

56%

Hong Kong

62%

Singapore

This optimism is despite slowing GDP growth. Yet even with a positive outlook, more than nine in 10 Chinese investors say it’s important to future-proof one’s wealth.

Investor belief in “future-proofing” wealth:

92%

China

79%

Singapore

70%

Hong Kong

Hong Kong investors

Hong Kong investors are enthusiastic about foreign investing.

Sixteen percent say they do not have foreign investments/holdings, compared with:

27%

Singapore

31%

UK

58%

U.S.

And their choice of foreign assets stands out.

Sixty-six percent hold foreign real estate (residential and commercial), compared with:

41%

Singapore

30%

UK

18%

U.S.

Which sector has the greatest investment potential over the next five years? Hong Kong investors choose real estate.

37%

Hong Kong

32%

Singapore

24%

UK

17%

U.S.

Singapore’s wealth creators

63%

of people in Singapore see the rising cost of living as an obstacle to reaching their financial goals—twenty-four percent more than any other region in Asia.

This rising cost of living is affecting a top financial goal – saving for retirement.

This explains why investors in Singapore are focused on growing wealth rather than preserving it.

65%

Growing wealth

43%

Preserving wealth

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