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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.

The UK population of high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) will grow by 2.4 percent per year to 2030.

The UK has the smallest proportion of Millennial HNWIs at 4.6 percent.

Of HNWIs in the UK, women make up 33.2 percent of the 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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Generations of doing well by doing good

Exploring the intergenerational legacy of one British family dedicated to creating a better world.

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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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Despite uncertainty at home, high-net-worth investors in the UK are focused on achieving their financial goals

Written by  The Economist Intelligence Unit

As investors brace for the unknown, many are changing course. Find out how strategy could change for UK portfolios.

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Young high-net-worth investors in the UK look at alternative investments and ask, is property still the real deal?

Written by  The Economist Intelligence Unit

Explore why high-net-worth individuals in the UK are taking a more nuanced view on property ownership.

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UK business owner sentiment

84%

of British business owners are confident about their future, believing they will reach their financial goals for creating, preserving and managing their personal wealth.

They are less concerned about how to ensure long-term financial well—being:

42%

Business owners

54%

Non-business owners

And are more inclined to see the benefits of globalisation on wealth creation:

32%

Business owners

25%

Non-business owners

59%

prioritise their business and say the success of their business matters more than how much wealth they earn.

UK’s next generation of investors

92%

of Millennials say they plan to change their current investment strategy in the next five years.

They are particularly keen to ensure diversification compared to others:

35%

Millennials

21%

Gen Xers

24%

Baby Boomers

So what are they diversifying into?

Millennials are interested in increasing their:

24%

Foreign holdings

21%

Alternative investments

And, are more likely to hold seed capital in a start-up (outside the country where they live):

14%

Millennials

8%

Gen Xers and Baby Boomers

Compared to other generations, Millennials have more direct investments into:

Businesses

27%

Millennials

12%

Gen Xers

13%

Baby Boomers

Venture capital

23%

Millennials

16%

Gen Xers

15%

Baby Boomers

Collectibles

27%

Millennials

12%

Gen Xers

15%

Baby Boomers

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