HNWI Asset Allocation in the United States 2012




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This report is the result of WealthInsights extensive research covering the high net worth individual (HNWI) population and wealth management market in the United States.


This report provides the latest asset allocations of US HNWIs across 13 asset classes. The report also includes projections of the volume, wealth and asset allocation of US HNWIs to 2016 and a comprehensive and robust background of the local economy.


The report features: 

  • Independent market sizing of US HNWIs across five wealth bands
  • HNWI volume, wealth and allocation trends from 2007 to 2011
  • HNWI volume, wealth and allocation forecasts to 2016
  • HNWI and UHNWI asset allocations across 13 asset classes 
  • Insights into the drivers of HNWI wealth

Reasons To Buy

  • The WealthInsight Intelligence Center Database is an unparalleled resource and the leading resource of its kind. Compiled and curated by a team of expert research specialists, the Database comprises profiles on major private banks, wealth managers and family offices in each country. 
  • The WealthInsight Intelligence Center Database also includes up to one hundred data-points on over 100,000 HNWIs from around the world. With the Database as the foundation for our research and analysis, we are able obtain an unsurpassed level of granularity, insight and authority on the HNWI and wealth management universe in each of the countries and regions we cover. 
  • Comprehensive forecasts to 2016.

Key Highlights

  • The number of HNWIs in the United States decreased by 3.1% over the review period from 5.3 million HNWIs in 2007 to 5.1 million HNWIs in 2011. 
  • Over the forecast period, the total number of US HNWIs is forecast to grow by 19.4%, to reach 6.1 million in 2016. 
  • In 2011, business interests were the largest asset class for HNWIs in the US (29% of total HNWI assets), followed by equities (26.7%), real estate (17.4%), fixed income (11.1%), cash (8.6%) and alternatives (7.3%). 
  • As of 2011, HNWI liquid assets amounted to US$3 trillion, representing approximately 16.1% of the wealth holdings of US HNWIs. 
  • WealthInsights research showed that in 2011, 26% of US HNWIs have second homes abroad. The largest destination for these homes is Mexico, followed by Canada and the UK. 
  • At the end of 2011, HNWIs in the US held 24% (US$4.5 trillion) of their wealth outside of the US, which is in line with the average for worldwide HNWIs of between 20% and 30%.