Challenges and Opportunities for the Wealth Sector in the UAE 2013




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This report is the result of WealthInsight’s extensive research covering the high net worth 
individual (HNWI) population and wealth management market in the UAE.
The report focuses on HNWI performance between the end of 2007 (the peak before the global financial crisis) and the end of 2012. This enables us to determine how well the country's HNWIs have performed through the crisis.


This report is a thorough analysis of UAE's Wealth Management and Private Banking sector, and the opportunities and challenges that it faces.


  • Independent market sizing of the UAE HNWIs across five wealth bands
  • HNWI volume and wealth trends from 2008 to 2012
  • HNWI volume and wealth forecasts to 2017
  • HNWI and UHNWI asset allocations across 13 asset classes 
  • Number of UHNWIs in each state and all major cities
  • Fastest growing cities and states for UHNWIs (2008-2012)
  • 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 dossiers on over 60,000 HNWIs from around the world.
  • The Intelligence Center also includes tracking of wealth and liquidity events as they happen and detailed profiles of major private banks, wealth managers and family offices in each market.
  • 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.
  • Report includes comprehensive forecasts to 2017.

Key Highlights

  • At the end of 2012, there were just over 47,700 core millionaires in the UAE, with a combined wealth of US$126 billion and an average wealth of US$2.6 million. 
  • During the review period, the number of core HNWIs decreased by 8% from approximately 51,900 in 2007 to 47,700 in 2012.
  • According to WealthInsight’s projections, the number of core HNWIs in the UAE will grow by 43% over the forecast period to reach over 68,100 by 2017.