HNWI Asset Allocation in South Africa 2016




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This report provides the latest asset allocations of South Africa HNWIs across 13 asset classes. The report also includes projections of the volume, wealth and asset allocations of South Africa HNWIs to 2020 and a comprehensive and robust background of the local economy.

This report is the result of WealthInsights extensive research covering the high net worth individual (HNWI) population and wealth management market in South Africa.
The report focuses on HNWI performance between the end of 2011 and the end of 2015. This enables us to determine how well the country's HNWIs have performed through the crisis.

Independent market sizing of South Africa HNWIs across five wealth bands
HNWI volume and wealth trends from 2011 to 2015
HNWI volume and wealth forecasts to 2020
HNWI and UHNWI asset allocations across 13 asset classes
Insights into the drivers of HNWI wealth

Reasons To Buy
The HNWI Asset Allocation in South Africa 2016 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.
With the wealth report 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 2020.

Key Highlights
Real estate was the largest asset class for South African HNWIs in 2015, accounting for 26.6% of total HNWI assets. This was followed by equities with 26.5%, business interests with 14.9%, cash and deposits with 12.8%, fixed-income with 11.6%, and alternatives with 7.6%.
Business interests recorded the highest growth during the review period at a rate of 21.1%, followed by real estate and fixed income at respective rates of 20.8% and 14.2%.
Alternative assets held by South African HNWIs increased from 7.5% to 7.6% between 2011 and 2015. HNWI allocations to commodities decreased from 3.4% to 2.3% of total assets during this period.
WealthInsight expects allocations in commodities to decrease slightly over the forecast period, at 2.2% of total HNWI assets by 2020.
South African HNWI liquid assets valued US$117.5 billion as of 2015, representing 50.9% of total wealth holdings.