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Ultra HNWIs in South Africa 2014 market research report says there were 581 UHNWIs in South Africa in 2013, with an average per capita wealth of US$124.7 million, making them a prime target group for wealth sector professionals. Of this total, there were eight billionaires, 164 centimillionaires and 409 affluent millionaires. UHNWIs accounted for 1.2% of the total South African HNWI population in 2013, which was greater than the global average of 0.7%. Complete report “Ultra HNWIs in South Africa 2014” available at The number of South African UHNWIs increased by 50.5% during the review period, from 386 in 2009 to 581 in 2013. There was a wide range of performance between the different UHNWI wealth bands – while the number of billionaires increased by 100.0%, the number of centimillionaires and affluent millionaires increased by 47.7% and 50.9% respectively. The number of UHNWIs is predicted to increase by 16.1%, reaching 700 in 2018. This will include 10 billionaires, 201 centimillionaires and 489 affluent millionaires. Place a direct purchase order at

In 2013, equities was the largest asset class for South African HNWIs, with 27.1% of total HNWI assets. This was followed by real estate with 26.3%; business interests with 14.7%; cash and deposits with 12.6%; fixed-income with 11.5%; and alternatives with 7.8%. Alternatives, equities and business interests recorded growth at respective review-period rates of 58%, 58% and 46%.

Alternative assets held by South African HNWIs increased during the review period, from 7.1% of the total HNWI assets in 2009 to 7.8% in 2013. Browse complete report “HNWI Asset Allocation in South Africa 2014” at Over the forecast period, allocations in commodities are expected to decline to 1.7% of the total HNWI assets by 2018, as the global liquidity tightens due to a forecast near-term drop in demand from China for raw materials that will cause global commodity prices to flatten out. In 2013, South African HNWI liquid assets amounted to US$102.4 billion, representing 51.2% of wealth holdings. Place a direct purchase order at

At the end of 2013, South African HNWIs held 17.4% (US$35 billion) of their wealth outside their home country, which is below the worldwide average of 20-30%. Researcher expects foreign asset holdings to increase to US$45 billion by 2018, accounting for 16.1% of total South African HNWI assets. In 2013, Africa accounted for 27.0% of South African HNWIs' foreign assets. It was followed by North America with 24.2%, Europe with 22.6%, Asia-Pacific with 11.7%, Latin America with 9.0% and the Middle East with 5.4%. Browse complete report “Challenges and Opportunities for the Wealth Sector in South Africa 2014” at Compared with other regions, South African HNWI allocations to Africa increased during the review period, rising from 21.0% in 2009 to 27.0% in 2013. Africa was the emerging region in terms of global investments, especially from prosperous neighboring countries. Over the forecast period, South African HNWIs are expected to further increase their levels of investment in Africa to 30.1% of foreign HNWI assets by 2018. Investments are increasingly being diverted to the continent. Place a direct purchase order at

The report focuses on HNWI performance between the end of 2008 (the peak before the global financial crisis) and the end of 2013. This enables us to determine how well the country's HNWIs have performed through the crisis. It includes demographic trends (2009-2013) and findings of the proprietary researcher HNWI Database. The report includes comprehensive forecasts to 2018. In 2013 there were 46,883 core millionaires in South Africa, with a combined wealth of US$127 billion. During the review period, the number of core HNWIs increased by 21.7%, from 38,522 in 2009 to 46,883 in 2013. The number of core HNWIs in South Africa is expected to grow by 16% over the forecast period, reaching 56,447 by 2018. Browse complete report “High Net Worth trends in South Africa 2014” at

The scope includes

  •     Independent market sizing of South Africa HNWIs across five wealth bands
  •     HNWI volume and wealth trends from 2009 to 2013
  •     HNWI volume and wealth forecasts to 2018
  •     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 (2009-2013)
  •     Insights into the drivers of HNWI wealth

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