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Timetric research finds Singapore will overtake Switzerland as largest offshore banking centre

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Latest research from Timetric finds that Singapore is the fastest growing wealth centre in the Asia Pacific region and that Singapore will overtake Switzerland as the largest global offshore private banking market by 2020. The firm writes: "With Assets under Management (AuM) of US$550 billion at the end of 2011, new research reveals that Singapore is the fastest growing wealth centre in the world, and will be the largest offshore private banking market by 2020. This reflects the significant disparity in the performance of the HNWI sectors in the Asia-Pacific region and the rest of the world, and suggests a bright future for HNWIs in the region."

The research covered the high net worth individual (HNWI) populations in 13 Asia Pacific countries, focusing on HNWI performance between 2007 (the peak before the global financial crisis) and the end of 2011. The firm claims that this enables them to determine how well each country's HNWIs have performed through the crisis.

Singapore has seen its AUM rise from US$50 billion in 2000 to US$550 billion in 2011. The firm says: "Singapore will benefit from the movement of funds away from Switzerland, Luxemburg and the Caribbean over the next seven years, and by 2020 will be the largest global offshore banking market by AuM."

Key findings in the report include:

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