Mon, Apr 27, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

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:

  • As of 2011, there are approximately 2.......................

    To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. U.S. does not want hedge funds to invest in offshore re-insurers for tax purposes[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday introduced a new rule aimed at limiting hedge funds’ ability to reduce their tax bills by investing in insurance companies in offshore tax havens. As a general rule, the U.S. tax laws does not allow hedge funds to use off

  2. Ruling: Hedge funds suing Argentina can have access to bond offering details[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan ruled yesterday that hedge funds are entitled to details of a recent bond offering by Buenos Aires, reports

  3. Hedge funds looking to continue their rally in Q2[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds finished the first quarter on a strong note and are looking to continue the rally in the second quarter, said Lyxor Asset Management in its Weekly Brief. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index is up 0.4% over the week

  4. Hedge funds down -0.17% in March (+1.23%YTD)[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The hedge fund industry produced an aggregate return of –0.17% in March to end Q1 2015 up 1.23%, compared to the S&P 500 which increased 0.96%, according to the latest data from eVestment. Hedge fund performance returns were mixed in March amid increased equity

  5. Fund managers express concern of overvaluation in both equity and bond markets[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: According to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey, investors see growing overvaluations in both

 

banner