Wed, Oct 26, 2016
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Timetric: Number and wealth of U.S. HNWIs set to increase, as well as their investments in alternatives

Thursday, April 04, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update - Although the global economic crisis had a significant adverse effect on US High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs), recovery is already evident and substantial growth is forecast to 2016.

The American Dream Disturbed

Whilst the US still accounted for 30% of the global total of HNWIs in 2011, the global financial crisis, compounded by weak property and global equity markets, saw the number of US HNWIs decrease by 3.1% since 2007 – from 5.3 million to 5.1 million. Furthermore, HNWI pension fund assets declined from $2.0 trillion in 2007 to $1.9 trillion by 2011.

Sweet Dreams Forecast for US HNWIs

Despite the decline in US HNWIs to 2011, 2012 saw a marked recovery: HNWI numbers rose by 3.9%, whilst HNWI wealth rose by 4.7%. New research released by Timetric suggests that this trend is set to continue, with the total number of US HNWIs to grow by 19.4% to reach 6.1 million in 2016. It suggests that HNWI wealth increase will be even greater, growing by 25% to reach $23.5 trillion by 2016.

Alternatives are expected to be the top-performing asset class for HNWIs during this period, followed by equities and fixed income products. Consequently, there will be a movement away from cash and towards alternatives.

Additionally, US HNWIs are expected to decrease their level of investment in Europe to 20% by 2016, as a result of ongoing concerns regarding the Euro, and a possible double-dip recession in the region.

For further information:
Timetric’s report, ‘United States 2012 Wealth Book: The American Dream Revisited’ is available at:

Timetric is a leading provider of online data, analysis and advisory services on key financial and industry sectors. It provides integrated information services covering risk assessments, forecasts, industry analysis, market intelligence, news and comment.

Press release


What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
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. North America - Hedge-fund manager Kyle Bass says the U.S. is on track for stagflation, Billionaire hedge fund titans Dinan, Lasry on election, markets and best investment ideas[more]

    Hedge-fund manager Kyle Bass says the U.S. is on track for stagflation From Kyle Bass, founder of Hayman Capital Management, on Wednesday warned that the U.S. is headed toward so-called stagflation. Stagflation is typically described as persistently high inflation and hi

  2. David Einhorn speaks on passive investing, Mylan, his cheapest stock, the Fed[more]

    From Greenlight Capital hedge fund manager David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) joined nine other famed investors on Tuesday to talk about stocks at the annual Great Investors’ Best Ideas Investment Symposium in Dallas. Presenters at the annual conference typically pitch one or severa

  3. Investing - Fund set up to buy illiquid hedge fund stakes finds plenty of opportunities, Lansdowne's Roden says likes animal genetics company Genus[more]

    Fund set up to buy illiquid hedge fund stakes finds plenty of opportunities From As ValueWalk reported back in February, earlier this year Andrew Lawrence set out to raise $250 million to $500 million for a fund that will buy stakes in hedge funds that have suspended redem

  4. Other Voices: Follow the advice of investment consultants - I think not[more]

    Mark Rzepczynski, Founding Partner, Chief Investment Officer AMPHI Research and Trading, writes on Harvest Exchange: Investment consultants are a force to the reckoned with in the pension world. They advise and drive many pension decisions around the globe. Consultants literally control trillion

  5. Opalesque Roundtable: Style drift, poor communications and credibility fatigue are biggest red flags for hedge funds investors[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Style drift, poor communications and credibility fatigue are the biggest red flags for hedge funds investors, said participants of the latest 2016 Opalesque Investor Roundtable, sponso