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Ultra HNWIs in China to 2013

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Published Date : Nov 2013

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Wealth Management

No. of Pages : 104 Pages


This report is the result of WealthInsights extensive research covering the high net worth individual (HNWI) population and wealth management market in China.
The report focuses on HNWI performance between the end of 2007 (the peak before the global financial crisis) and the end of 2012. This enables us to determine how well the country\'s UHNWIs have performed through the crisis.


This report reviews the performance and asset allocations of Ultra HNWIs in China, and highlights top-performing cities. It also includes an evaluation of the local wealth management industry.


  • UHNWI volume, wealth and allocation trends from 2008 to 2012
  • UHNWI volume, wealth and allocation forecasts to 2017
  • UHNWI asset allocations across 13 asset classes 
  • Number of UHNWIs in each state and all major cities
  • Fastest growing cities and states for UHNWIs (2008-2012)
  • Number of wealth managers in each city
  • City wise ratings of wealth management saturation and potential
  • Details of the development, challenges and opportunities of the Wealth Management and Private Banking sector in China
  • Size of China wealth management industry
  • Largest domestic private banks by AuM
  • Detailed wealth management and family office information
  • Insights into the drivers of HNWI wealth

Reasons To Buy

  • The WealthInsight Intelligence Center Database 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.
  • The Intelligence Center also includes tracking of wealth and liquidity events as they happen and detailed profiles of major private banks, wealth managers and family offices in each market.
  • With the Database 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 2017.
  • Also provides detailed information on UHNWIs in each major city.

Key Highlights

  • There were 9,087 UHNWIs in China, with an average wealth of US$1.3 billion per person, making them the prime target group for wealth sector professionals. Of this total, there were 195 billionaires, 3,121 centimillionaires and 5,771 affluent millionaires.
  • UHNWIs accounted for 0.62% of the total Chinese HNWI population, which is below the global average of 0.7%. During the review period, the number of UHNWIs in China increased by 106.8% from 4,394 individuals in 2008 to 9,087 in 2012.
  • There was a range of performance between the different UHNWI wealth bands: The number of centimillionaires and affluent millionaires increased by 113.1% and 99.7% respectively.
  • WealthInsight expects the number of UHNWIs to increase by 34% to reach 13,959 individuals in 2017. This will include 280 billionaires, 4,803 centimillionaires and 8,876 affluent millionaires.
Table of Content

1 Introduction
1.1 Details of this Report
1.2 Definitions

2 Executive Summary

3 Wealth Sector Fundamentals
3.1 Political Background
3.2 Economic Background
3.3 Social Background
3.4 Benchmarking China Wealth in Context
3.4.1 World statistics
3.4.2 Distribution of wealth in China
3.5 HNWI Volume and Wealth Trends

4 Findings from the WealthInsight HNWI Database
4.1 Trends in HNWI Wealth to 2017
4.1.1 HNWI trend analysis
4.1.2 Trends of the wealth bands
4.1.3 Demographic breakdown of HNWI
4.1.4 HNWIs job titles
4.1.5 HNWIs industry breakdown
4.1.6 HNWIs industry performance
4.1.7 HNWI breakdown by city
4.1.8 HNWIs city performance
4.1.9 HNWIs city population densities
4.1.10 HNWIs city forecasts
4.2 UHNWIs
4.2.1 UHNWI volume trend analysis
4.2.2 UHNWI wealth trend analysis
4.2.3 Demographic breakdown of UHNWIs
4.2.4 UHNWIs sector breakdown
4.2.5 UHNWIs City breakdown and performance
4.3 UHNWIs Billionaires
4.3.1 Billionaire volume trend analysis
4.3.2 Billionaire wealth trend analysis
4.3.3 Billionaire per capita net worth trend analysis
4.3.4 List of billionaires
4.4 UHNWIs Centimillionaires
4.4.1 Centimillionaire volume trend analysis
4.4.2 Centimillionaires wealth trend analysis
4.4.3 Centimillionaires per capita net worth trend analysis
4.5 UHNWIs Affluent Millionaires
4.5.1 Affluent millionaire volume trend analysis
4.5.2 Affluent millionaire wealth trend analysis
4.5.3 Affluent millionaire per capita net worth trend analysis
4.6 Core HNWIs
4.6.1 Core HNWI volume trend analysis
4.7 Core HNWIs Mid-Tier Millionaires
4.7.1 Mid-tier millionaire volume trend analysis
4.7.2 Mid-tier millionaire wealth trend analysis
4.7.3 Mid-tier millionaire per capita net worth trend analysis
4.8 Core HNWIs Lower-Tier Millionaires
4.8.1 Lower-tier millionaire volume trend analysis
4.8.2 Lower-tier millionaire wealth trend analysis
4.8.3 Lower-tier millionaire per capita net worth trend analysis

5 Analysis of Chinese HNWI Investments
5.1 Analysis by Asset Classes
5.1.1 Trends in alternative assets
5.1.2 Trends in art, wine and wheels
5.1.3 Trends of investments in real estate
5.1.4 Trends of investments in cash and deposits
5.1.5 Trends of investments in fixed-income
5.1.6 Trends of investments in equities
5.1.7 Trends of investments in business interests
5.2 Analysis of Foreign Investments
5.2.1 Investments in Europe
5.2.2 Investments in North America (Including the US, Mexico and the Caribbean)
5.2.3 Investments in Asia-Pacific
5.2.4 Investments in South America
5.2.5 Investments in the Middle East
5.2.6 Investments in Africa
5.3 Alternative Breakdown: Liquid vs Investable Assets
5.4 Analysis of Chinese UHNWI Investments

6 Competitive Landscape of the Wealth Sector
6.1 Competitive Landscape
6.1.1 Private Banks
6.1.2 Wealth managers
6.1.3 Family Offices
6.1.4 Single-family offices
6.1.5 Financial advisors
6.2 Developments in Chinas Private Banking Industry
6.3 Wealth Management Industry Clientele Model and Maturity
6.4 Behavioral Mapping of Wealth Management and Private Banking
6.5 Financial Services Review
6.5.1 Retail banks
6.5.2 Hedge funds

7 Appendix
7.1 Regulations on Taxes
7.2 Economic Indicators
7.2.1 CNY to US$ exchange rate
7.2.2 Real GDP growth
7.2.3 Per capita GDP
7.2.4 Domestic market capitalization
7.2.5 Commodity index
7.2.6 Foreign direct investment
7.2.7 Inflation rate
7.2.8 Interest rate
7.2.9 Balance of payments
7.2.10 Government debt
7.2.11 Stock market performance
7.2.12 Wealth Breakdowns

8 About WealthInsight

List of Table

Table 1: HNWI Wealth Band and Group Definitions
Table 2: Main Regions in China
Table 3: Chinese HNWIs Volume Distribution Wealth Pyramid, 2012
Table 4: Chinese HNWIs Wealth Distribution Wealth Pyramid (Percentage share), 2012
Table 5: China HNWI Sector Performance, 20082012
Table 6: Chinese HNWIs Cities, 2012
Table 7: Chinese HNWIs Top Cities, 20082012
Table 8: Chinese HNWIs

List of Chart

Figure 1: HNWI Wealth Band Definitions
Figure 2: Map of China
Figure 3: China: Asset Price Performance, 20082012
Figure 4: China HNWI Performance, 20082017
Figure 5: Chinese HNWIs vs. the World
Figure 6: China HNWIs Growth Factor Correlation, 20082012
Figure 7: Chinese HNWIs Volume Distribution Wealth Pyramid, 2012
Figure 8: Chinese HNWIs Wealth Distribution Wealth Pyramid (Percentage Share), 2012
Figure 9: Chinese HNWIs Age Distribution, 2012
Figure 10: Chinese HNWIs Job Titles, 20082012
Figure 11: Chinese HNWIs Distribution by Industry, 2012
Figure 12: Chinese HNWIs City Performance, 20082012
Figure 13: Chinese HNWIs City Numbers, 2008 and 2012
Figure 14: Chinese HNWIs City Forecasts, 20122017
Figure 15: Chinese HNWIs City Numbers, 2012 and 2017
Figure 16: Chinese UHNWIs Wealth Share vs. Volume Growth, 20082012
Figure 17: China UHNWIs Volume by Wealth Band, 20082017
Figure 18: Chinese UHNWIs Wealth by Wealth Band (US$ Billion), 20082017
Figure 19: China UHNWIs Age Distribution (Percentage Share), 2012
Figure 20: China UHNWIs Distribution by Industry, 2012
Figure 21: China Billionaires Market Overview, 20082017
Figure 22: China Centimillionaires Market Overview, 20082017
Figure 23: China Affluent Millionaires Market Overview, 20082017
Figure 24: Chinese Mid-Tier Millionaires Market Overview, 20082017
Figure 25: China Lower-Tier Millionaires Market Overview, 20082017
Figure 26: Chinese HNWIs Asset Class Composition, 20082017
Figure 27: Chinese HNWIs Trends in Alternative Assets (in US$ Billion), 20082017
Figure 28: China Trends in Art, Wine and Wheels, 20082012
Figure 29: Chinese HNWIs Foreign Investment Allocation and Growth (Percentage), 20122017
Figure 30: Chinese HNWIs Global Distribution of Foreign Investments, 20082017
Figure 31: Chinese HNWIs Liquidity Breakdown (%), 20082017
Figure 32: China UHNWIs Asset Class Composition, 20082017
Figure 33: China: Wealth Management Industry Maturity Level of Players
Figure 34: China: Behavioral Mapping of HNWIs, 2012
Figure 35: SGD to US$ Exchange Rate, 20082017
Figure 36: China Real GDP Growth (%), 20082017
Figure 37: China GDP Per Capita, 20082017
Figure 38: China Domestic Market Capitalization (US$ Billions) 20082012
Figure 39: China Commodity Indices, 20082017
Figure 40: China Foreign Direct Investments (US$ Billions) 20082017
Figure 41: China Inflation Rate, 20082017
Figure 42: China: Money Market Rate, 2008-2017
Figure 43: China Balance of Payments (US$ Billions) 20082012
Figure 44: China Government Debt to GDP, 20082017
Figure 45: China Stock Market Performance, 20082017
Figure 46: China HNWI Wealth vs. GDP Ratio, 20082017
Figure 47: Chinese HNWIs Volume by Wealth Band, 20082017
Figure 48: Chinese HNWIs Wealth by Wealth Band (in US$ Billions), 20082017
Figure 49: Chinese HNWIs Wealth Per Capita (in US$ Billions), 20082017

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