Challenges and Opportunities for the Wealth Sector in South Africa 2016

Challenges and Opportunities for the Wealth Sector in South Africa 2016


This report is a thorough analysis of South Africa Wealth Management and Private Banking sector, and the opportunities and challenges that it faces.


  • This report is the result of WealthInsight’s extensive research covering the high net worth individual (HNWI) population and wealth management market in South Africa.
  • The report focuses on HNWI performance between the end of 2011 and the end of 2015. This enables us to determine how well the country's HNWIs have performed through the crisis.
  • Independent market sizing of South Africa HNWIs across five wealth bands
  • HNWI volume and wealth trends from 2011 to 2015
  • HNWI volume and wealth forecasts to 2020
  • 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 (2011-2015)
  • Insights into the drivers of HNWI wealth
Reasons To Buy
  • The Challenges and Opportunities for the Wealth Sector in South Africa 2016 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.
  • With the wealth reports 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 2020.
Key Highlights
  • South African HNWIs held 18.6% (US$42.9 billion) of their wealth outside their home country in 2015.
  • Foreign asset holdings are expected to increase to US$49.4 billion by 2020, accounting for 17.1% of the country’s total HNWI assets.
  • Africa accounted for 32.5% of South African HNWIs’ foreign assets in 2015. This was followed by North America with 18.8%, Europe with 16.6%, the Asia-Pacific with 15.2%, Latin America with 10.8% and the Middle East with 6.1%.
  • South African HNWI allocations to Africa increased rapidly compared with other regions during the review period, rising from 25.5% in 2011 to 32.5% in 2015.
  • WealthInsight expects HNWIs to increase their level of investment in Africa over the forecast period, to reach 36.5% of foreign HNWI assets by 2020.

    • Details of this Report
    • Definitions
      • Table HNWI Wealth Band and Group Definitions
    • HNWI Volume and Wealth Trends
    • Domestic private banks
    • Foreign private banks
    • Wealth managers
    • Family offices
    • ZAR-US$ Exchange Rate
      • Table South African Exchange Rate - ZAR-US$ Exchange Rate, 2011-2020
    • Real GDP Growth
      • Table South African Real GDP Growth (%), 2011-2020
    • Per Capita GDP
      • Table South African GDP per Capita (US$), 2011-2020
    • Domestic Market Capitalization
      • Table South African Domestic Market Capitalization (US$ Billion), 2011-2015
    • Commodity Index
      • Table South African Commodity Indices, 2011-2020
    • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) - Inflows and Outflows
      • Table South African Foreign Direct Investment (US$ Billion), 2011-2020
    • Inflation Rate
      • Table South African Inflation Rate (%), 2011-2020
    • Interest Rate
      • Table South African Money Market Rate (%), 2011-2020
    • Balance of Payments
      • Table South African Balance of Payments (US$ Billion), 2011-2015
    • Government Debt
      • Table South African Government Debt as a Percentage of GDP (%), 2011-2020
    • Stock Market Performance
      • Table South African Stock Market Performance (Index), 2011-2015
    • Wealth Breakdowns
      • Table South African HNWI Wealth vs GDP Ratio (%), 2011-2020
      • Table South Africa - Appendix One
      • Table South Africa - Appendix Two

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