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HNWI Asset Allocation in Malaysia 2016

HNWI Asset Allocation in Malaysia 2016


This report provides the latest asset allocations of Malaysia HNWIs across 13 asset classes. The report also includes projections of the volume, wealth and asset allocations of Malaysia HNWIs to 2020 and a comprehensive and robust background of the local economy.


  • This report is the result of WealthInsight’s extensive research covering the high net worth individual (HNWI) population and wealth management market in Malaysia.
  • 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 Malaysia 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
  • Insights into the drivers of HNWI wealth
Reasons To Buy
  • The HNWI Asset Allocation in Malaysia 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 125,000 HNWIs from around the world.
  • With the wealth report as the foundation for our research and analysis, we are able to 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
  • Real estate was the largest asset class for Malaysian HNWIs in 2015, with 26.5% of total HNWI assets, followed by equities with 23.8%, business interests with 20.2%, cash and deposits with 13.1%, fixed income with 11.3% and alternatives with 5.2%.
  • Business interest recorded the highest growth during the review period, at a rate of 28.4%, followed by fixed income and real estate at respective rates of 9.55% and 9.51%.
  • Alternative assets held by Malaysian HNWIs decreased from 5.4% to 5.2% between 2011 and 2015. HNWI allocations to commodities decreased from 2.5% to 1.6% of total assets during this period.
  • WealthInsight expects allocations in commodities to decrease over the forecast period, to reach 1.5% of total HNWI assets by 2020.
  • Malaysian HNWI liquid assets valued US$75.3 billion as of 2015, representing 48.1% of total wealth holdings.

  • Introduction
    • Details of this Report
    • Definitions
      • Table HNWI Wealth Band and Group Definitions
  • Executive Summary
  • Malaysia Key Facts
  • Distribution of Wealth in Malaysia
    • HNWI Volume and Wealth Trends
  • Analysis of Malaysian HNWI Investments
    • Analysis by Asset Class
      • Table Malaysian HNWIs - Assets Allocations (%), 2011-2020
      • Table Malaysian HNWIs - Holdings Growth (%), 2011-2020
      • Trends in alternative assets
        • Table Malaysian HNWIs - Alternative Asset Composition (%), 2011-2020
        • Table Malaysian HNWIs - Trends of Investments in Alternative Assets (%), 2011-2020
      • Trends in `art, wine and wheels'
        • Table Malaysian Trends in `Art, Wine and Wheels', 2011-2015
      • Trends of investment in real estate
        • Table Global Prime Real Estate Prices per m2 (US$), 2015
      • Trends of investment in cash and deposits
      • Trends of investment in fixed-income
      • Trends of investment in equities
      • Trends of investments in business interests
    • Analysis of Foreign Investments
      • Table Malaysian HNWIs - Foreign Investment Allocations (%), 2011-2020
      • Investments in Europe
      • Investments in North America (including the US, Mexico and the Caribbean)
      • Investments in Asia-Pacific
      • Investments in South America
      • Investments in the Middle East
      • Investments in Africa
    • Alternative Breakdown: Liquid vs Investable Assets
      • Table Malaysian HNWIs - Liquidity Breakdown (US$ Billion), 2011-2020
      • Table Malaysian HNWIs - Liquidity Breakdown (%), 2011-2020
    • Analysis of Malaysian UHNWI Investments
      • Table Malaysian UHNWIs - Allocations and Share of HNWI Assets (%), 2015
  • Key Drivers
    • MYR-US$ Exchange Rate
      • Table Malaysian Exchange Rate - MYR-US$ Exchange Rate, 2011-2020
    • Real GDP Growth
      • Table Malaysian Real GDP Growth (%), 2011-2020
    • Per Capita GDP
      • Table Malaysian GDP per Capita (US$), 2011-2020
    • Domestic Market Capitalization
      • Table Malaysian Domestic Market Capitalization (US$ Billion), 2011-2015
    • Commodity Index
      • Table Malaysian Commodity Indices, 2011-2020
    • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) - Inflows and Outflows
      • Table Malaysian Foreign Direct Investment (US$ Billion), 2011-2020
    • Inflation Rate
      • Table Malaysian Inflation Rate (%), 2011-2020
    • Interest Rates
      • Table Malaysian Money Market Rates (%), 2011-2020
    • Balance of Payments
      • Table Malaysian Balance of Payments (US$ Billion), 2011-2015
    • Government Debt
      • Table Malaysian Government Debt as a Percentage of GDP (%), 2011-2020
    • Stock Market Performance
      • Table Malaysian Stock Market Performance (Index), 2011-2015
    • Wealth Breakdowns
      • Table Malaysian HNWI Wealth vs GDP Ratio (%), 2011-2020
      • Table Malaysia - Appendix One
      • Table Malaysia - Appendix Two
  • About WealthInsight

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