This report provides the latest asset allocations of the UAE HNWIs across 13 asset classes. The report also includes projections of the volume, wealth and asset allocations of the UAE HNWIs to 2019 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 the UAE.
The report focuses on HNWI performance between the end of 2010 and the end of 2014. This enables us to determine how well the country's HNWIs have performed through the crisis.
Independent market sizing of the UAE HNWIs across five wealth bands
HNWI volume and wealth trends from 2010 to 2014
HNWI volume and wealth forecasts to 2019
HNWI and UHNWI asset allocations across 13 asset classes
Insights into the drivers of HNWI wealth
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The HNWI Asset Allocation in the UAE 2015 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 report 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 2019.
In 2014, real estate was the largest asset class for UAE HNWIs, with 23.9% of total HNWI assets. This was followed by equity with 23.7%, business interests with 20.0%, cash with 18.6%, alternatives with 10.5% and fixed-income with 3.4%.
Real estate and equities recorded growth during the review period, at respective rates of 23.9% and 23.7%.
The proportion of alternative assets held by UAE HNWIs decreased during the review period from 11.5% in 2010 to 10.5% in 2014. HNWI allocations to commodities decreased from 2.8% to 2.4% over the same period.
WealthInsight expects allocations in commodities to decline over the forecast period to reach 1.9% of total HNWI assets by 2019, as global liquidity tightens due to a forecast near-term drop in demand for raw materials from China. This is expected to cause global commodity prices to flatten out.
UAE HNWI liquid assets valued US$120.4 billion in 2014, representing 45.7% of total wealth holdings.