North America leads HNWI wealth growth in 2019

Stock markets shine in a slowing economy to drive up HNWI wealth in 2019

In 2019, global HNWI population and wealth increased by 8.8% and 8.6%, respectively. For the first time since 2012, North America surpassed Asia-Pacific’s performance to lead at 11% HNWI population and wealth growth. Global wealth growth was supported by strong stock market performance, driven by accommodative monetary policies in various countries and technology sector optimism. Based on our analysis of various market and economic parameters, a quick estimate shows a decline of 6–8% in the global HNWI wealth till the end of April 2020 (vs the end of 2019).


Global HNWI wealth increases in 2019


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