World Wealth Report 2014 from Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management

The Industry's Leading Benchmark for High Net Worth Market Information


Capgemini and our partner RBC Wealth Management are pleased to present the 18th annual World Wealth Report 2014 which looks at trends that affect high net worth individuals (HNWIs) around the globe. Read our press releases for key information on the 2014 Report and Spotlight. The World Wealth Report is available in English, French, Spanish, Simplified and Traditional Chinese. Download your copy from our interactive website at

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Now in the second year, we are proud to present the new standard for information on HNWIs: the World Wealth Report website at Features:

  • A clickable map displaying HNWI population and wealth by region from 2009 to 2013
  • Pre-populated graphs for HNWI wealth and population, asset allocation, regional allocation, and HNWI behaviors
    for all regions and selected countries
  • Build Your Own View graph function which lets you create and share customized graphs from regional and country data

The State of The World’s Wealth

Improving economic and equity market performance helped add 1.76 million people to the global High Net Worth Individual (HNWI) population in 2013, while the investable wealth of HNWIs grew by nearly 14% to reach a record high of US$56.62 trillion. There was a 15% increase in HNWI population in 2013, the second-largest since 2000. Key findings:

  • North America and Asia-Pacific are in a close race for the world's largest HNWI market by population with growth in Asia-Pacific narrowing North America's lead to less than 10,000 individuals
  • As the wealthiest region, North America increased its HNWI wealth by 17% to reach US$14.88 trillion, though this growth was outpaced by Asia-Pacific, where HNWI wealth expanded by 18% to reach US$14.20 trillion
  • Latin America was an exception to strong global HNWI growth with increases of 4% in population and 2% in wealth due to slow GDP growth and challenged equity markets
  • HNWIs took on a more global mindset in early 2014, allocating over one-third (37%) of their assets outside of their home region, up from one-quarter (25%) the year prior
  • There was a clear shift towards wealth growth among ultra-HNWIs who reduced their focus on wealth preservation from 45% to 28% in favor of growth
  • HNWI trust and confidence in the wealth management industry surged with about three-quarters expressing high levels of trust in wealth managers and firms in early 2014, up from 61% the year prior

For the Complete Story on Global Wealth Trends

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Source:  Capgemini, RBC Wealth Management and Scorpio Partnership Global HNW Insights 2014.

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