Capgemini and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management explore the fast growing wealth of the Asia-Pacific region
Building on the success of the World Wealth Report, we are pleased to present you with the fourth edition of our Asia-Pacific Wealth Report. In recent years, the region has witnessed tremendous economic growth that, in turn, has fuelled an increase in wealth accumulation. This report is another example of our long-standing commitment to better understand the investment behaviors and trends of high net worth individuals (HNWIs) around the world.
The report explores the behaviors of HNWIs in eleven core markets: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. These markets together account for 95.3% of the regions gross domestic product (GDP). The 2009 reports shows the region’s HNWI population declined 14.2% from 2007 levels to 2.4 million and their financial wealth declined 22.3% to $7.4 trillion.