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March 27, 2015

The number of wealthy Russian investors employing a conservative wealth management strategy has more than quadrupled in two years, according to a report due to be released by Campden Research next week.

The number of wealthy Russian investors employing a conservative wealth management strategy has more than quadrupled in two years, according to a report due to be released by Campden Research next week.

Twenty three per cent of participants said their wealth management objective was to preserve wealth, while 42% employed a balanced approach, and 35% sought growth, according to the Russian Entrepreneurship Report 2015.

Two years ago, the figure seeking wealth preservation was 5%.

September 26, 2014

Momentum in the oil and gas sector has led to a dramatic increase in the number of millionaires in Texas, with the city of Dallas seeing the fastest growth in the US, according to new research. 

Momentum in the oil and gas sector has led to a dramatic increase in the number of millionaires in Texas, with the city of Dallas seeing the fastest growth in the US, according to new research.

The first Capgemini/RBC United States Wealth Report found that millionaire growth in the region was driven primarily by investment in new technology, particularly in the state’s two largest cities, Dallas and Houston.

September 25, 2014

Most wealthy parents do not prepare their children for the responsibilities of their future inheritance. Nicholas Moody digs into the findings of a four-year study into wealthy Dutch families that reveals how to reverse this trend

Wealth has many unintended consequences and trying to minimise the impact of wealth on the next generation of inheritors has been the goal of a four-year project for Raimund Kamp and Marijke Kuijpers, founders of Guidato Family Office.

March 6, 2013

As spectator sports go, reading rich lists is a pretty grim one. Poring over stories about others peoples’ billions is an odd pastime, vulgar and vaguely dirty. There’s also a 300-foot-high flashing neon question-mark over whether they are even accurate.

As spectator sports go, reading rich lists is a pretty grim one. Poring over stories about others peoples’ billions is an odd pastime, vulgar and vaguely dirty, which seems to appeal to the sort of boggle-eyed saddo who is obsessed with money for its own sake. There’s also a 300-foot-high flashing neon question-mark over whether they are even accurate.

October 10, 2012

The number of millionaires globally is set to increase by 18 million to 46 million in 2017, despite big falls in wealth over the last year. 

The number of millionaires globally is set to increase by 18 million to 46 million in 2017, despite big falls in wealth over the last year.

That’s according to research by Credit Suisse, which said Europe lost almost $10.9 trillion (€8.4 trillion) in household assets in the year to June while Asia-Pacific shed about $1.4 trillion, as economic uncertainty continued to take its toll.

June 19, 2012

The ongoing eurozone crisis has affected the fortunes of high net worth individuals in Europe, with their overall investible wealth declining by 1.1% last year.

The ongoing eurozone crisis has affected the fortunes of high net worth individuals in Europe, with their overall investible wealth declining by 1.1% last year.

That’s according to the World Wealth Report 2012, released on 19 June by Royal Bank of Canada's wealth management division and consultants Capgemini.

May 16, 2012

High net worth individuals in Malaysia, India, Indonesia and Thailand are not just the happiest in Asia, they are also confident of tripling their fortunes within the next 10 years.

High net worth individuals in Malaysia, India, Indonesia and Thailand are not just the happiest in Asia, they are also confident of tripling their fortunes within the next 10 years.

That’s one of the findings of a survey of 2,800 rich individuals across nine countries in Asia, conducted by wealth industry consultant Scorpio Partnership.

The study found high net worth Malaysians, Indians, Indonesians and Thais as the “most content when it comes to their life-wealth balance”.

December 12, 2011

The Walton family, which controls the $400 billion-plus retail empire Walmart, is no doubt rich. But just how wealthy the family members are was recently highlighted by an American economist.

The Walton family, which controls the $400 billion-plus retail empire Walmart, is no doubt rich. But just how wealthy the family members are was recently highlighted by an American economist.

According to Sylvia Allegretto at the University of California, the descendants of Sam and James Walton, who founded family business Walmart, have the same net worth as the combined wealth held by the bottom 30% of American earners. In other words, the least wealthy Americans.

October 20, 2011

The wealth of the world’s millionaires jumped by $20 trillion to $89 trillion in just one year, according to research from Credit Suisse. 

The wealth of the world’s millionaires jumped by $20 trillion (€14.5 trillion) to $89 trillion in just one year, according to research from Credit Suisse.

The bank’s Global Wealth Report also found that there are 84,700 ultra-high net worth individuals, those with net assets exceeding $50 million, across the world.

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