Ultra HNWIs in South Africa 2014

Published: June 2014
No. of Pages: 114


  • This report is the result of WealthInsight’s extensive research covering the high net worth individual (HNWI) population and wealth management market in South Africa.
  • The report focuses on HNWI performance between the end of 2008 (the peak before the global financial crisis) and the end of 2013. This enables us to determine how well the country''s UHNWIs have performed through the crisis.


This report reviews the performance and asset allocations of Ultra HNWIs in South Africa, and highlights top-performing cities. It also includes an evaluation of the local wealth management industry.


  • UHNWI volume, wealth and allocation trends from 2009 to 2013
  • UHNWI volume, wealth and allocation forecasts to 2018
  • UHNWI asset allocations across 13 asset classes
  • Number of UHNWIs in each state and all major cities
  • Fastest growing cities and states for UHNWIs (2009-2013)
  • Number of wealth managers in each city
  • City wise ratings of wealth management saturation and potential
  • Details of the development, challenges and opportunities of the Wealth Management and Private Banking sector in South Africa
  • Size of South Africa wealth management industry
  • Largest domestic private banks by AuM
  • Detailed wealth management and family office information
  • Insights into the drivers of HNWI wealth

Reasons To Buy

  • The WealthInsight Intelligence Center Database 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.
  • The Intelligence Center also includes tracking of wealth and liquidity events as they happen and detailed profiles of major private banks, wealth managers and family offices in each market.
  • With the Database 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 2018.
  • Also provides detailed information on UHNWIs in each major city.

Key Highlights

  • There were 581 UHNWIs in South Africa in 2013, with an average per capita wealth of US$124.7 million, making them a prime target group for wealth sector professionals. Of this total, there were eight billionaires, 164 centimillionaires and 409 affluent millionaires.
  • UHNWIs accounted for 1.2% of the total South African HNWI population in 2013, which was greater than the global average of 0.7%. The number of South African UHNWIs increased by 50.5% during the review period, from 386 in 2009 to 581 in 2013.
  • There was a wide range of performance between the different UHNWI wealth bands – while the number of billionaires increased by 100.0%, the number of centimillionaires and affluent millionaires increased by 47.7% and 50.9% respectively.
  • The number of UHNWIs is predicted to increase by 16.1%, reaching 700 in 2018. This will include 10 billionaires, 201 centimillionaires and 489 affluent millionaires.

Published By: WealthInsight
Product Code: WealthInsight820

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