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Navigating the evolving needs of Asia's affluent

Chiara Bartoletti
Chiara Bartoletti7/22/2021 9:1 PM GMT+08  • 6 min read
Navigating the evolving needs of Asia's affluent
Singapore has the second highest rate of growth when it comes to HWNIs in 2020.
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The number of ultra-wealthy individuals continued to increase in Singapore despite the impact of the pandemic, making it the Asian country with the second highest rate of growth in 2020. According to Knight Frank’s 2021 Wealth Report, the population of ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) in Asia Pacific region is forecast to increase by 33% in the next five years, which is significantly higher than the global average of 27%.

Nevertheless, the upward trajectory of Asia’s wealth also brings about a multitude of considerations for the region’s burgeoning community of wealth managers and family offices, as investment appetite and expectations among high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) are constantly evolving amid an increasingly volatile macroeconomic environment.

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