Submitted by: Marrissa James


This report is the result of WealthInsights extensive research covering the high net worth individual (HNWI) population and wealth management market in Switzerland.

The report focuses on HNWI performance between the end of 2007 (the peak before the global financial crisis) and the end of 2012. This enables us to determine how well the countrys UHNWIs have performed through the crisis.


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


UHNWI volume, wealth and allocation trends from 2008 to 2012

UHNWI volume, wealth and allocation forecasts to 2017

UHNWI asset allocations across 13 asset classes

Number of UHNWIs in each state and all major cities

Fastest growing cities and states for UHNWIs (2008-2012)

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 Switzerland

Size of Switzerland 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 2017.

Also provides detailed information on UHNWIs in each major city.


Key Highlights

There were 4,998 UHNWIs in Switzerland in 2013, with an average wealth of US$105.6 million per person, making them the prime target group for wealth sector professionals. Of this total, there were 15 billionaires, 945 centimillionaires and 4,038 affluent millionaires in 2013.

UHNWIs accounted for 1.4% of the total HNWI population of Switzerland in 2013, much higher than the global average of 0.7%. During the review period, the number of UHNWIs in Switzerland increased by 31.8%, from 3,793 in 2009 to 4,998 in 2013.

There was a wide range of performance between the different UHNWI wealth bands: the number of billionaires decreased by 11.8%, while the number of centimillionaires and affluent millionaires increased by 25.2% and 33.7%.

WealthInsight expects the number of UHNWIs to increase by 24% to reach 6,847 in 2018. This will include 20 billionaires, 1,295 centimillionaires and 5,533 affluent millionaires.

Table Of Content –


1.1 Details of this Report

1.2 Definitions



3.1 Political Background

3.2 Economic Background

3.3 Social Background

3.4 Benchmarking Switzerlands Wealth in Context

3.4.1 Distribution of wealth in Switzerland

3.5 HNWI Volume and Wealth Trends


4.1 Trends in HNWI Wealth to 2018

4.1.1 HNWI trend analysis

4.1.2 Trends of the wealth bands

4.1.3 Demographic breakdown of HNWIs

4.1.4 HNWIs job titles

4.1.5 HNWIs industry breakdown

4.1.6 HNWIs industry performance

4.1.7 HNWIs breakdown by city

4.1.8 HNWIs city performance

4.1.9 HNWIs city population densities

4.1.10 HNWIs city forecasts

4.1.11 HNWIs breakdown by state

4.1.12 HNWIs state performance

4.1.13 HNWIs state population densities

4.2 UHNWIs

4.2.1 UHNWI volume trend analysis

4.2.2 UHNWI wealth trend analysis

4.2.3 Demographic breakdown of UHNWIs

4.2.4 UHNWIs industry breakdown

4.2.5 UHNWIs city breakdown and performance

4.3 UHNWIs Billionaires

4.3.1 Billionaire volume trend analysis

4.3.2 Billionaire wealth trend analysis

4.3.3 Billionaire per capita net worth trend analysis

4.3.4 List of billionaires

4.4 UHNWIs Centimillionaires

4.4.1 Centimillionaire volume trend analysis

4.4.2 Centimillionaire wealth trend analysis

4.4.3 Centimillionaire per capita net worth trend analysis

4.5 UHNWIs Affluent Millionaires

4.5.1 Affluent millionaire volume trend analysis

4.5.2 Affluent millionaire wealth trend analysis

4.5.3 Affluent millionaire per capita net worth trend analysis

4.6 Core HNWIs

4.6.1 Core HNWI volume trend analysis

4.7 Core HNWIs Mid-Tier Millionaires

4.7.1 Mid-tier millionnaire volume trend analysis

4.7.2 Mid-tier millionaire wealth trend analysis

4.7.3 Mid-tier millionaire per capita net worth trend analysis

4.8 Core HNWIs Lower-Tier Millionaires

4.8.1 Lower-tier millionaire volume trend analysis

4.8.2 Lower-tier millionaire wealth trend analysis

4.8.3 Lower-tier millionaire per capita net worth trend analysis


5.1 Analysis by Asset Class

5.1.1 Trends in alternative assets

5.1.2 Trends in art, wine and wheels

5.1.3 Trends of investments in real estate

5.1.4 Trends of investments in cash and deposits

5.1.5 Trends of investments in fixed-income

5.1.6 Trends of investments in equity

5.1.7 Trends of Investments in business interests

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About the Author: Marissa James is the author of this article on Market Research Company. He has wide experience and analysis levels in the category of Ultra HNWIs in Switzerland. Find more information on industry analysis and market analysis here.


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