Written by the Economist Intelligence Unit on behalf of Barclays Wealth, this fifth volume of Barclays Wealth Insights, entitled Barclays Wealth Insights: ‘Evolving Fortunes’, looks at how levels and distribution of household wealth will change over the next decade.
The first report published at the beginning of 2007 was entitled, ‘The Future of Wealth 2006-2016’ and examined the unprecedented level of growth in wealth within the G7 and its global implications.
‘Evolving Fortunes’ builds on those findings with an in-depth analysis of how the global distribution of household wealth is likely to change during the next decade.
The Economist Intelligence Unit compiled a Household Wealth Index that includes 50 countries, to examine how the number of households with wealth over certain thresholds will change over the next ten years. Data was also compiled on the proportion of households within each country with wealth over certain thresholds, average wealth held, and the ratio of household wealth to gross domestic product (GDP). Three main measures of household wealth were used: financial, non-financial and aggregate.