Written by the Economist Intelligence Unit on behalf of Barclays Wealth, this third volume of Barclays Wealth Insights examines how wealthy individuals grow and preserve their wealth.
It is based on three main strands of research. First, the Economist Intelligence Unit conducted a survey of 790 mass affluent (with at least $100,000 in investable assets), high net worth (with at least $1 million in investable assets) and ultra high net worth individuals (with in excess of $3 million in investable assets). Respondents were spread across a number of key international markets, with the highest numbers of respondents from the United States, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Spain and Switzerland. The survey took place between January and September 2007. This was supplemented with a series of in depth interviews with experts on wealth; and a number of case studies of family businesses.
Our thanks are due to the survey respondents and interviewees for their time and insight.