» Around 1.32 lakh of HNWI’s (High Net Worthy Individuals) are in India . ( HNWI defind as People with at least USD 1 million in financial assets )
» Indian HNWI's are investing their money in the Equity Market -36%, Real Estate-24%, Fixed Income-18%, Cash/Deposits-15% and alternative investments like commodities, financial derivatives, hedge funds – 8%.
» Indian HNWI’s are investing their 75% of their mony only in Asia- Pasfic Region. Then 10% in Eroupe and 8% in North American Regions.
» Austrialian and Japanese HNWI’s are investing in Equity Market 38% and 17% Respecitively.
» India led the world in HNWI population growth, rocketing ahead 22.7% and exceeding gains of 20.5% in 2006.
» India’s Bombay Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India had respective growth rates of 122% and 115%. Market capitalization growth was driven mostly by price increases in the very active financial services, property, construction, and infrastructure sectors.
» China ranked second in HNWI population growth, advancing 20.3% in 2007, more than two and a half times greater than its 2006 pace.
» The Shanghai and the Shenzhen Stock Exchanges experienced the highest growth worldwide, at 303% and 244% respectively. Growth in the two exchanges was fueled by organic price increases.
» China attracted the largest absolute amount of private capital in 2007 at a country level, drawing in roughly $55 billion USD.
» The Nikkei 225 in Japan was the world’s worst performing index, contracting 11.1%.