Real Estate was the Largest Asset Class for Malaysian HNWIs In 2013

Date: 2015-08-30

“• In 2013, real estate was the largest asset class for Malaysian HNWIs, with 26.7% of total HNWI assets, followed by equities with 24.2%, business interests with 19.9%, cash and deposits with 12.6%, fixed-income with 11.0%, and alternatives with 5.6%.

• Equities, real estate and business interests recorded growth at respective review-period rates of 88.5%, 86.8% and 56.4%. 

• Alternative assets held by Malaysian HNWIs decreased during the review period, from 6.1% of total HNWI assets in 2009 to 5.6% in 2013. HNWI allocations to commodities increased from 1.7% of total assets in 2009 to 2.0% in 2013. 

• Over the forecast period, allocations in commodities are expected to decline to 1.4% of total HNWI assets by 2018, as global liquidity will tighten due to a forecast near-term drop in demand for raw materials from China.

• In 2013, Malaysian HNWI liquid assets amounted to US$72.4 billion, representing 47.8% of wealth holdings.”


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