HNWI Asset Allocation in Mexico 2013

Date: 24-Jun-2013
There were approximately 145,000 HNWIs in Mexico at the end of 2012 which, at a value of US$736 billion, equated to 43% of the total individual wealth held in the country. As well as this, Mexican HNWIs outperformed the worldwide HNWI average between 2007 and 2012 with the total number rising by 32% while worldwide HNWI volumes declined by 0.3%.


In 2012, Mexican HNWI numbers rose by 15.7%, following a moderate growth of 0.4% in 2011. This strong growth in HNWI wealth and volumes is expected to continue and grow by 47% to reach 213,000 in 2017. HNWI wealth will also see a larger percentage increase, growing by 54% to reach US$1.1 trillion.


In 2012, real estate was the largest asset class for HNWIs in Mexico, accounting for 45% of total HNWI assets. This was followed by business interests with 17.5%, equities with 14.5%, fixed income with 12.3%, cash with 6.0% and alternatives with 5.1%. Of this, fixed income products recorded they strongest growth between 2008 and 2012, driven by a flight to safety during the financial crisis.



Compared to worldwide norms, real estate allocations in Mexico were high whilst equity allocations were low. Research actually showed that, at the end of 2012, 44% of Mexican HNWIs had second homes abroad.


At the end of 2012, Mexican HNWIs held 21.9% (US$161 billion) of their wealth outside their home country, compared to 23.2% (US$124 billion) in 2007. It is expected that foreign asset holdings will reach US$234 billion by 2017 when they will account for 21% of total HNWI assets. This is in line with the worldwide norm of between 20% and 30%. Further to this, in 2012, North America, including the Caribbean, made up 69% of the foreign assets of Mexican HNWIs. This was followed by Europe with 13.0%, Asia-Pacific with 9.1%, Latin America with 7.4%, Africa with 1.1% and the Middle East with 0.3%.


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