Wealth in Sweden: HNW Investors 2018

Publisher Name :
Date: 31-Oct-2018
No. of pages: 52

Wealth in Sweden: HNW Investors 2018

Summary

GlobalData's "Wealth in Sweden: HNW Investors 2018", report analyzes the investing preferences and portfolio allocation of Swedish HNW investors. The report is based on our proprietary Global Wealth Managers Survey.

Tapering economic growth, political gridlock, and a cooling property market are causing some uncertainty in Sweden's wealth market, and this reflects in asset allocation forecasts. However, there are some notable bright points, particularly the country's world class startup scene, which is boosting wealth sourced from technology and financial services, as well as proving a draw to HNW expats setting up businesses.

Specifically the report -

- Profiles the average Swedish HNW investor in terms of their demographics and analyzes the expat opportunity in Sweden;

- Analyzes which wealth management mandates are preferred among Swedish HNW investors and how demand will develop looking forward;

- Examines the allocation of Swedish HNW investors' portfolios into different asset classes and how the allocation is expected to develop in the future;

- Analyzes HNW investors' propensity to invest offshore, preferred booking centers, and asset classes;

- Analyzes the product and service demand among Swedish HNW investors.

Scope

- 15.8% of wealth in Sweden is derived from the technology & telecommunications sector, one of the highest proportions globally.

- The HNW expat population is in line with the regional average, with almost 80% of this segment hailing from Finland and Norway.

- Swedish HNW individuals tend to work with just 3.4 wealth managers and hold 53% of their portfolios with the lead provider.

- Equities, particularly direct holdings, dominate Swedish HNW portfolios. However, a notable increase in cash holdings is anticipated, with 86.5% of wealth managers forecasting an increase over the coming year.

- Swedish HNW investors hold a sizable 40% of their portfolio offshore. Almost half of offshore holdings are in equities, with centers such as the US, Germany, and the UK a particular draw.

- 60.3% of wealth managers believe they will lose market share to automated investment services over the coming year. Demand for such services is high at 100%, but provision among traditional players is low.

Reasons to buy

- Develop and enhance your client targeting strategies using our data on HNW profiles and sources of wealth.

- Give your marketing strategies the necessary edge and capture new clients using insights from our data on HNW investors' preferences for the various styles of asset management.

- Tailor your investment product portfolio to match the current and future demand for different asset classes among HNW individuals.

- Develop your service proposition to match the service and product demand expressed by Swedish HNW investors and react proactively to forecasted changes in demand.

Wealth in Sweden: HNW Investors 2018

Table of Contents
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
1.1. Market summary 1
1.2. Key findings 1
1.3. Critical success factors 1
2. OVERVIEW 9
2.1. An uncertain macroeconomic environment is changing the face of the HNW investment landscape 9
2.2. Demographics: financial services professionals represent a lucrative target market 10
2.3. Expats: offering tax services will be key for the small HNW expat community 11
2.4. Investment style preferences: highlighting expertise and convenience will be key to maintaining high-value discretionary business 12
2.5. Asset allocation: a notable increase in cash allocation is anticipated 13
2.6. Offshore preferences: offering investors access and guidance to foreign stock markets is key 14
2.7. HNW product and service demand: wealth managers urgently need to determine their automated investment services strategies 15
3. BECOMING PART OF SWEDEN'S START-UP SCENE COULD PAY DIVIDENDS IN THE FUTURE 16
3.1. Sweden has one of the highest proportions of technology-derived wealth globally 16
3.2. The huge success of Sweden's start-up scene is driving the importance of the tech sector 17
3.2.1. Stockholm is widely recognized as one of the world's top locations for start-ups 17
3.2.2. An excellent technical infrastructure and small population make Sweden an ideal test bed for new products 18
3.3. Investment in the sector is growing and proving lucrative for venture capitalists 18
3.3.1. The success of the technology scene is also a boon for financial services, particularly in the venture capital space 19
3.3.2. Wealth managers should look to capitalize on the success of the start-up space by providing access to direct private equity opportunities 20
3.4. Wealth managers need to improve their engagement with the technology ecosystem 20
3.4.1. While local wealth managers are well versed in catering to entrepreneurs and employees… 20
3.4.2. … they need to improve their outreach to the start-up ecosystem 20
4. HIGHLIGHTING TAX EXPERTISE AND BUSINESS ADVICE WILL HELP TO ATTRACT EXPATS 21
4.1. The HNW expat opportunity is not particularly large, but indications are that it is growing 21
4.1.1. The HNW expat population is slightly above the European average 21
4.1.2. Interest in investment visas is increasing 21
4.2. Sweden's start-up scene is a particular draw for foreign talent and investors 22
4.2.1. Sweden offers tax breaks for expats 23
4.2.2. There are no limitations on foreigners starting businesses 23
5. DISCRETIONARY SERVICES WILL REMAIN DOMINANT, BUT HIGHLIGHTING EXPERTISE WILL BE INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT 25
5.1.1. Discretionary services account for the majority of the market and demand is set to increase 25
5.1.2. Lack of expertise and time are key drivers for professional financial management 26
5.2. However, increased price sensitivity means providers should not rest on their laurels 26
5.2.1. HNW investors are willing to self-direct for lower fees, especially for simple investments 26
5.3. Wealth managers must focus on relationships and building trust to differentiate from self-directed and automated offerings 27
5.3.1. Relationships are also key for encouraging clients to try new investment types 28
6. THE PORTFOLIO MIX IS CHANGING AND WEALTH MANAGER GUIDANCE WILL BE CRUCIAL 30
6.1. Equities currently dominate, but a shift into cash and bonds is strongly anticipated 30
6.1.1. HNWs are becoming more risk averse thanks to uncertainty in the market 31
6.1.2. Negative interest rates and the weak Swedish krona mean cash holdings will need to be handled carefully 32
6.1.3. Bond holdings will be aided by a well-performing corporate bond market 32
6.2. Property market concerns call for an investment strategy review and a frank discussion with clients 33
6.2.1. Residential property prices appear to be cooling 33
6.2.2. The commercial market is faring better and HNWs will benefit from their exposure here 34
7. PROVIDING ADVICE ON AND ACCESS TO INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MARKETS IS KEY 35
7.1. Swedish HNW investors hold an above-average proportion of their portfolios offshore, predominately in equities 35
7.1.1. Equities account for the majority of holdings thanks to their diversification benefits 35
7.1.2. The quest for better returns is the predominant driver 36
7.2. Economic and currency instability are also important drivers 37
7.2.1. The krona dropped to a nine-year low in 2018 38
7.3. Offshore holdings tend not be for tax purposes, but recent leaks have had some fallout 38
8. AUTOMATED ADVICE PRESENTS OPPORTUNITIES BUT INCUMBENTS MUST DETERMINE THEIR POSITIONS 40
8.1. HNW demand for robo-advice is high, but wealth manager provision is low 40
8.1.1. Automated advice is the most strongly in-demand service among HNWs 40
8.1.2. However, wealth management provision is noticeably lacking 40
8.2. Fintech start-ups have led the way, but incumbents are starting to enter the market 41
8.2.1. Fintech players have dominated the Swedish robo-advice scene 41
8.2.2. Wealth managers see automated advice as an opportunity, not a threat 41
8.2.3. Avanza, Nordea, and Nordnet have all launched robo-advice services 42
8.3. Fintech robo-advisors are also making moves into the wealth management space 43
8.3.1. Opti launched a hybrid advisory and automated service in 2018 43
9. APPENDIX 44
9.1. Abbreviations and acronyms 44
9.2. Supplementary data 44
9.3. Definitions 46
9.3.1. Affluent 46
9.3.2. HNW 46
9.3.3. Liquid assets 46
9.3.4. Residency 46
9.3.5. Unicorn 47
9.4. Methodology 47
9.4.1. Demographics data from GlobalData's WealthInsight 47
9.4.2. GlobalData's 2018 Global Wealth Managers Survey 47
9.4.3. Level of agreement calculation 48
9.4.4. Service level of demand score 48
9.4.5. Forecast level of demand calculation 48
9.5. Bibliography 48
9.6. Further reading 49

List of Tables
Table 1: Cash and near-cash products: importance of asset allocation drivers 44
Table 2: Equities: importance of asset allocation drivers 44
Table 3: Bonds: importance of asset allocation drivers 45
Table 4: Property: importance of asset allocation drivers 45
Table 5: Commodities: importance of asset allocation drivers 45
Table 6: Alternatives: importance of asset allocation drivers 46

List of Figures
Figure 1: HNW fortunes are predominantly drawn from earned income, followed by entrepreneurship 10
Figure 2: HNW expats typically come from neighboring countries 11
Figure 3: Swedish HNWs tend to work with fewer wealth managers than the European average 12
Figure 4: Equity holdings dominate, but demand is expected to grow most for cash and bonds over the coming year 13
Figure 5: Swedish HNWs hold an above-average proportion of their portfolios offshore 14
Figure 6: There is a notable mismatch between high demand for and low provision of automated investment services 15
Figure 7: The technology & communications sector is a key source of Swedish HNW wealth 17
Figure 8: Investment into Sweden's technology sector is on an upward trajectory 19
Figure 9: Wealth managers agree that HNW interest in investor visas has been increasing 22
Figure 10: Sweden wins the race in the number of technology investments in the Nordics 23
Figure 11: Stockholm has by far the largest financial market for smaller companies in the Nordics 24
Figure 12: Discretionary mandates predominate and are forecast to see the strongest growth 25
Figure 13: Lack of expertise is the key reason HNW individuals have their fortunes professionally managed 26
Figure 14: MiFID II has had an impact on price sensitivity, albeit less so than on other European markets 27
Figure 15: A trusted brand and relationships are the key reasons why investors choose their wealth manager over a competitor 28
Figure 16: Lancelot Asset Management offers alternative funds through Lancelot Camelot and Lancelot Avalon 29
Figure 17: Swedish HNW investors will be moving into bonds and cash, but out of commodities 30
Figure 18: There is strong consensus among wealth managers that Swedish HNW investors are becoming more risk averse 31
Figure 19: Strong growth in the corporate bond sector has seen it overtake Swedish government bonds in value 32
Figure 20: After years of growth, Swedish house prices have started to decline in 2018 34
Figure 21: In comparison with many other markets, Swedish HNW investors hold among the highest proportions of their portfolios offshore 36
Figure 22: The DAX and S&P500 have outperformed the OMXS30 since January 2013 37
Figure 23: Tax efficiency is a limited driver for Swedish HNW offshore holdings 39
Figure 24: Swedish automated investment services: fintech providers 41
Figure 25: Brokerage firm Avanza entered the robo space with Avanza Auto in September 2017 42
Figure 26: Opti is entering the wealth management market 43
  • HNW Offshore Investment: Drivers and Motivations
    Published: 24-Mar-2020        Price: US 5250 Onwards        Pages: 47
    HNW Offshore Investment: Drivers and Motivations Summary The proportion of HNW individuals who invest offshore has been on the rise despite the scandals that have shaken the industry. While the reasons are diverse and differ from country to country, an expectation of better returns abroad, international business interests, and local political and economic instability top the list. However, we are seeing notable differences between regions, suggesting that one strategy d......
  • UK Financial Advisors 2019: Trends, Concerns, and Opportunities
    Published: 23-Mar-2020        Price: US 3450 Onwards        Pages: 52
    UK Financial Advisors 2019: Trends, Concerns, and Opportunities Summary In many respects, the UK financial advisor market is in strong shape: average revenues are up and the number of active advisors continues to grow. However, the effects of significant consolidation are beginning change the structure of the market. The number of financial advice firms is declining, and while the vast majority of players are still small outfits the number of larger players with over 50......
  • UK Wealth Management: HNW Investors 2019
    Published: 12-Mar-2020        Price: US 3450 Onwards        Pages: 33
    UK Wealth Management: HNW Investors 2019 Summary Most HNW individuals in the UK earned their wealth through earned income, and are showing strong demand for planning and lending products. However, a multi-service proposition is a must as demand is expected to increase across all planning services and mandates, especially advisory services, as HNW investors want more control over their wealth. Wealth managers must remain acute to changes surrounding Brexit and slower eco......
  • Trends to Watch in Wealth Management: 2020
    Published: 10-Mar-2020        Price: US 5250 Onwards        Pages: 46
    Trends to Watch in Wealth Management: 2020 Summary The wealth management market is unsettled in 2020. Expected growth in equities and offshore investment bodes well for growth in fees and client assets. However, even as the outlook perks up the risks have been growing more pronounced. This includes industry-specific pitfalls such as increased competition and new digital players, as well as geopolitical issues. This report informs wealth managers and their s......
  • Bank of America Wealth Management - Competitor Profile
    Published: 14-Feb-2020        Price: US 1295 Onwards        Pages: 33
    Bank of America Wealth Management - Competitor Profile Summary Bank of America operates through four business segments: Consumer Banking, Global Wealth & Investment Management (GWIM), Global Banking, and Global Markets. The wealth management units Merrill Lynch and Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) sit within the GWIM division. Its corporate headquarters are located in Charlotte, North Carolina. This report provides a comprehensive analysis......
  • Competitor Profile: Julius Baer
    Published: 07-Feb-2020        Price: US 1295 Onwards        Pages: 34
    Competitor Profile: Julius Baer Summary This competitor profile provides a comprehensive analysis of Julius Baer's private banking and wealth management operations. It offers insights into the company's strategy and financial performance, including key data on assets under management (AUM). Customer targeting and service propositions are covered, as are product innovation and marketing activities. Headquartered in Zurich, Julius Baer is a Swiss private bank......
  • Deutsche Bank Wealth Management: Competitor Profile
    Published: 01-Feb-2020        Price: US 1295 Onwards        Pages: 35
    Deutsche Bank Wealth Management: Competitor Profile Summary Deutsche Bank is a global bank headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. It has a presence in Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The bank's wealth management division sits within the private bank division, which is one of four main business segments. This report gives a comprehensive analysis of Deutsche Bank's wealth management operations. It offers insight into the compan......
  • Wealth Management Competitive Dynamics 2019
    Published: 31-Jan-2020        Price: US 3450 Onwards        Pages: 45
    Wealth Management Competitive Dynamics 2019 Summary The global private wealth market had an off year in 2018, with a good profit result but contracting assets under management (AUM). While there was no change in the order of the world's five largest private wealth managers, there was more movement lower down the rankings as continued merger and acquisition activity boosted some players' AUM in a down year for most. Net inflows were down significantly from the bumper yea......
  • Competitor Profile: RBC Wealth Management
    Published: 31-Jan-2020        Price: US 1295 Onwards        Pages: 35
    Competitor Profile: RBC Wealth Management Summary Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Wealth Management is one of the five main business segments of RBC, the largest commercial bank in the country. This segment has four divisions, including the company's Global Asset Management unit. RBC Wealth Management has 1,750 investment advisors in Canada and 1,900 financial advisors in the US. It also maintains offices in seven other countries. ......
  • SERVICES
    Value for Money
    We believe in "optimum utilization of available budget and resources". While servicing our clients' (your) market research requirements, we keep the same approach in focus to help you get the best value for your $$s.
    Ever Growing Inventory
    Ranging from the smallest feasible / required data (datasheets, data facts, SWOT analysis, company profiles, etc) to full research reports that help you make decisions, our inventory is updated almost on a daily basis with the latest industry reports from domain experts that track more than 5000 niche sectors.
    One Stop Solution
    Need a custom research report on medical devices market? Require all available business intelligence on 3D printing industry? Exploring F&B sector of a particular country/region? RnRMarketResearch.com is your one-stop-solution to all market intelligence needs. We not only offer custom research and consulting services, we also "bundle" reports to meet your needs and help you fetch the data analysis you require for your business.
    Dedicated Client Engagement
    Not limited to only "finding" relevant reports for you, our client engagement team dedicates its efforts to understand your "business need" and accordingly maps available research data to help you move forward. Call "your" client engagement executive any time of your day and get your questions answered in order to make the correct business decision.
    Saving Time and Efforts
    Simply share your research requirement details with us and let us do all the hard work to find required intelligence for you. When you add up our "one stop solution" and "dedicated client engagement" services mentioned above, you obviously know the time and effort saving you do by working with us.
    Payment Flexibility
    Working with Fortune 500 organizations, we understand the importance of being flexible for payments. Share your payment terms with us and we will surely match up to them to ensure you get access to required business intelligence data without having to wait for the payment to be done.
    Post-Purchase Research Support
    Have questions after reading a report / datasheet bought through us? Not sure about the methodology used for data available in the research? Talk to us / Share your questions with us and if required, we will connect you with the analyst(s)/author(s) of the report(s) and ensure you get satisfactory answers for the same. Need more data / analysis / report(s) on the topic of your research/project? The RnRMarketResearch.com team is here for you 24X7 to support you with your post-purchase requirements. Subscription Offers & Packages (Get in touch with us for more details - [email protected] / +1 888 391 5441 )
    • Ad Hoc
    • Pay - as - you - go / Bucket Subscriptions
    • Fixed Cost for #of reports
    • Customize / Personalize as per your needs