The world's ultra high net worth Hong Kong individuals’ wealth worth $1.179 billion USD in 2018, ranked top 8 on the global chart. If that amount were divided evenly across the 8,950 individuals, it would result in over $132,000 for each person.
With existing investment firms dominating the market, new firms entering the market will need to find unique and innovative ways of operating if they are to succeed.
While the global hedge fund industry has faced a rocky few years as investors rebelled against high fees and lacklustre returns, Asia has proven a relative bright spot thanks to stronger economic growth and expanding capital markets. Combined assets under management at funds based in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore have climbed more than 20 per cent since 2016 to $1.5 trillion HKD, according to research firm Eurekahedge Pte. That compares with a 5 per cent increase in the US and a 6 per cent drop in the UK.
With so many different financial products and a growing need for people with in-depth knowledge of geographic regions, most industry analysts expect strong employment growth in investment management to continue midway into the next decade.