Millionaires in Ghana rise close to 3000 - Wealth Report -



Ghana can now boast of two,900 millionaires whose internet value has been estimated to be in dollars after some 200 extra Ghanaians joined the record categorised as elite group in 2016.

Out of the quantity, a minimum of 10 individuals joined the ranks of these with internet wealth greater than $10 million, with no addition to the pool of these value $30 million and above. 

This revelation is contained within the newest Wealth Report by Stanbic Financial institution in collaboration with Worldwide Consultancy Group, Knight Frank. It revealed that the monetary service sector within the nation is the first supply of wealth for a lot of the "Ghanaian greenback millionaires."

The Editor of the report, Andrew Shirley, informed JOY BUSINESS' Editor Emmanuel Agyei, the variety of Excessive Internet Value People (HNWI) in Ghana is projected to virtually double within the subsequent 10 years.

“Inside the Africa perspective, Ghana has carried out very strongly. We’re wanting on the subsequent ten years, a rise of just about 80 % - so it’s very robust. It’s a lot larger than Europe for instance.

"We’re not taking a look at progress charges of anyplace close to that in Europe or the U.S. Plenty of economies in Africa are a lot youthful than these in North America and Europe and it takes time to get issues proper however whenever you get issues proper, that’s if you actually see the wealth creation” he stated.

The report christened, Knight Frank Wealth Report, supplies a singular perspective on international funding developments and funding methods of excessive internet value people all over the world.

The 2017 version was based mostly on responses from virtually 900 of the world’s main personal bankers and wealth advisors, and 10,000 shoppers throughout Africa.

In accordance with the report, wealth preservation (79%), adopted by capital progress which is (68%) and succession planning (56%) are the three most essential elements that Excessive Internet Value Ghanaians think about when making wealth administration and funding selections.

The three elements are deemed most essential as uncertainties linger on within the international and native economies. 

On schooling, wealth managers and advisors for Ghanaian HNWI consider extra shoppers are selecting to ship their youngsters abroad (47%), in comparison with a 28% international common and 47% throughout Africa.

The Head of Wealth and Funding at Stanbic Financial institution, Benjamin Mensah additionally stated, “As a part of our holistic wealth administration proposition, Stanbic Financial institution Wealth and Funding have created an affiliation with Knight Frank all through Africa to supply our shoppers entry to world property specialists as we see Actual Property as a serious asset class.

“We proceed to see an evolution of the HNWI market in recent times and within the wants of our shoppers. With growing sophistication, difficult markets, rising regulatory modifications, wealth administration has needed to evolve.

"Throughout Africa, HNWI millennials prioritise capital progress (65%), revolutionary investing (65%), minimising tax (40%), means to maneuver wealth shortly around the globe (40%) and portfolio diversification (38%), whereas globally, HNW millennials are prioritising capital progress (64%), progressive investing (43%), portfolio diversification (39%), revenue return (36%) and wealth preservation (30%) in that order.

"In Africa, you’ve received about 145,000 millionaires while in only one U.S Metropolis, Chicago is about135,000. So put into perspective and we will see there’s an enormous potential in Africa for extra wealth creation. I’ve been in Nairobi, I’ve been in Accra and also you see an enormous power, innovation, and entrepreneurship” he stated.

“It's a difficult surroundings, however the center class is rising quickest in Africa. Million greenback companies are created when extra individuals are shopping for providers and items – that’s trickling again down the financial system and that cash would create new millionaires” he concluded.