Recent economic volatility combined with the experience of the 2008 market crash have changed the fundamental attitudes and behaviors of wealthy investors. Regardless of whether they have $500,000, $1 million, $5 million or more, investors have generally become more conservative in their investment philosophy and more involved in the day-to-day evaluation of investments. This eZine, based on Spectrem’s quantitative research with several thousand Affluent household as well as focus groups and one-on-one interviews with wealthy investors, will highlight these changes in behavior. Analysis will include changes in overall portfolios, appetite for risk, and interest in future investment types. Cash deposits will also be compared historically and between wealth segments. Recent volatility and its actual, as well as emotional, impact will be analyzed and recommendations for financial providers will be included.