In a first quarter study of Ultra High Net Worth investors with a net worth of between $5 million and $25 million, 58 percent of investors said they were paying greater attention to global situations to see how it is affecting their investments.
Sixty-five percent of investors between the ages of 60-64 said they were watching global events for investment purposes. Even 54 percent of investors under the age of 53 had their eye on the world for that purpose.
Interestingly, 64 percent of investors who are completely dependent on their advisor for investment advice are eyeing the events of the world. Perhaps those investors are calling their advisor regularly to make sure their investments are safe from global distractions.
Wealthier investors are more likely to have concerns over international affairs and are also more likely to be invested internationally. In Spectrem Group's Affluent Market Insights report for 2014, 37 percent of UHNW investors said they plan to invest internationally over the next 12 months, while only 28 percent of Millionaire investors with a net worth between $1 million and $5 million plan international investments, and only 17 percent of Mass Affluent investors with a net worth between $100,000 and $1 Million plan to do so.
Among the UHNW investors investing internationally, they are looking at safer markets, like China (20 percent), Europe (21 percent), Canada (17 percent) and Brazil (17 percent). Only 8 percent of UHNW investors are looking to invest in India, one of the more stable Middle Eastern economies.
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