The Wealth Report has always been a truly global document – and this year’s issue is no exception. The locations highlighted below exemplify some of the key trends and most interesting articles from our 2018 edition
The hub of the social networks that are changing the world, for better or worse. Professor Niall Ferguson, now a senior fellow at Stanford University in the heart of the action, explains why Silicon Valley’s tech titans could do with a history lesson.
The Big Apple scores big in our annual survey of the cities that matter to the world’s wealthiest people, taking top spot in the rankings right across the board. Nine other US cities join New York in the top 20, along with six urban hubs in Asia.
Refusing to be bowed by Brexit, London is one of the biggest beneficiaries of the shifting flows of global capital. Our unique new analysis of data from the Bank for International Settlements shows where the money is coming from – and where it’s going to.
Europe has been the recent global laggard in terms of prime property price growth. But in 2017 Frankfurt, Paris, Munich and Madrid all saw doubledigit price rises. Amsterdam, however, led the way with a 15% annual surge in average values.
Art, wealth and property have been bedfellows for millennia. Now, that relationship is creating exciting new synergies in the 21st century,as demonstrated in stunning style by Cape Town’s Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa.
Owning your own team is the ultimate investment of passion for sports-mad billionaires.The Wealth Report talks to one who saw early on the potential returns from the Indian Premier League, the cricket tournament redefining this most traditional of games.
Government cooling measures may have dampened prime property markets in Shanghai and Beijing, but Guangzhou powers on. Sitting at the top of our benchmark PIRI 100 index, prices in mainland China’s third largest city rose by over 27% in 2017.
Global demographics and consumption trends make farmland an investment sector to watch. On the doorstep of the fastest-growing middle class in history, Australia offers tempting opportunities for those looking to invest in the most tangible asset of all.
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The Knight Frank City Wealth Index identifies the cities that matter to the wealthy, now and in the future. Liam Bailey shares the latest results.
Liam Bailey and Flora Harley track how wealth is moving around the world, starting with a unique analysis of global money.