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May 8, 2012

South Asia’s Wealth Diaspora: Looking Beyond Non-Resident Indians

The population of overseas Indians, including non-resident Indians (NRIs) and persons of Indian origin (PIOs), reached 21.6 million in 2011. The US accounts for the largest proportion of NRI millionaires, followed by the UK, the UAE, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia. The population of overseas Pakistanis, including non-resident Pakistanis (NRPs) and persons of Pakistani origin (PPOs) reached eight million in 2011. The UK has the largest share of NRP millionaires, followed by the US, the Persian Gulf countries and Canada. The population of non-resident Bangladeshis (NRBs) reached 5.4 million in 2011. The Persian Gulf countries account for the largest number of NRB millionaires, followed by the UK and the USA. The population of overseas Sri Lankans, including non-resident Sri Lankans (NRSLs) and persons of Sri Lankan origin (PSLOs) reached 2.5 million in 2011. Singapore accounts for the highest proportion of overseas Sri Lankans in 2011; followed by Canada, the UK and the UAE.

  • This report provides an extensive analysis on the wealth management market for non-resident South Asians
  • It details the historical values for wealth management market size for non-resident South Asian millionaires for 2007–2011, along with forecast figures for 2012–2016
  • The report provides a detailed analysis on investment trends and drivers, marketing strategies, plus the challenges in the wealth management market for non-resident South Asians
  • The report profiles the top wealth management providers across the globe providing services to non residents South Asians
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Report Details :
Published: April 2012
No. of Pages: 105
 Price: Single User License: US $ 2950 Corporate User License : US $ 5900


The report provides in-depth market analysis, information and insights, including:
  • Country wise breakdown of the population of non-resident South Asians across the globe
  • Current and future size of the wealth management market for non-resident South Asian millionaires
  • Comprehensive, country-specific analysis of the industry’s market attractiveness, covering key investment trends and drivers
  • Detailed analysis of the marketing and growth strategies adopted by various financial institutions offering wealth management services to non-resident South Asians
  • Detailed analysis of the challenges affecting the investments of non-residents in South Asia
  • Company profiles of the major banks offering wealth management services to non-resident South Asians 
Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 South Asia’s Wealth Diaspora – Country Benchmark Comparison

2.1 Market Environment
2.2 Share of Wealth by Nationality
2.3 Comparison of Remittances Across South Asia

3 India
3.1 Market Environment
3.1.1 GDP at constant prices
3.1.2 Inflation
3.1.3 Market capitalization
3.2 NRI Population
3.2.1 Number of non-resident Indians
3.2.2 Number of non-resident Indian millionaires
3.2.3 Wealth of non-resident Indian millionaires
3.3 Remittance
3.4 Investment Trends and Drivers
3.4.1 RBI norms expected to encourage NRI investment in India
3.4.2 NRI demographics
3.4.3 Growing base of NRIs
3.4.4 Well-regulated capital markets
3.4.5 India’s economic growth
3.4.6 Proactive FDI policy
3.4.7 Favorable currency exchange rates expected to continue to encourage investment of NRI wealth in India
3.4.8 Competition
3.5 Government Initiatives Designed to Attract the Wealth of India’s Non-Resident Population
3.6 Competitive Landscape
3.6.1 Overview of leading companies
3.6.2 Marketing and expansion strategies
3.7 Challenges

4 Pakistan
4.1 Market Environment
4.1.1 GDP at constant prices
4.1.2 Inflation
4.1.3 Market capitalization
4.2 NRP Population
4.2.1 Number of non-resident Pakistanis
4.2.2 Number of non-resident Pakistani millionaires
4.2.3 Wealth of non-resident Pakistani millionaires
4.3 Remittance
4.4 Investment Trends and Drivers
4.4.1 Increasing number of NRPs worldwide
4.4.2 Persian Gulf-based NRPs remain the key market for wealth management providers
4.4.3 Favorable investment policies and well-regulated financial markets
4.4.4 Positive economic outlook
4.4.5 Increasing competition among domestic and international wealth management providers
4.4.6 Favorable exchange rate encouraging NRP investment in Pakistan
4.5 Competitive Landscape
4.5.1 Overview of leading companies
4.5.2 Marketing and expansion strategies
4.6 Challenges

5 Bangladesh
5.1 Market Environment
5.1.1 GDP at constant prices
5.1.2 Market capitalization
5.1.3 Inflation rate
5.2 NRB Population
5.2.1 Number of non-resident Bangladeshis
5.2.2 Number of non-resident Bangladeshi millionaires
5.2.3 Wealth of non-resident Bangladeshi millionaires
5.3 Remittance
5.4 Investment Trends and Drivers
5.4.1 NRB investment options
5.4.2 Investment products targeting NRB customers are being introduced by the country’s leading banks
5.4.3 Incentives to attract NRB investment
5.4.4 Trade fairs are being organized to in order to attract investment in Bangladesh stock market
5.4.5 Bangladesh’s strong economic performance is driving growth in NRB investment
5.4.6 Banks working with money transfer companies to improve remittance process
5.4.7 Increasing overseas employment is driving growth in inward remittances