French HNW Investors’ Preferences Reviewed by Verdict Retail in Its New Study Available at

01 Aug 2016 • by Natalie Aster

LONDON – At present, over a half of HNW investors in France generated their wealth through being a first-generation entrepreneur or a business owner. 56% of the local investors attribute their wealth to manufacturing industries (reflective of market demand and stability) and property. 

Above 60% of the country’s HNW expats come from the Western European region. Meanwhile, countries in the Middle East region (like the UAE and Saudi Arabia) are also recognised as feeder nations.

The French HNW individuals most often choose discretionary mandates. However, despite a strong preference towards professional management, over 26% opt for execution-only mandates.

Around 66.7% of wealthy managers in France experience high demand for financial planning services. It is predicted that pension planning will likely register remarkable increase in demand amid planning services.

Topical research publication “Wealth in France: HNW Investors; Understanding HNW investors and wealth management strategies.” worked out by Verdict Retail has been recently uploaded at It comprises reliable data on investing portfolio allocation and investing preferences of HNW investors in France. The report includes a profile of an average French HNW investor, reviews the top investments allocation trends and also provides forecasts.

More reports by Verdict Retail are available in this catalogue.


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