Treasure assets, such as fine art, jewellery and antiques, are an important component of total wealth. According to Wealth Insights report, researched by Ledbury research and written in conjunction with Barclays, wealthy individuals surveyed say their treasure assets comprise 9.6% of their total net worth.
The report finds that women tend to own slightly more treasure, accounting for around 11% of their net worth compared with 9% for men. The proportion of wealth held in treasure assets varies widely between countries. Respondents from the United Arab Emirates (18%) top the list followed by those from Saudi Arabia and China at 17%. These findings hold even when gold, a popular asset class in the West Asia and Asia, is excluded.
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