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Why Are Rich Indians Heading into a Poor Retirement?

Professor of Financial Economics and Part-time Value Investor, Transfin.
Dec 20, 2019 10:30 AM 1 min read

Why are rich Indians heading into a poor retirement?



India's rich are heading into a poor retirement. 

How to Manage Wealth: Standard Chartered Bank's Wealth Expectancy Report 2019 showed that India's rich have a wealth expectancy of $518,000 (wealth expectancy is the net worth that rich individuals are estimated to have at the age of 60).


As per the report, High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) have a wealth expectancy of $986,000 followed by $374,000 for the affluent and $195,000 for the emerging affluent.


“India remains one of the most buoyant economies in the world, with a growing class of wealthy citizens to match. Yet Indian wealth creators have relatively small wealth expectancy, including a low level of statutory pensions, resulting in a large wealth expectancy gap: only 32% will achieve more than half of their aspirations, and 68% will be less than halfway there," said the report. Livemint 

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