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Market Blast – June 25, 204

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London has 227,000 millionaires: Greater than Paris, however lower than New York, and the determine is dropping

The streets of London might not be paved with gold, however there’s nonetheless clearly loads of it round.  

One in 39 Londoners—or 227,000 individuals in a inhabitants of 8.8 million—have at the least $1 million of liquid, investable wealth, in line with the World’s Wealthiest Cities Report 2024.

The analysis, compiled by Henley & Companions and New World Wealth, ranks the U.Ok. capital fifth globally for its high-net-worth inhabitants, behind New York (349,500 millionaires), San Francisco and the Bay Space (305,700), Tokyo (298,300) and Singapore (244,800).

Paris got here in seventh on the planet and second in Europe, with 165,000 liquid millionaires. Regardless of being house to the world’s richest particular person, Bernard Arnault, the French capital additionally trails London in whole billionaires, with 23 to London’s 35.

It isn’t stunning to seek out high-net value people (HNWIs) congregating in main world cities like these, the place a lot wealth is each created and managed. 

Nonetheless, the rankings replicate greater than the financial exercise of the cities in query. Insurance policies have an effect too. 

London and the U.Ok. extra extensively had been traditionally extremely profitable in attracting overseas HNWIs, however in line with Henley’s knowledge the nation has skilled web outflows of millionaires for the reason that Brexit vote in 2016.

“No matter one could take into consideration the deserves of Brexit, this cohort is voting with its toes. Coupled with the coverage change to take away everlasting non-domiciled taxpayer standing, Brexit has made the UK much less hospitable and welcoming to HNWIs,” former Lloyds Financial institution Industrial chief economist Trevor Williams commented final 12 months. 

A surge in millionaire web outflows additionally occurred in 2022-3, with round 5,000 individuals estimated to have left—one thing prone to be linked to the U.Ok.’s abrupt ending of its tier 1 investor (or ‘golden’) visa after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

London and Paris had been joined by 15 different European cities within the world prime 50, with Dublin having the quickest rising millionaire inhabitants and Moscow the quickest falling. 

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