A study by Kotak Wealth Management and Crisil estimates that there are around 62,000 UHNIs in India as of 2010-11, which is poised to rise to 219,000 by 2015-16, reflecting a total net worth of Rs235 trillion.
Sovereign wealth funds are seeking to hold more local-currency emerging bonds as a strategic allocation while central banks want to raise their exposure to higher-rated emerging economies such as Singapore, Chile, Brazil, Peru and South Africa, Trigo Paz
The group that UBS joins comprises BofA Merrill Lynch, GETCO LLC, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Quantlab Group LP. Instinet Incorporated, a Nomura Group company, remains the largest equity holder through a subsidiary company.
The findings said 76 percent of people consider the wealth gap rather serious, while 14 percent said they cannot make ends meet, said Professor Wong Chack-kie, associate director of the institute.