Significant increase in global assets
Global assets at the end of 2009 were USD 111,500 billion (BCG 2010a), roughly the same as the previous high seen in 2007 (see figure 1-1). This represents growth of USD 11,500 billion or 11.5% over the year, mainly driven by the recovery in financial markets. It is estimated that in 2014 global assets will reach USD 147.5 billion.
Source: Wealth Management in Switzerland – SBA – February 2011