(ZeroHedge) We've talked quite a bit in the past about the foreign oligarch demand-driven boom in Manhattan real estate prices and the dollar strength-induced bust in the market for luxury Miami condos. As the dollar continues to surge and signs emerge that the hot money laundering trade may be waning, here are some clues as to where the 0.002 percenters of the world can be found going forward.
The dominance of Asian cities illustrates a larger trend. For the first time, Asia overtook North America as the region with the second-largest growth in ultra-high-net individuals. The wealthy in Asia also now hold more money overall than those in North America: $5.9 trillion compared to $5.5 trillion. However, Europe still reigns supreme, with the greatest growth in the number of super-rich and with the wealthiest super-rich overall. Europe's high-net individuals hold $6.4 trillion.
Not surprisingly, the global super-rich are a highly mobile bunch. According to Knight Frank's survey of some 500 leading bankers and wealth advisors across the globe, the world's super-rich continue to flee Russia and Asia to stash money in real estate in North American and European cities. Russians are the most likely to be looking elsewhere.
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