We know that wealthy individuals enjoy nice cars and homes, but where do they invest their money? An annual survey by Tiger 21 shows its members are favoring exchange-traded funds (ETFs) linked to major stock and bond benchmarks over stock picking.
Tiger 21 is a group of 200 high net worth entrepreneurs. Members meet monthly throughout Canada and the U.S. to share investing ideas. To become a member, a minimum net worth of $10 million is required along with paying annual dues of $30,000.
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The combined investable assets of the Tiger 21 club are around $19 billion.
According to the latest survey, here are the investments that members use:
43% favor individual stocks23% favor index funds/ETFs21% favor hedge funds13% favor mutual funds
The typical Tiger 21 member has the following asset mix:
23% in real estate22% in stocks15% in private equity13% in bonds and cash10% in hedge funds1% in commodities
At the end of September, there was $1.3 trillion in U.S. listed exchange-traded products. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEARCA:GLD), and Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND) are among the largest ETFs by assets.
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