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Oman’s financial wealth set to reach $141bn by 2027: Report

12 Sep 2023 Oman slashes budget deficit

Muscat – Oman’s financial wealth is projected to grow at a strong compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7%, reaching $141bn by 2027, according to a new report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

The report titled ‘Global Wealth Report 2023: Resetting the Course’ reveals that Oman’s financial wealth represents 1.5% of the region’s total.

Over the period from 2017 to 2022, Oman’s financial wealth experienced a growth rate of 7.2% per annum, reaching a total of $112bn in 2022. This significant increase highlights the nation’s positive economic trajectory and solidifies its position within the regional financial landscape, the report said.

In a press statement, Markus Massi, managing director and senior partner at BCG, said, “Oman’s economic trajectory signals entrepreneurial spirit coupled with calculated risk. This impressive growth reflects the resilience and strength of Oman’s economy despite global market challenges.”

Role of high-net-worth individuals

Turning to individual wealth distribution, the report indicates that in 2022, a significant portion of Oman’s wealth, about 23%, originated from ultra high-net-worth individuals worth more than $100mn. Their contribution is expected to increase to 24% by 2027.

Furthermore, individuals with wealth between $1mn and $20mn held 23% of Oman’s wealth in 2022, with this percentage expected to remain the same by 2027. Individuals with wealth below $250,000 held 34% of the wealth, a proportion anticipated to decrease to 33% by 2027.

Farouk el Hosni, BCG principal, commented, “The success of Oman in retaining high-net-worth individuals contributes to its growing economic prowess. Not only are they accelerating investment in the region, but they also ensure its sustained growth.”

Real assets and liabilities

The BCG report also highlights the growth of real assets in Oman. Oman’s real assets represent 0.9% of the region’s total. However, there has been a decline in real assets from 2017 to 2022 at an annual rate of 3%, resulting in a total of $104bn.

Despite this decline, there is optimism for the future as real assets are expected to experience growth at a rate of 4% per annum, reaching $127bn by 2027.

Additionally, Oman’s liabilities sector declined slightly by 0.2% per annum from 2017 to 2022, but it is anticipated to grow by 2.5% annually to $9.1bn by 2027. This balanced growth demonstrates Oman’s confidence in taking calculated risks, enhancing its overall growth narrative.

When it comes to wealth management, the report provides valuable insights and recommendations for wealth managers to achieve sustainable profitability.

Massi emphasised the importance of initiatives such as scalable client acquisition, distinctive private-market offerings, and the integration of new technologies in financial advice to spur revenue generation. Additionally, focusing on reviews, decisions, and tech-based solutions can lead to strategic cost management, streamlining operations, and effectively meeting various client needs.

“To ensure long-term profitability in wealth management, the strategic adoption of initiatives like scalable client acquisition, distinctive private-market offerings, and the integration of technical solutions in financial advice can spur revenue generation. By redesigning wealth management with these insights, we can unlock a future of growth, efficiency, and scalability,” Massi added.

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