In spite of the belief that very wealthy investors are most interested in preserving their wealth, 41% of those worth $25 million or more describe themselves as “aggressive” or “most aggressive” investors, according to a report from Spectrem Group, “The $25 Million Plus Investor.” Two-thirds of their assets are in stocks, alternatives, mutual funds, separately managed accounts, hedge funds, private equity, venture capital or other investable assets.

Only 6% of those worth $25 million or more consider themselves conservative, and only 9% of those worth $5 million or more consider themselves conservative.

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