Yeah you heard me. World assets were all time high at $140 trillion
(includes stocks, bonds and other financial assets) in 2005. McKinsey & Co.
conducted a study mapping financial assets around the globe and seek the flow of these assets from region to region.
This study helps you understand where the investors as well as the banks are investing. It is clearly indicating that investors and banks are spreading their investment portfolio in diverse broader markets.
U.S is still the leader, taking in about 85% of the flow from countries that are net exporters of capital (like Japan, China and Middle East OPEC countries). This means that of the all the saving that citizens world-wide are willing to put outside their own country, the U.S gets 85% of it.