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A recent study heralds a rise in Asian-American investors with at least half a million in assets. But that doesn't necessarily spell opportunity for advisors. Such Asian-American investors are now 5 percent of the affluent market an increase of fivefold in just two years according to Spectrem Group, a Chicago-based consulting firm. Spectrem surveyed 3,300 affluent households in 2003 and found Asian-Americans

A recent study heralds a rise in Asian-American investors with at least half a million in assets. But that doesn't necessarily spell opportunity for advisors.

Such Asian-American investors are now 5 percent of the affluent market — an increase of fivefold in just two years — according to Spectrem Group, a Chicago-based consulting firm. Spectrem surveyed 3,300 affluent households in 2003 and found Asian-Americans are less risk adverse than affluent people at large, more interested in b

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