Companies that provide financial services and products that facilitate the creation, liquidation, or change in ownership of money and other financial assets. Includes credit-related services, investment-related services, oversight services, investment banking, all other banking, insurance, central banks and monetary authorities, and stock exchanges.
Companies that manage and invest the funds/assets of businesses and individuals. The services include fund management, which pools funds/assets from a number of investors (such as mutual funds), and/or portfolio management, which pools funds/assets from individual high-networth investors.
Companies that invest and manage pooled funds on behalf of of businesses and individuals, against fee charges, in addition to companies that provides them with related products and services. The industry includes portfolio management and mutual fund management companies.