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.
Companies that collect funds through accepting deposits and channel the funds into lending activities. The companies also provide services that facilitate the lending of funds such as mortgage and loan brokerage services, clearinghouse and reserve services, check cashing services, and other banking operations such as providing ATMs. Includes conventional and Islamic commercial, specialized, offshore, and online banks.
Companies that accept and manage deposits from individuals, firms, and governments and use a portion of those deposits to earn interest by issuing loans and holding securities. The industry includes conventional and Islamic banks.