Investment & Asset Management OVERVIEW
At the top of the list are the giant asset managers, like BlackRock, a firm managing $8 trillion in investment assets, an amount so immense that it is more than the Gross Domestic Products (GDP) of Russia and India combined.
Also at the top of the industry are the biggest exchanges, where billions of shares trade hands yearly, along with the major investment banks, those firms that raise money for corporate clients by selling their stocks and bonds to the public.
Investment banks also deal in private equity investments and asset management, and they earn immense fees by brokering mergers and acquisitions. Then there are the big firms that provide stock brokerage services.
Some of them, like Merrill Lynch, are also investment banks.
Others, like Charles Schwab, are primarily stock brokers that deal with millions of individual customers. However, the lines have blurred between sectors in recent years.
It is common for one firm to operate in multiple segments of the investment industry at once, including some or all of such sectors as commercial banking, investment banking, asset management, insurance, mortgages, financial advisory, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions and more. The Global Investment Industry: This is a massive, global industry, and in light of the fact that it provides the services that enable companies to have access to capital, it is one of the most important industries of all.
Industry Overview Video
WE PROFILE HUNDREDS OF TOP COMPANIES:
- Affiliated Managers Group Inc
- American General Life Insurance Company
- Alfa Mutual Insurance Corporation
- AllianceBernstein Holding LP
- American Express Company
- General Motors Financial Company Inc
- Annaly Capital Management Inc
- Associated Banc-Corp
- Atlantic American Corporation
- BancorpSouth Bank