Financials

Financials

Financials

Ticker Company Name Currency Market Cap
in Bln
Dividend Yield
CBK Commerzbank AG EUR 5.5 0%
TLX Talanx AS EUR 7.04 5.38%
MF Wendel SE EUR 3.69 3.55%
SCR SCOR SE EUR 4.68 7.43%
DANSKE Danske Bank AS DKK 78.62 9.24%
SCBFF Standard Chartered PLC USD 16.12 5.54%
DWNI Deutsche Wohnen SE EUR 16.1 2.23%
III 3I Group PLC GBP 10.22 3.3%
NN NN Group N.V. EUR 11.12 6.63%
MRO Melrose Industries PLC GBP 6.3 3.86%

Financials Industry

Companies in Financials industry provide the financial services. It consists of commercial banks, insurance companies, asset managers, brokerage firms and many other types of financial institutions. They provide transactions, investing, mortgages, insurance and other services.One of the areas of activity in this industry is to provide loans to businesses. Loans let businesses to expand through the capital projects and investments. This leads to the economic growth. So stability of the Financials industry is one of the crucial factors for the stability of the whole economy. Because of that governments regulate the industry, usually through their central banks.

Current low interest rate environment is favorable for the expansion of businesses. If interest rates rise, banks and other financial institutions can earn more, but credits become more expensive to their customers. At the same time when long term rates go down, banks earn less since they usually borrow at short term rates and lend at longer term rates. In addition, lower long term rates go along with slowing economic growth and lower loan demands.

Industry trends

Financial industry is under major transformation. There is an increasing pressure for the structural changes driven by the new technology. In recent years fintech companies are cherry picking profitable activities and, thus, reducing profit margins of the established financial institutions. Also big technology companies are entering the financial services field. This happens, for example, in the areas like payments, consumer finance, asset management and insurance. In response to it, the financial institutions invest heavily in technology and productivity, improving the customer experience, simplifying processes and reducing overcapacity. They invest in incubation and accelerator platforms. But in many cases the progress in slow and the results unpredictable. Successful companies have clear vision how business in the future will shape and what will be the main sources of profitability.

Larger companies in this industry pay and regularly increase their dividends.

Sectors of the Industry

According to the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB), Financials industry consists of the following sectors.

Supersector

Sector

Subsector

Banks Banks Banks
Insurance

 

Nonlife Insurance

 

Full Line Insurance

Insurance Brokers

Property & Casualty Insurance

Reinsurance

  Life Insurance Life Insurance
Real Estate

 

Real Estate Investment & Services Real Estate Holding & Development

Real Estate Services

  Real Estate Investment Trusts

 

Industrial & Office, Retail, Residential, Diversified, Specialty,Mortgage, Hotel & Lodging REITs
Financial Services Financial Services Asset Managers

Consumer Finance

Specialty Finance

Investment Services

Mortgage Finance

Investment Instruments Equity Investment Instruments Equity Investment Instruments
  Nonequity Investment Instruments Nonequity Investment Instruments

 

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