Ticker Company Name Currency Market Cap
in Bln
Dividend Yield
CBK Commerzbank AG EUR 6.84 0%
TLX Talanx AS EUR 8.74 4.34%
MF Wendel SE EUR 4.29 3.06%
SCR SCOR SE EUR 5.31 6.55%
DANSKE Danske Bank AS DKK 98.13 7.4%
SCBFF Standard Chartered PLC USD 21.85 4.09%
DWNI Deutsche Wohnen SE EUR 14.04 2.56%
III 3I Group PLC GBP 10.66 3.16%
NN NN Group N.V. EUR 13.69 5.38%
MRO Melrose Industries PLC GBP 8.06 3.01%
PGHN Partners Group AG CHF 29.12 2.34%
SAMPO Sampo Oyj EUR 25.49 4.79%
INVE-B Investor AB SEK 479.33 2.24%
BAER Julius Baer Group AG CHF 12.49 2.69%
SWED-A Swedbank AB SEK 165.78 5.95%
EBS Erste Group Bank AG EUR 12.05 5.35%
SEB-A Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB SEK 212.82 6.43%
SHB-B Svenska Handelsbanken AB SEK 198.4 5.49%
DNB DNB ASA NOK 284.35 5.16%
SLHN Swiss Life Holding AG CHF 15.2 4.42%
LLOY Lloyds Banking Group PLC GBP 27.32 8.64%
LSE London Stock Exchange Group PLC GBP 34.04 0.72%
NDA-FI Nordea Bank ABP EUR 32.24 0%
UNI Unipol Gruppo S.p.A. EUR 3.18 6.32%
KBC KBC Group N.V. EUR 24.12 1.73%
SSREY Swiss Re AG USD 32.07 6.33%
MAP Mapfre SA EUR 4.96 9.32%
LGEN Legal&General Group PLC GBP 15.45 6.94%
AGN Aegon N.V. EUR 8.55 7.62%
UBS UBS Group AG USD 57.27 4.7%
CSGN Credit Suisse Group AG CHF 33.48 2.13%
CNP CNP Assurances SA EUR 10.24 6.3%
ZURVY Zurich Insurance Group Ltd. USD 61.21 5.05%
UCG UniCredit SpA EUR 19.91 7.05%
PRU Prudential PLC GBP 36.48 3.27%
AV Aviva PLC GBP 14.11 8.57%
RBS The Royal Bank of Scotland Group GBP 13.55 19.63%
BARC Barclays PLC GBP 27.34 5.64%
DBK Deutsche Bank AG EUR 21.2 0%
ACA Credit Agricole SA EUR 33.12 6.02%
HSBC HSBC Holdings PLC USD 120.98 5.05%
G Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. EUR 24.98 6%
EXO Exor N.V. EUR 16.3 0.64%
DB1 Deutsche Borse AG EUR 25.81 2.13%
GLE Societe Generale S.A. EUR 16.59 10.71%
MUV2 Munich Re EUR 34.1 4.02%
ISP Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. EUR 38.35 0%
INGA ING Group N.V. EUR 38.74 6.93%
BNP BNP Paribas S.A. EUR 61.6 6.29%
SAN Banco Santander S.A. EUR 48.4 7.72%
BBVA Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria EUR 31.34 5.53%
CS AXA S.A. EUR 50.34 6.88%
ALV Allianz SE EUR 85.02 4.79%

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.




Banks Banks Banks


Nonlife Insurance


Full Line Insurance

Insurance Brokers

Property & Casualty Insurance


  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