The funding and securities trade is rebounding from the dismal markets of the early 2000s. Improved company earnings, low rates of interest and efforts to enhance company governance have led the way in which, regardless of latest scandals within the mutual funds trade. Meanwhile, the funding trade is more and more a world enterprise. This is partly because of the wants of multinational companies to record their shares or concern debt in multiple nation. For instance, ADRs (American Depository Receipts) are more and more standard devices. Cross-border investments and acquisitions proceed at a fast tempo. Discount brokerages are having fun with improved ranges of buying and selling, whereas funding banks are growing new methods to create profitable charges. This carefully-researched guide (which features a database of main corporations on CD-ROM) is an entire investments, securities and asset administration market analysis and enterprise intelligence device — all the things it’s essential know concerning the enterprise of investments, together with: 1) Investment banking, 2) Stock brokers, 3) Discount brokers, 4) Online brokers, 5) Significant tendencies in monetary info applied sciences, 6) Asset administration, 7) Stock possession by people and households, 8) 401(okay)s and pension plans, 9) Mutual funds, 10) ETFs (Exchange traded funds), 11) ECNs (Electronic Communication Networks), 12) Developments on the NYSE and different exchanges. The guide features a full chapter of significant trade statistics, an trade glossary, an entire record of trade contacts equivalent to trade associations and authorities companies, and our in-depth profiles of greater than 300 main corporations within the funding and asset administration enterprise. A CD-ROM database of those corporations is included with the guide.
Plunkett’s almanacs fill an necessary area of interest by combining fundamental trade overview info and fundamental firm info in a single bundle. This work is advisable for all reference collections serving customers with educational or private pursuits within the funding trade. –American Reference Books Annual
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Jack W. Plunkett is CEO & Publisher of Plunkett Research, Ltd., a Houston-based supplier of market analysis and trade info in printed and digital codecs. Plunkett’s shopper record contains 5,000 main companies, universities and authorities companies worldwide. Plunkett’s analysis merchandise are distributed electronically by means of subscriptions to its web site and across the globe by main booksellers and information distributors. Jack Plunkett’s work has been extensively coated by lots of of magazines, newspapers and broadcast stations, together with tales in USA Today and Inc. Magazine. Plunkett is incessantly interviewed as an knowledgeable supply by publications equivalent to Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal. The New York Times and Investor’s Business Daily, media retailers equivalent to NPR’s Marketplace, ABC, and CBS Marketwatch, in addition to native and regional newspapers and nationwide columnists.