Securities Brokerages Industry
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Industry Analysis


Companies in this industry broker deals for buyers and sellers of securities. Major companies include TD Ameritrade, E*Trade, and Charles Schwab, and brokerage units of Citigroup and Wells Fargo (all based in the US), as well as Credit Suisse (Switzerland), Deutsche Bank (Germany), Macquarie Group (Australia), and Nomura (Japan).

Competitive Landscape

Demand is driven by the returns on securities relative to alternative investments. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations and good marketing. Large companies have economies of scale in operations and high name recognition. Small companies can compete effectively by offering better customer service. The US industry is highly concentrated. Four firms (ranked by customers and assets) -- TD Ameritrade (owner of Scottrade), E*Trade, Fidelity Investments, and Charles Schwab -- dominate the business in the US. Discount brokerage firms, which originated in the mid-1970s when stock-trading commissions were deregulated, have become major industry players.

Products, Operations & Technology

Major sources of revenue are investment advice and management; brokerage of stocks, mutual funds, and other financial products; and fiduciary fees for trust services.

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Securities Brokerages industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.
Securities Brokerages Companies in this Country/Region:
Top Securities Brokerages Companies:
1150614.593534M | Pakistan
1111766.280552M | Thailand
104251.898038M | Australia
81464.673334M | United Kingdom
71924.096M | United Kingdom
53823.0M | United States
36680.812025M | Canada
15507.2M | Australia
12665.608798M | Russian Federation
11168.922456M | United Kingdom
10721.0M | United States
10646.370013M | Russian Federation
10014.258384M | Republic Of Korea
9419.0M | United Kingdom
9369.0M | United States
8805.1536M | South Africa
8563.345188M | Switzerland
8112.831851M | Hong Kong
8023.0M | United States
7948.988832M | Republic Of Korea

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