Financial Services: Resources
Deloitte LLP combines in-depth knowledge and an understanding of sectors with the company's functional experiences to offer perspectives and research into the financial services industry. The site provides a background of the industry, reports and featured insights focused on issues facing the industry and future outlooks.
The International Monetary Systems module provides information regarding the history of international monetary systems; the importance of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank; a definition of international money, capital, and international security markets; and an overview of the European Monetary System. A case study on Argentina’s economic crisis is also available.
Executive Briefing: The microfinance industry began through individuals and non-profit organizations that wanted to help the poor obtain loans for microenterprises. Today, microfinance is a growing industry, returning profits to investors and offering basic financial services to the poor. Since its inception, microfinance has expanded and matured in its global reach, legal structures, and product diversity. The industry's sustainability illustrates that programs designed to promote social equity can evolve into viable business models. Opens in PDF.
Inman focuses mostly on posting press releases and news stories concerning the real estate industry. Most of the news deals with either real estate technology, mortgages, or real estate brokerage. They also provide an education section on this site that provides you with webinars, quick tips, and other educational videos.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization established to promote global growth and economic stability. The IMF website provides a broad range of useful tools including international finance research publications, a weekly news section, and a free international financial database.
The International Risk Management Institute (IRMI) is a website dedicated to providing knowledge about risk management. This particular portion of the site provides several risk management links on issues such as corporate fraud prevention, enterprise risk management, and internal controls. These links offer numerous articles pertaining to their respective subjects and can be printed for free.
The Our Insights section of the McKinsey & Company site features in-depth articles about the financial services industry. Articles present companies with advice and suggestions, industry trends, and interviews with leading industry professionals.
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) website provides up-to-date information on the state of the real estate industry to business persons, home buyers, and home sellers. It also provides information on laws, technology, and research that affect the industry.
PricewaterhouseCoopers provides background information on the numerous global industry sectors. This specific site page focuses on the financial services industry and includes an up-to-date industry environment description, an overview of challenges facing the industry as well as potential solutions, free downloadable publications including annual reviews, and events.
The Secured Finance Network (formerly known as the Commercial Finance Association) website contains a variety of information including a listing of events, options for education, industry data, and information on many different chapters of the organization. The SFN claims their website is an essential resource for all organizations and professionals who deliver and enable secured finance to businesses.
Trade.gov offers a wide range of current industry information to help exporters of U.S. goods and services gain the necessary knowledge to compete successfully in overseas markets. This information includes trade events, financial news, and contact points within the financial industry.