Securities Brokering in Illinois
The Securities Brokering Industry in Illinois has performed well over the five years to 2017 as a result of strong market performance. Despite growth during the period, profit margins for industry operators have fallen as competition from electronic trading platforms has eliminated the need for intermediaries. In order to supplement revenue losses from this area, operators have started offering alternative services such as investment advice and shifting to a fee structure based on total assets. Industry revenue is forecast to grow over the next five years. Operators in this industry will aim to expand by continuing to offer financial advisory services and pulling in a larger number of clients. The success of companies in this industry will depend on their ability to adapt to change, adhere to regulations and balance the proper mix of product and service offerings.
Companies in this industry execute securities buyers’ orders by acting as agents that arrange transactions between buyers and sellers on a commission or transaction-fee basis. The Securities Brokering industry continues to converge with various other securities and banking industries due to regulatory, technological and market trends. However, this report excludes investment banking, securities dealing and commercial banking activities.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.
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