After surging in the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis, the Securities Brokering industry's revenue has trended upward; however, industry revenue still remains well below prerecession levels, and its overall growth in the past five years masks volatile year-to-year performance. In the coming years, a number of long-term trends will support steady growth in financial market activity and trading volume, including heightened merger and acquisition activity and rising corporate profit. However, increased regulations and heightened competition from online trading platforms will temper growth.
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. This report however, excludes investment banking, securities dealing and commercial banking activities.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.