The Finance and Insurance sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in financial transactions (transactions involving the creation, liquidation, or change in ownership of financial assets) and/or in facilitating financial transactions. Three principal types of activities are identified:

1. Raising funds by taking deposits and/or issuing securities and, in the process, incurring liabilities. Establishments engaged in this activity use raised funds to acquire financial assets by making loans and/or purchasing securities. Putting themselves at risk, they channel funds from lenders to borrowers and transform or repackage the funds with respect to maturity, scale, and risk. This activity is known as financial intermediation.

2. Pooling of risk by underwriting insurance and annuities. Establishments engaged in this activity collect fees, insurance premiums, or annuity considerations; build up reserves; invest those reserves; and make contractual payments. Fees are based on the expected incidence of the insured risk and the expected return on investment.

3. Providing specialized services facilitating or supporting financial intermediation, insurance, and employee benefit programs.

In addition, monetary authorities charged with monetary control are included in this sector. 

Includes:

Monetary Authorities - Central Bank 

Credit Intermediation and Related Activities

Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities

Insurance Carriers and Related Activities

Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles

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Manufacturing | Health Care and Social Assistance | Transportation, Warehousing and Logistics 

Finance and Insurance | Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

 

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