Financial Services Industry Outlook and Invesco's Business Strategy and Competitiveness
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Invesco Ltd. was originally founded in 1935 and is an independent investment management company. It operates in the financial services industry and is a global firm with branch offices in over twenty countries.
"With more than 600 dedicated investment professionals worldwide and an operational network spanning over 20 countries, Invesco has the global capability to deliver our best ideas to investors around the world. Our "investors first" approach is built on a wide range of Investment Capabilities (Invesco, N.d.)".
The company offers a wide range of different investment packages for different investment strategies and different levels of risk tolerance. The company offers more aggressive products as well as products that are intended for people living on a fixed income. The range of products and services they offer include the following (Invesco, N.d.):
Fixed Income and Money Market
Institutional separate accounts
Mutual funds (open/closed end, on/offshore)
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs)
Unit investment trusts (UITs)
Separately managed accounts/unified managed accounts
Variable insurance funds
The previous year (2012) was an interesting year for the financial services industry. It can be defined by heightened market volatility, stressed global macroeconomic conditions, increased regulations, and