The recent healthcare crisis has had cascading effects on the economy. The chief executive officer of one of the country’s major financial institutions has offered a few choice words on the effect this is beginning to have in the banking industry. Less than two decades ago the world was rocked by the financial emergency that was precipitated out of the financial sector of the US due to careless investment decisions by commercial banks. Will the next few months look like a slow-motion play back of 2008 or something else this time around?
Essential Statistics and Market Performance analytics in the Banking markets
There has been an impact on more than just one banking institution and in more than one economic activity. This is the most widespread interruption that the system has seen since the Great Depression by some reports. At the beginning of the year, banks throughout the world were regularly setting records on quarterly earnings and yearly profits. Today many banks are starting to question if there is a potential they could lose solvency without government reinforcement.
Present Trading Activities are very inspiring
This is the one bright spot in the market for banks right now. After a few of the recent government intervention and the quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve, there has been a boost to the stock values. The only major downside here is there is still quite some distance to go up before they return to earlier highs.
Wealth Management Activities are not as assuring as trading activities
Wealth management has become an significantly large part of most banking institution’s revenue sources over the last few decades. Morgan Stanley, for example, has stated roughly half of their yearly revenue comes from this department of their organization. This division also saw a decrease of nearly 8% in the last quarter in this area.
14% drop in Investment Management activity is cause for concern
Today it is not merely the wealthy who invest. More and more people from all socioeconomic groups have been able to access investments. This has provided a considerable share of the revenue stream for Morgan Stanley roughly one quarter what their wealth management generated for the company. This division tumbled by 14 percent in the last quarter as well.