Banking & Financial

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Financial markets in the United States are the largest and most liquid in the world. In 2012, finance and insurance represented 7.9 percent (or $1.24 trillion) of U.S. gross domestic product. Leadership in this large, high-growth sector translates into substantial economic activity and direct and indirect job creation in the United States.


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Financial services and products help facilitate and finance the export of U.S. manufactured goods and agricultural products. In 2011, the United States exported $92.5 billion in financial services and had a $23.0 billion surplus in financial services and insurance trade (excluding re-insurance, the financial services and insurance sectors had a surplus of $59.5 billion.) The financial services and insurance sectors employed 5.87 million people in 2012. The securities subsector of the industry shows great potential for employment growth

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Investment in the U.S. financial services industry offers significant advantages for financial firms. In 2012, at least 132 of Fortune’s Global 500 companies have chosen to locate their headquarters in the United States to take advantage of its creative, competitive, and comprehensive financial services sector. The industry offers the greatest array of financial instruments and products to allow consumers to manage risk, create wealth, and meet financial needs.

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