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Economic indicators: financial services

Economic indicators measuring trends in the financial services sector are available from a number of sources, including government and professional bodies. On this page you can access a range of reports and online resources providing quick links to statistics and commentary.

Online articles

The ICAEW Library & Information Service provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. This resource is available to ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.

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Useful links

CBI/PwC financial services survey
Quarterly survey conducted by the Confederation of British Industry and PwC. It identifies trends and forecasts future prospects for the financial services industry, including banks, finance houses, securities traders, fund managers, the insurance industry and other financial services activities.

TheCity UK
Research reports from the UK financial services body. It produces a quarterly City Indicators Bulletin as well as other reports in its economic trends series.

London Stock Exchange Statistics
Monthly statistics on markets and trading activity are available from LSE. The monthly fact sheets provide data on new issues, market capitalisation and stock turnover for primary, professional securities and AIM markets, and trading summaries.

Banking and securities

Bank of England Statistics
The Bank of England compiles and publishes a range of monetary and financial statistics. These include domestic banking, international banking and external finance statistics. Regular statistical releases are available together with an interactive database.

Investment management

Fund statistics
The Investment Management Association publishes data on fund sales and funds under management for UK authorised unit trusts and open ended investment companies (OEICS). Overviews and full monthly and quarterly statistics are available. The site also contains an annual asset management survey covering the size and structure of the industry, ownership of assets managed by the industry, asset allocation, profitability, the prevalence of soft commissions and key industry trends.

SIMI: State of the Investment Management Industry in Europe
Report published by KPMG gives market information and insight into a number of strategic areas relevant to the European investment management industry.

Further resources

We also produce a series of Business and Industry Guides that provide useful information on a variety of business and industry sectors, including links to market research reports, statistics, trade bodies and trade journals.

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