523999 Miscellaneous Financial Investment Activities

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in acting as agents and/or brokers (except securities brokerages and commodity contracts brokerages) in buying or selling financial contracts and those providing financial investment services (except securities and commodity exchanges; portfolio management; investment advice; and trust, fiduciary, and custody services) on a fee or commission basis.

Illustrative Examples:

Exchange clearinghouses, commodities or securities
Stock quotation services
Gas lease brokers' offices

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--
  • Investment banking, securities dealing, securities brokering, commodity contracts dealing, or commodity contracts brokering--are classified in Industry Group 5231, Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage;
  • Acting as principals (except investment bankers, securities dealers, and commodity contracts dealers) in buying or selling financial contracts--are classified in Industry 523910, Miscellaneous Intermediation;
  • Furnishing physical or electronic marketplaces for the purpose of facilitating the buying and selling of securities and commodities--are classified in Industry 523210, Securities and Commodity Exchanges;
  • Managing the portfolio assets (i.e., funds) of others--are classified in Industry 523920, Portfolio Management;
  • Providing customized investment advice--are classified in Industry 523930, Investment Advice;
  • Providing trust, fiduciary, and custody services to others--are classified in U.S. Industry 523991, Trust, Fiduciary, and Custody Activities; and
  • Financial transactions processing, reserve, and clearinghouse activities--are classified in Industry 522320, Financial Transactions Processing, Reserve, and Clearinghouse Activities.
  Corresponding Index
523999 523999 523999  Clearinghouses, commodity exchange or securities exchange
523999 523999 523999  Deposit brokers
523999 523999 523999  Exchange clearinghouses, commodities or securities
523999 523999 523999  Gas lease brokers' offices
523999 523999 523999  Oil lease brokers' offices
523999 523999 523999  Protective committees, security holders
523999 523999 523999  Quotation services, securities
523999 523999 523999  Quotation services, stock
523999 523999 523999  Securities holders' protective services
523999 523999 523999  Securities transfer agencies
523999 523999 523999  Stock quotation services
523999 523999 523999  Stock transfer agencies
523999 523999 523999  Transfer agencies, securities