Big Finance

THE KEY PLAYERS

Global financial assets

Global financial assets

Sources: (Deutsche Bank, 2013; TNI, 2018)

Growth of SHADOW BANKING

Shadow banking - assets held by Other Financial Institutions OFIs
Source: (FSB, 2018)

Top 13 Financial Giants

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Source: (FSB, 2018, Phillips, 2018)
Source: (FSB, 2018)

Owners of Top 17 Asset Management Firms

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199 directors control $41.1 trillion wealth

control-percentages

12/17 represented on G30

and/or Trilateral Commission

Source: (Phillips, 2018)

Oiled by central banks

Currency as a Percentage of World Trade – Central Banks

QUANTITATIVE EASING (QE)

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Sources: Investopedia, 2018, FT, 2017/2018, Central Banks, 2018
  • KEY FACT
  • $14tn of Quantitative Easing made by ECB, Bank of England, Bank of Japan and the Fed. This is enough money to hand out $16,279 to every person in Europe, the UK, Japan and the USA.

Audited by insiders: The Big Four

Audited by insiders
Sources: Statista, 2018, FT, 2017
  • KEY FACT
  • The 'Big Four' auditing firms audit more than 97% of US and EU's largest corporations.

“[Auditors are] the private police force of capitalism.”

– Prem Sikka