Today’s economy is one of low yields, erratic growth and hyper-connected markets. Investors have learned the hard way that the traditional mix of stocks and bonds offers little chance of delivering the returns they need. While this new complexity brings new challenges to overcome and new risks to avoid, it creates new opportunities, too.
A holding company is a company or firm that owns other companies’ outstanding stock. The term usually refers to a company, which does not produce goods or services itself; rather, its purpose is to own shares of other companies. Holding companies allow the reduction of risk for the owners and can allow the ownership and control of a number of different companies.