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Company nameHSBC Holdings plc
Company typePublic limited company
Slogan"The Worlds Local Bank"
Financial services
Investment services
(HSBC Holdings plc)
(The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited)
Founder(s)Sir Thomas Sutherland
Headquarters8 Canada Square,
Canary Wharf,
London, United Kingdom
No. of locations7,500 offices in 87 countries & territories
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleDouglas Flint
(Group Chairman)
Stuart Gulliver
(Group Chief Executive)
ProductsFinance and insurance
Consumer Banking
Corporate Banking
Investment Banking
Investment Management
Global Wealth Management
Private Equity
Credit Cards
Revenue(-) US$ 98.918 billion (2010)
Operating income(+) US$ 19.037 billion (2010)
Net income(+) US$ 13.159 billion (2010)
Total assets(+) US$ 2.454 trillion (2010)
Total equity(+) US$ 147.667 billion (2010)
Employees295,995 (2011)
SubsidiaryHSBC Bank plc
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
HSBC Bank Middle East
HSBC Mexico
HSBC Bank Brazil
HSBC Finance

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HSBC Holdings plc is a global banking and financial services company headquartered in Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom. it is the world's second-largest banking and financial services group and second-largest public company according to a composite measure by Forbes magazine. It has around 7,500 offices in 87 countries and territories across Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America and around 100 million customers. As of 30 June 2010, it had total assets of $2.418 trillion, of which roughly half were in Europe, a quarter in the Americas and a quarter in Asia.

HSBC Holdings plc was founded in London in 1991 by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation to act as a new group holding company and to enable the acquisition of UK-based Midland Bank. The origins of the bank lie in Hong Kong and Shanghai, where branches were first opened in 1865. Today, HSBC remains the largest bank in Hong Kong, and recent expansion in mainland China, where it is now the largest international bank, has returned it to that part of its roots.

HSBC is a universal bank and is organised within four business groups: Commercial Banking; Global Banking and Markets (investment banking); Personal Financial Services (retail banking); and Private Banking.

HSBC's primary listing is on the London Stock Exchange and it is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It has secondary listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (where it is a constituent of the Hang Seng Index), the New York Stock Exchange, Euronext Paris and the Bermuda Stock Exchange. As of October 2011, it was the second most highly capitalised company listed on the London Stock Exchange, with a market capitalisation of £93 billion.

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