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19. International Assets Holding
International Assets Holding
Rank: 19 (Previous rank: N.A.)
CEO: Sean M. O'Connor
Address: 708 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10017
International Assets Holding is a commodities, foreign exchange and securities brokerage that aspires to become the global leader in risk management services.

The company revved up its futures operations with the acquisition of commodity risk management and consulting firm FCStone last September. The reported $130 million stock deal widened International Assets' business to include such commodities as crude oil, wheat, and corn. For the first nine months of the year, operating revenues rose 163%, mostly as a result of the FCStone deal. The company also acquired Hanley Group Capital, an agricultural hedging firm, this year.

--R.O.

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  $ millions
(past 4 qtrs.)
% growth
(3 yr. annual rate)
Growth rank
Revenues** 34,682.7 228 1
Net income** 23.5
Total return -12 95
Earnings per share 185 3
Share price  
As of 8/4/10 $16.71
Beat the S&P 500* No
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 21
Industry rank Company Fastest-Growing
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 International Assets Holding 19 34,682.7
2 Life Partners Holdings 20 113.0
3 Credit Acceptance 53 396.0
4 First Financial Bancorp 54 729.6
5 Stifel Financial 65 1,194.9
6 MasterCard 73 5,250.7
7 EZCORP 87 673.9
8 Southside Bancshares 90 195.7
From the September 6, 2010 issue.
Notes:
* Through June 30, 2010. The S&P 500 returned -9.81% annually over the same period.
** Through the quarter ended on or before April 30, 2010.
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