Wells Fargo & Co. is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company. Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through its stores, ATMs, the Internet, and other distribution channels across North America and internationally. The company operates through three operating segments: Community Banking, Wholesale Banking, and Wealth, Brokerage and Retirement. The Community Banking segment offers a complete line of diversified financial products and services to consumers and small businesses. It also offers investment management and other services to retail customers and securities brokerage through affiliates. These products and services include the Wells Fargo Advantage FundsSM, a family of mutual funds. Its Loan products include lines of credit, auto floor plan lines, equity lines and loans, equipment and transportation loans, education loans, origination and purchase of residential mortgage loans and servicing of mortgage loans and credit cards. The Wholesale Banking segment provides financial solutions to businesses across the United States. It also provides a complete line of commercial, corporate, capital markets, cash management and real estate banking products and services. These include traditional commercial loans and lines of credit, letters of credit, asset-based lending, equipment leasing, international trade facilities, trade financing, collection services, foreign exchange services, treasury management, investment management, institutional fixed-income sales, interest rate, commodity and equity risk management, online or electronic products such as the Commercial Electronic Office portal, insurance, corporate trust fiduciary and agency services, and investment banking services. The Wealth, Brokerage and Retirement segment provides a range of financial advisory services to clients using a planning approach to meet each client's needs. It also provides affluent and high net worth clients with a complete range of wealth management solutions, including financial planning, private banking, credit, investment management and trust. The company was founded by Henry Wells and William G. Fargo on March 18, 1852 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.