Financial institutions offer their expertise as an investment service for helping customers invest and manage their wealth across a number of financial instruments. These include real estate, commodities, structured products, insurance products, mutual funds, debt equity, risk profile and more. The most common types of financial institutions are commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies, and brokerage firms. These entities offer a wide range of products and services for individual and commercial clients such as deposits, loans, investments, and currency exchange.