Bank of the West is a financially strong, well-capitalized and prudently managed FDIC-insured bank that customers have entrusted with their money for over 135 years. Through holding company BancWest Corporation, the bank is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, one of the six highest rated banks in the world. Our bank's stability and development have been sustained through a strong focus on sound, conservative banking practices and a superior level of customer service. Bank of the West employs a business model that lets the bank make service-focused decisions–about credit, products and other aspects of its operations—as quickly, consistently and as close to the customer as possible. The bank operates distinct units to provide a range of superior services — Commercial Banking, Regional Banking, National Finance and Wealth Management.
Morgan Stanley is a global financial services firm that, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides its products and services to customers, including corporations, governments, financial institutions and individuals. The company operates in three business segments: Institutional Securities, Global Wealth Management Group, and Asset Management.
TIAA-CREF is a Fortune 100 financial services company and a leading provider of retirement benefits nationwide. Today, financial security is an urgent national concern, and individuals and institutions looking for a trusted partner increasingly rely on TIAA-CREF for a unique combination of advantages: long-term investment performance, an insurance company affiliate with top-rated financial strength, prudent risk management, diversified investment options, personalized, objective advice, and guaranteed lifetime income — all at some of the most competitive fees in the industry.
Freddie Mac was chartered by Congress in 1970 with a public mission to stabilize the nation's residential mortgage markets and expand opportunities for homeownership and affordable rental housing. Our statutory mission is to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the U.S. housing market.
We participate in the secondary mortgage market by purchasing mortgage loans and mortgage-related securities for investment and by issuing guaranteed mortgage-related securities, principally those we call PCs. The secondary mortgage market consists of institutions engaged in buying and selling mortgages in the form of whole loans (i.e., mortgages that have not been securitized) and mortgage-related securities. We do not lend money directly to homeowners.
TIAA-CREF is a leading financial services organization with $453 billion in combined assets under management (as of 12/31/10). The firm is a leader in helping those in the academic, medical, cultural, governmental and research fields plan for and live in retirement.