Invesco Ltd was incorporated in December 1935. It is an investment management company. By delivering the combined power of its distinctive investment management capabilities, the Company provides a range of enduring solutions for its clients. It has presence in the institutional and retail markets within the investment management industry in North America, U.K., Europe and Asia-Pacific, serving clients in more than 100 countries. It measures relative investment performance by comparing its investment capabilities to competitors' products, industry benchmarks and client investment objectives. It focuses on strategic objectives that are designed to further strengthen its business over time and help ensure its long-term success. Its retail products are distributed through third-party financial intermediaries, including traditional broker-dealers, fund supermarkets, retirement platforms, financial advisors, banks, insurance companies and trust companies. The Company competes with a number of investment management firms, commercial banks, investment banks, broker dealers, hedge funds, insurance companies and other financial institutions.