Financial Information refers to all sorts of facts and data that are used by a business, government, or individual to make financial decisions. Some Financial Information is considered proprietary and is not accessible to the public. Other financial information is considered general and is available for public consumption. General Financial Information can be used in order to understand the financial position of a company and what it has invested in.
Financial Information is very complex. Some financial reports contain financial information that is proprietary. This information is considered to be an exclusive understanding between the author and the publisher. Private information is sometimes sold in the public sector. In the United States, the Federal Reserve Bank is the primary provider of information on financial institutions and their activities. The Federal Reserve publishes the minutes of meetings of its board of governors. In the case of private firms, there are private companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers or Arthur Andersen who provide these services for private sector clients.
There are many different types of Financial Information and it is important to know what your options are. If you are working with a private firm then there are many things that you can do to get some access to this kind of information. Otherwise, there are public agencies such as the Office of Management and Budget and the National Archives that can provide some basic information to you.