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The business of professional money management is an interesting investment field with growing market volumes in the long-run.

I screened the asset management industry by stocks with highest dividend yield and cheap pricing ratios. As criteria, I selected the forward price to earnings ratio (a value of fewer than 15) and the price to book ratio (under 1). Finally, I sorted by results by dividend yield.

The asset management industry is a very competitive industry with low entry barriers. In total, 57 stocks are listed on American stock exchanges with total market capitalization of USD 2,933 billion. Fifteen stocks from the industry have a dividend yield of more than 5 percent (high yield). The average industry yield amounts to 2.1 percent.

Here are my 3 most promising stocks from our screening results:

1. KKR Financial (KFN). The company has a market capitalization of USD 1.7 billion, generates revenues in an amount of USD 521.4 million and a net income of USD 332 million. It follows Price/Earnings ratio is 4.7, Price/Sales 3.25 and Price/Book ratio 0.98. Here are additional dividend information: Dividend Yield: 6.0 percent | Years of Consecutive Dividend Increasing: 1 Year | 5-Year Dividend Growth: 0 percent | Dividends Since 2007 |

2. BlackRock (NASDAQ:BKCC). The company has a market capitalization of USD 633.0 billion, generates revenues in an amount of USD 103.2 million and a net income of USD 59 million. It follows Price/Earnings ratio is 9.4, Price/Sales 6.6 and Price/Book ratio 0.9. Here are additional dividend information: Dividend Yield: 12.0 percent | Years of Consecutive Dividend Increasing: 0 Years | 5-Year Dividend Growth: 0 percent | Dividends Since 2007 |

3. Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE:BK). The company has a market capitalization of USD 31.17 billion, generates revenues in an amount of USD 3.58 billion and a net income of USD 2.66 billion. It follows Price/Earnings ratio is 11.6, Price/Sales 8.7 and Price/Book ratio 0.91. Here are additional dividend information: Dividend Yield: 2.1 percent | Years of Consecutive Dividend Increasing: 0 Years | 5-Year Dividend Growth: -10.47 percent | Dividends Since 1785 |

Take a closer look at the full list of the cheapest asset management stocks:

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The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) of the list amounts to 11.59 while the average forward price to earnings ratio is 8.56. The dividend yield has an average value of 7.77 percent. Price to book ratio is 0.9 and price to sales ratio 5.27. The average operating margin amounts to 42.82 percent.

Source: Cheapest Asset Management Stocks With the Best Dividend Yields