The holidays are over, and 2014 is just days away. In this special edition of The Motley Fool's everything-financials show, Where the Money Is, analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer discuss nine companies they think are well-positioned to thrive in 2014 and beyond. The list includes heavyweights like Goldman Sachs and AIG, as well as smaller, lesser-known players like Platinum Underwriters.

David Hanson owns shares of American International Group, Capital One Financial (Warrant), Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Markel, PNC Financial Services, and PNC Financial Services Group (Warrant). Matt Koppenheffer owns shares of American International Group, Berkshire Hathaway, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Markel, Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd., and PNC Financial Services. The Motley Fool recommends American International Group, Berkshire Hathaway, Goldman Sachs, and Markel. The Motley Fool owns shares of American International Group, Berkshire Hathaway, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Markel, Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd., and PNC Financial Services and has the following options: long January 2016 $30 calls on American International Group. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.