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State Street Wins Top Honours at AsianInvestor Achievement AwardsState Street Corporation, the world's leading provider of financial services to institutional investors, announced today that it has received top accolades in AsianInvestor magazine's 2007 Achievement Awards.
State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the company's investment management arm, earned top recognition in the category of "European Equity: Five-year risk-adjusted performance". State Street was also recognized by the publication as "Best Securities Lending House" for the second consecutive year. The awards were presented on Friday, May 18, at a dinner ceremony held at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong.
"SSgA's strategies provide the best in class investment approach for each segment of the global equity market," said Mr. Bernard Reilly, senior managing director for State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) Asia Limited. We are honoured to receive this award from AsianInvestor, as they once again recognize the hard work and dedication of our talented equity investment team."
SSgA's Europe Alpha Strategy is an actively managed, focused "core" equity strategy. The investment process balances value, growth and sentiment factors to determine stock selection. The strategy seeks to outperform the MSCI Europe Index by a minimum of two percent per annum while controlling tracking error to approximately three to four percent.
State Street has been providing securities lending services since 1974, and today lends securities in more than 35 markets around the world through a global network of trading locations. As one of the world's largest providers of securities lending services, State Street has established a service structure that delivers highly customized solutions to the specialized needs of institutional customers. In the Asia-Pacific region, the company's customer service centers are located in Hong Kong and Tokyo.
"The Asia-Pacific region continues to be of great focus to us as we grow our securities lending business, said Francesco M. Squillacioti, senior managing director and Asia-Pacific regional business director for Securities Finance at State Street. "We are pleased to be given this award as it demonstrates the commitment our team has put forth in the region to deliver borrowing and lending programs that have been meeting the needs of our customers worldwide."
Date: 26.05.2007 
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