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State Street Global Advisors completes acquisition of Bank of Ireland Asset Management


State Street Global Advisors has completed its acquisition of Bank of Ireland Asset Management (BIAM), which was first announced in October 2010, for approximately EUR57 million inclusive of estimated net assets of the business of EUR14 million.

The acquisition adds new Dublin-based clients and employees, and managed assets including global fundamental active equities, fixed income, cash, asset allocation, property and balanced funds. Total BIAM assets under management at 31 December, 2010 were approximately EUR26 billion. The acquisition also enhances SSgA’s range of investment management solutions and expands State Street’s overall presence in Ireland where it has been serving institutional clients for 15 years.

The new operation, State Street Global Advisors Ireland Limited, becomes SSgA’s 10th global investment centre from which investment teams manage client assets.

“We are pleased to complete this acquisition of an organisation that has built a strong franchise with a first-rate investment team that shares our focus on research and commitment to clients," says Scott Powers, President and Chief Executive Officer of State Street Global Advisors. "We look forward to the benefits that our combined resources will bring to our clients globally.”

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