Analysis of State Street HBS Case

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Executive Summary

About State Street

State Street's headquarters are in Boston, MA. The firm provides two forms of business: Investment Management and Investment Services. State Street has a large amount of assets under management and custody, giving the firm a significant role in the financial system. In contrast to commercial and investment banks, State Street acts more as a custodian bank, or global custodian, by safeguarding institution's assets and acting as a third party in many financial transactions decreasing the risk of the transactions.

Updated 2008 and 2009 data analysis on the change in State Street

State Street's numbers increased in 2008, before succumbing to the recession in 2009. In the table of revenues provided in the Appendix, State Street saw its first decline in both Net Interest Revenue and Total Revenue in the last four years. A sharp decrease was reported on the Statement of Condition between 2008 and 2009.

Much of this can be attributed to the declines in interest bearing bank deposits, other assets, and deposits.

How State Street manages the generic risks

State Street is able to manage all forms of its risk by constantly monitoring and evaluating the risk it has. It also takes part in a majority of diverse banking activates which gives them numerous sources of revenue. Overall they have good risk management which was evident because they were able to make it through the Financial Crisis and are still standing on good ground.

Assessment of State Street's performance

The Index of Monthly Stock Prices and Total Market Capitalizations were used to compare State Street against Bank of America, Bank of New York Mellon, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, and the S&P 500. To compare these 6 entities, the numbers for each were found for May 31, 2007, January 15, 2009, March 16,