23 Dec 2008 11:12

SEB Enskilda Equities ranked No 1 Stock Broker in 2008 Prospera Survey for the Nordic Region

"It is always inspiring with positive feedback and the Prospera surveys tell us that clients appreciate what we do and the way we work" says Björn Jansson, Head of Equity Research at SEB Enskilda."
As in recent years, Prospera has weighted together the results of the four country specific surveys to get a total picture of Nordic institutions equity trade. Across all 140 institutions that participated in the surveys, SEB Enskilda is ranked No 1. Also among large institutions, which Prospera refer to as Tier 1 clients, SEB Enskilda is ranked No 1 across the Nordic region.
Looking at the results by country show a clear improvement compared with last year for SEB Enskilda. In Norway, the No 1 position has been maintained and in the other three countries the ranking has improved. In Sweden SEB Enskilda is sole No 1, compared with a shared position last year. The ranking in Denmark has gone from No 3 to No 2 and in Finland SEB Enskilda is ranked No 1, having had a shared No 2 position last year. The overall Nordic market position for SEB Enskilda is stronger than in many years.
The Prospera survey is an evaluation of stock brokers based on in-depth interviews with major institutional and private investors in the stock market and is the single most important annual poll of stock brokerage and equity research that is performed in the Nordic region.
SEB is a North European financial group serving some 400,000 corporate customers and institutions and five million private individuals. SEB offers universal banking services in Sweden, Germany and the Baltic countries - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. It also has local presence in the other Nordic countries, Poland, Ukraine and Russia and a global presence through its international network in another ten countries. On 30 September 2008, the Group's total assets amounted to SEK 2,416bn (~EUR 237bn) while its assets under management totalled SEK 1,244bn (~EUR 122bn).The Group has about 22,000 employees. Read more about SEB at www.sebgroup.com.
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Press contact: Elisabeth Lennhede, +46 70 763 99 16, elisabeth.lennhede@seb.se