23 Dec 2008 10:56

SEB Enskilda ranked No 1 Stock Broker in 2008 Prospera Survey for Finland

"We are very satisfied to have further improved our ranks by being rated single number one stock broker in the Finnish market while increasing the gap to the competition. That this recognition is given by the investors is especially appreciated considering that 2008 has been a demanding year for the entire market, "says Mika Koskinen, Head of Equities at SEB Enskilda in Finland. "

Within research SEB Enskilda has maintained their dominating position. For Research, 14 sectors were evaluated and SEB Enskilda was top ranked in the eight sectors Macro & Strategy, Food, Retail & Consumer Goods, Telcos, Engineering, Steel & Metal, Construction and Energy & Utility.  SEB Enskilda was also ranked number 2 in three sectors; Banking & Insurance, Media and Forestry.
 
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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For further information, please contact:
Mika Koskinen, Head of Equities at SEB Enskilda in Finland, +358 9 616 28718
Press contact: Elisabeth Lennhede, +46 70 763 99 16, elisabeth.lennhede@seb.se