Advances Next Phase of State Street’s Transformation and Productivity Plan
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) and HCLTech announced today they are finalizing plans for State Street to assume full ownership of the Joint Venture operations (JV) Statestreet HCL Services, formed in 2012 to provide business operations services. This consolidation, which is based on the arrangements aligned with the existing JV agreement and expected to be completed in the second calendar quarter of 2024, will further streamline State Street’s operating model in India and continue State Street’s ongoing transformation and productivity plan and strategy of simplifying its global operating model.
State Street has partnered with HCLTech for more than a decade, and this collaboration has grown into a valuable servicing and operational center for the firm and its clients. State Street has a longstanding presence in India, and in October 2023 it acquired full ownership of a separate joint venture with another partner. Bringing the State Street HCL Services capabilities and expertise in-house will create a more simplified model to facilitate faster decision making and a more effective and efficient experience for its clients.
“This integration is a natural evolution of our successful relationship with HCLTech, which remains a strategic technology partner,” said Mostapha Tahiri, executive vice president and incoming Chief Operating Officer of State Street Corporation. “By creating additional scale, we remain committed to further advancing our operational model with client needs at the center.”
“State Street continues to be one of our strategic and top 15 clients in IT. We are proud of the collaboration over the past eleven years and look forward to our continued partnership across key priority areas of State Street,” said Srinivasan Seshadri, chief growth officer and global head, Financial Services, HCLTech.
State Street conducts operations through a global operating model with multiple locations across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The company delivers high-quality investment services, expertise and full-service coverage with complementary and overlapping operational hours globally.
About State Street Corporation
State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) is one of the world’s leading providers of financial services to institutional investors including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading. With $40.0 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration and $3.7 trillion* in assets under management as of September 30, 2023, State Street operates globally in more than 100 geographic markets and employs approximately 42,000 worldwide. For more information, visit State Street’s website at www.statestreet.com.
*Assets under management as of September 30, 2023 includes approximately $58 billion of assets with respect to SPDR® products for which State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC (SSGA FD) acts solely as the marketing agent. SSGA FD and State Street Global Advisors are affiliated.
HCLTech is a global technology company, home to more than 221,000 people across 60 countries, delivering industry-leading capabilities centered around digital, engineering, cloud and AI, powered by a broad portfolio of technology services and products. We work with clients across all major verticals, providing industry solutions for Financial Services, Manufacturing, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Technology and Services, Telecom and Media, Retail and CPG, and Public Services. Consolidated revenues as of 12 months ending September 2023 totaled $12.9 billion. To learn how we can supercharge progress for you, visit hcltech.com.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
This News Release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of United States securities laws, including statements about State Street’s (“we” or “our”) goals and expectations regarding plans to assume full ownership of the State Street HCL Services joint venture and related financial, operational and other benefits, as well as regarding our transformation and productivity initiatives more generally and other topics, including our strategy, growth and sales prospects, capabilities, business results of operations, the market outlook and the business environment. Forward looking statements are often, but not always, identified by such forward-looking terminology as “plan,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “aim,” “outcome,” “future,” “strategy,” “pipeline,” “trajectory,” “target,” “outlook,” “priority,” “guidance,” “objective,” “forecast,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “seek,” “may,” “trend,” and “goal,” or similar statements or variations of such terms. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, are inherently uncertain, are based on current assumptions that are difficult to predict and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed in those statements, and those statements should not be relied upon as representing our expectations or beliefs as of any time subsequent to the time this News Release is first issued.
Important factors that may affect future results and outcomes include, but are not limited to:
Acquisitions, strategic alliances, joint ventures and divestitures, including our planned assumption of full ownership of the State Street HCL Services joint venture, are subject to contractual provisions and may not be completed following announcement, and the integration, retention and development of the benefits of these transactions, including the consolidation of our operations joint ventures in India, pose risks for our business;
Shifting operational activities to non-U.S. jurisdictions, changing our operating model and outsourcing to, or insourcing from, third parties portions of our operations may expose us to increased operational risk, geopolitical risk and reputational harm and may not result in expected cost savings or operational improvements;
Our internal control environment may be inadequate, fail or be circumvented, and operational risks could adversely affect our business and consolidated results of operations;
We are subject to intense competition, which could negatively affect our profitability;
We are subject to significant pricing pressure and variability in our financial results and our AUC/A and AUM;
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Our development and completion of new products and services, including State Street Alpha® or State Street Digital®, and the enhancement of our infrastructure required to meet increased regulatory and client expectations for resiliency and the systems and process re-engineering necessary to achieve improved productivity and reduced operating risk, involve costs, risks and dependencies on third parties;
Our business may be negatively affected by our failure to update and maintain our technology infrastructure or as a result of a cyber-attack or similar vulnerability in our or business partners’ infrastructure;
Competition for qualified members of our workforce is intense, and we may not be able to attract and retain the highly skilled people we need to support our business;
We have significant international operations and clients that can be adversely impacted by developments in European and Asian economies, including local, regional and geopolitical developments affecting those economies;
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We assume significant credit risk of counterparties, who may also have substantial financial dependencies on other financial institutions, and these credit exposures and concentrations could expose us to financial loss;
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We face extensive and changing governmental regulation in the jurisdictions in which we operate, which may increase our costs and compliance risks and may affect our business activities and strategies;
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Long-term contracts and customizing service delivery for clients expose us to pricing and performance risk;
Our businesses may be negatively affected by adverse publicity or other reputational harm;
We may not be able to protect our intellectual property or may infringe upon the rights of third parties;
The quantitative models we use to manage our business may contain errors that could adversely impact our business and regulatory compliance;
Our reputation and business prospects may be damaged if our clients incur substantial losses or are restricted in redeeming their interests in investment pools that we sponsor or manage;
The impacts of climate change, and regulatory responses to such risks, could adversely affect us;
We may incur losses as a result of unforeseen events including terrorist attacks, natural disasters, the emergence of a new pandemic or acts of embezzlement; and
The transition away from LIBOR may result in additional costs and increased risk exposure.
Other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by any forward-looking statements are set forth in our 2022 Annual Report on Form 10-K and our subsequent SEC filings. We encourage investors to read these filings, particularly the sections on risk factors, for additional information with respect to any forward-looking statements and prior to making any investment decision. The forward-looking statements contained in this News Release should not by relied on as representing our expectations or beliefs as of any time subsequent to the time this News Release is first issued, and we do not undertake efforts to revise those forward-looking statements to reflect events after that time.
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