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Participants
Ilene Fiszel Bieler Global Head-Investor Relations
Jay Hooley Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Eric Aboaf Chief Financial Officer
Brennan Hawken UBS
Glenn Schorr Evercore
Alex Blostein Goldman Sachs
Brian Bedell Deutsche Bank
Jim Mitchell Buckingham Research
Mike Mayo Wells Fargo Securities
Gerard Cassidy RBC
Geoffrey Elliott Autonomous Research
Betsy Graseck Morgan Stanley
Mike Carrier Bank of America
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Operator

Good morning and welcome to State Street Corporation's First Quarter of 2018 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast. Today's discussion is being broadcast live on State Street's website at investors.statestreet.com. This conference call is also being recorded for replay. State Street's conference call is copyrighted and all rights are reserved. This call may not be rerecorded or rebroadcast or distribution in whole or in part without the expressed written authorization from State Street Corporation. of website. will broadcast the housed authorized Street State only this be call on The

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Ilene Fiszel Bieler

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me it over turn let Now to Jay.

Jay Hooley

Thanks, Ilene and good morning, everyone.

we management as year business momentum business leadership. strong business, with across new advance to seen you've the relationships, our servicing today, our digital in and asset started As and deepen win asset we announcement our client continued

and included on results return quarter EPS growth improved First strong equity.

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over Now to Eric.

Eric Aboaf

to Slide primarily turn Thank remind everyone. you, a quarter, on morning are of I this few GAAP X, Jay would Beginning we like you reporting items. to where Please basis. a and good

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results X. compared EPS increased year move period. Most will XXXX, up Now the XQ on $X.XX, me of to continued environment my strength to and ago Slide higher XQ business, to momentum higher let and share equity the in comments in management income XXXX focus markets XQ servicing XXXX from by interest count. lower fees net new supported the reflecting and rate XX%, interest

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gain X, compared and over revenue low-cost continues ETF this billion months. to added $X XQ cumulatively Please new quarter, offering X momentum XQ to XXXX. Slide just billion review inflows Our bringing will turn us to XXXX where to I $XX

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compared expenses the primarily to described were the footnotes. due as incentive which Finally, are XQ in to up XXXX, deferred compensation cost, seasonal

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provide to our Before turning additional a with relative outlook. color back to the to let some moment call Jay, me take quarterly you

We asset continue. servicing expect to business momentum within

quarters business some Although, there is as be within installed. new variability may

at muted enhanced expect experience XQ in to to We and some last seasonal agency custody the finance, relation businesses, which albeit relative securities uptick to XQ, includes levels year.

expect earlier, of swap As I as sheet. mentioned cost we currency to adjust our moderate we mix balance the

million other As such, quarterly XXXX. around processing a million should $XX be in for fees typical to range and $XX revenue

NII range. first and positions in In our that both year against provided quarter to business positive keeping outlook strong January. execute believe in strategic momentum well us our our continue in we with year target We XQ, including range expect full to momentum our we fee leverage, consistent that with priorities, summary, XXXX full in operating financial

Now turn call me Jay. let the back to

Jay Hooley

now And should Eric. the call open then we – I'd you Sam, Thanks, to ask questions. to

Operator

Instructions] Your from UBS. question Hawken first Brennan [Operator comes with

Brennan Hawken

Eric, morning, and to shift plan of looking more the to a helpful little a it Thanks. about Good base hear change, think think portfolio. we interested I as And for the as to about grow? thanks of the you taking the investment might question. little how should loans earning What types proportionally? of are to bit up bit be far that that. asset a sort

Eric Aboaf

Eric. It's Brennan. Hey,

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qualifying, other Some reinvested support portion, the support that out that'll that'll another business, enhanced And and some we thereby, balance interest be sheet. then earning the assets custody balance our HQLA in just activities.

continue the balance multiple that design us supports in see to sheet you'll think way I a So objectives.

do growth, Act some lend large funds, over the consistent We the of client. and been terms see our lend equity some of private lending year. last parent the to our for of financing last we lending, lending we call you our of In mid-teen growth companies It's to clients, over years. XX of capital couple

that to that's lending the And is that be And core that will call on that'll we what it, I'll – so, of, kind continue end of the do. near is perspective of lending remunerative our be own. its some

that an that's lending clients. with us connect they and because positive, actually extra that to of Some interact our gives something to is And way value. it

of part for that sometimes And mandates in. servicing actually participate ask as for the we others

Brennan Hawken

Yes, to thanks. of a expand a actually. it good way sense That out the And relationship. makes lot seems like

Eric, seems it here correct like It the your to please wrong. on me peers. like in balance And if question deposit though appetite another there. it the there sheet. So sheet balance the similar seems I'm seemed you implied is But remarks, average prepared sustained as but and grew balances the

And so here reverting that, here? think about growth or far think what in was strong shouldn't quarter? at the pretty looks least that necessarily like correct this rate so could we implying am a you And that durable that pretty indication sustain, I it's from

Eric Aboaf

our kind deposits part did the sheet of focus of growth Brennan, yes, dial the I had. the size And needed valuable that about compress to our we of of to like think think most funding balance years, of you sheet other. the balance three we we that back is many the way that and

also we NIM we make compact I like think up currencies And of to overall year, had continue last and higher we and another seen felt generating. some felt in more and like more trim balances some to kind we tick it balances. and had

the of we're quarters over part last we our that point with a where to gotten outlook, as growth. we've and with of comfortable signaled, modest comfortable the think we're January size I couple sheet of balance

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Brennan Hawken

Great. color. all Thanks for the

Operator

Your Evercore. Schorr of Glenn comes next line with question the from

Glenn Schorr

Hi, thanks.

new wins. it could bit talk relative Is on? you you you about engaging that? If could a new they're about existing business Talk through the go clients, fee-rate overall maybe of what little versus to

Jay Hooley

quarter, a couple and start within Obviously, that. for say, business Sure, would jump not in. is Eric new there's deals an surprisingly, Glenn. our then quarter with fewer Jay. providers. consolidating commitments, embedded I trillion. of general the outsized This themes, that I'll $X.X big this clients And can

if two So terrific. geographies chose that, operates which deals, State global with different represented the in is a one many Street, consolidate that big to player and

large for the outsource to The the asset ongoing to get speaks client outsource to big deal ways challenge is to other looking and the that administration. represented industry management think having for decided that the efficient, more a first time activities. Which fund just I more accounting

a we So as would is offshore Europe, we that marketplace. the in which in diverse. pipelines proposition. to growth bit think quarter. business that provider a Little little say, I outperformer the of the a we pretty very an more ETS, concentration be generally, and service continues maybe in Glenn, have committed new differentiated outlier the represent ETS, to the

you'd And theme. expect, geographies, were big went that positively. embedded deep that featured But I their at, ETS continue very we the give capabilities. in as very well to looking two a – the the So State before in in Beacon both Eric point shot make Final is balanced. a diligence They across be quarter. I'd Street's that deals

and view the peel a back front consolidating back, how making As middle, office, we people it's future investments differentiator. and the covers and that really a around understand we're get in

the And got, one deeper that better in of client. being they we So examined particular, in those the remember don't the looked. I by way examined perspective were we

reinforcing, say they've are we but I'd this business look me, efficiencies, when it's over add look So really the vision And to more a that at clients us, about for have just would a is do future. you to efforts going been create Beacon, that not investing the understand we Eric, to of time. take – anything? how

Eric Aboaf

business. It's Yes, Glenn, careful. and I'd showed in the be to that real just add when some I'd model just this. that, momentum how it positive hard

new in business away. right comes Some

simpler the activity. of Some

more stuff not as to quarter, time. complex particular or get the stuff in of We're Some going to, give takes not. guidance to going is any installed when

I think is fee we're an on the X it or you bring you a just structure. going then. alternative and range, bps there Sometimes to because mandate overdo But of right? get X

Sometimes on in get of administration, custody you fee be terms so as it typical what might accounting comes yield.

or possible And might be in activities may the just because sometimes, down you there discussion road. custody get other

And rate. your the to comes so foot you that start speak. fee in at door, so typical a the And with or average the of fraction

a there is mix there. So

nice and which progress good little it's momentum today. successes feel about a the think makes business a a I us positive from standpoint,

Glenn Schorr

Okay. One tiny follow-up, Eric, got seems rate floating. it more on the balance sheet. versus like It fixed

that. rising, as would've not thought. it's As involved more than I'm sure are as just much rates I intuitive

Eric Aboaf

really which immediate the Yes, the on the asset change Glenn. side quarter-on-quarter change Good of observation, just balance that sheet. you the a is what – noticed,

down we on liabilities the back come sell as securities. asset the the side we'll on Non-HQLA So

be rate. the floating were Credit bulk tend instruments credit You of know to those instruments.

feel that rates, out last changes curve. in And balance for kind a mix still sheet end not – – the in amount. in we asset-sensitive nature, nicely We've sensitivity to we'll So dollar that. continued just the paid rising range asset where percentage short of positioned good particular, a That's though, had. the and about our of remains we've maintain, in two in a this we're over the years so where the

Glenn Schorr

Thank Okay. you.

Operator

And next is question Your comes Ken with open. Ken line from Jefferies. Usdin your

Blostein Your from from Sachs. next Goldman question comes Alex

Alex Blostein

I start talking morning. about off to in the operating want just Hi with the quarter. guys, leverage good dynamic

the dynamic. FX the operating from Obviously, it you swap X point So Eric, tracked leverage a I fee on percentage side. about point understand

in adjusted modestly markets improving equity again albeit, positive, and pretty of especially the but light very So strong volumes. modest

might've fee what's maybe the through a little don't in which drove, this leverage there? So sizable quarter. is on a go muted I Anything wins on operating going that sort that suppressed some side that particular, the little of of bit. know,

to how of year. rest the operating just through the So fee think help us through understand the leverage

Eric Aboaf

both question. Alex. There's variability Yes, always side. revenue on the the expense quarter-on-quarter side Fair and

swaps. And other You the their Every revenue that line. somewhere saw processing side in line in other really we kind bank that FX books. that has the of on with that all it's have, the

And so Slightly And ago. have had slightly year. below results year this we then that you the from swaps. better average a

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new business, of bring run on, to that you've got So as ramp-up in parallel. new as you of kind the some And has some on before you we mentioned, flows. you it ebbs and you imagine right? But cost, bring business, as of had

up. parallel, Before set in run you you to got

cost, which typically is expense. that Some of technology is

people, Some of some is processing. underlying is of that that

advance or XX%. then markets up fees, emerging are. I That's higher And one quarter revenues. where expense sub almost if in of we even you noted, the custodians sub-custody periods noticed, had, up we are were so where two some there quarters, also And pick can

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Alex Blostein

Okay.

no one, And So pretty the NIR question guess, some deposit me, of in well maybe Obviously, change controlled guess just U.S. would – dynamics. costing there. second side. for you I real betas. be then the I around the could hit on the can

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Eric Aboaf

take me the in those order Let you asked. that questions

to So in well betas relative reasonably came expectations.

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Alex Blostein

Thanks taking questions. it, for all Got great. the

Operator

comes Brian question with Your Bedell next Bank. from Deutsche

Brian Bedell

one on the to more just The balance a sheet, back period go balance Maybe obviously, sheet. end – lot of was higher.

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Eric Aboaf

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Brian Bedell

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Eric Aboaf

follow Let up we team the have don't me off-line. – IR why

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Brian Bedell

to the sounds the then of clients, Yes, two that be in on the what is wins, would bulk Jay. And trillion, $X.X sure. Perfect. backup follow-up the like

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Eric Aboaf

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had also So mentioned, outsourcing. consolidation. And we domiciles. new of more It's typical good business across our I range think across more All ETF, offshore hedge, news. as, I it's

momentum. So a really good

BlackRock offsets, kind well. generally, year roll of think a commence of the kind mid-year I to – which all offset, that'll this outflow, they and said we mentioned the out take somewhere You mean, will as I of BlackRock

the to all So it for on meet our us provided gives in collectively, – confidence we growth XXXX. guidance ability rates greater fee it that service

Brian Bedell

loss? a to richer fair And say than is revenue yield BlackRock it's it the

Jay Hooley

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Brian Bedell

much. enough, thank very you Fair Okay.

Operator

next Your question with is from Buckingham Research. Jim Mitchell

Jim Mitchell

it good you it's of been? sense like of stronger quarter active the Do your feel Maybe had couple or kind good Just wins. big than discussions now? just Jay, today Obviously, a morning. your sense a a right Hey, get following sort of you up very that. what's on of on has I pipeline of environment. guess,

we thoughts do So how it going your pipeline think on forward? about and

Jay Hooley

little transactions steady don't of I interest to which little the The Folks positioned, be Brian's we see activity. stress fund it's liquidity more opportunities outsourcing There analytics traditional the quite the is would two world DataGX, offering mentioned and There's consolidating, the And database to or outlier. office us question across – continue testing. I and more middle-office. we're it's a increasing alternative continue back the been bit wire spectrum. piece, world. But world, Jim, services. positive. ETF bit. I more. a doing the an maybe in new whether got say, Through these together having we'll middle-office into

requirements. to owners, our So more regulatory only the also analytics, respond outsourcing, ability not more environment that craving – such asset to managers is but asset pension funds big more

comes lot do opportunity – level, steady pretty with it So of also And But there may you to that pressure that more normal back is client set. pressures with might it's a in say at, to for extent one it’s them. also our us.

ahead of on And which well. stay referenced to is opportunities, are some vast product the the pretty new of spend as technology designed

don't environment business. So see real I strong, new No broad change. be for it there. up leading

Jim Mitchell

one grow period Okay, quarter-over-quarter a peers pretty end. significantly were and be maybe dead sheet. helpful. on deposits then see the at that's to horse But you your Eric, the balance of grow And really only guys for to

signaling maybe are of signaling sort You're continued growth in average others when assets declines.

seeing? is are are mean deposits about you're those attracting price? I what peers do and seeing think – what how you you're your how versus So on it competing we

Eric Aboaf

seasonality that Yes, – the well be higher. in couple There the on. think, I is of going things is there of And natural I lighter. referenced, There a of quarter-end spikes have part some averages. tends there others think the some, the a as Jim, little then deposits versus is are to a March February, January,

trend, version are books there some So are custody obviously and enough. I is mentioned see similar of heard outside we that that which

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Jim Mitchell

that's you're saying business? change incremental you're for demand guys. Thanks. So just it's great. Okay, No you pricing in the how really

Eric Aboaf

Yes.

Operator

question Securities. from Next Fargo is Wells Mike Mayo with

Mike Mayo

I’m going state over think, your Hi, to cognitive of I dissonance results.

me help can you If out.

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growth So I hand, organic double-digit feeling in is on guess positive I feeling negative the great. that's client the have. other which the the first is quarter,

about before. much thoughts, this business and had you can't those lag all what an adding the the new answer said getting of that. impact to think two So reconcile in and I comes when I the I'm that's remember trying from between revenues

color at can be of you or you kind the this expenses quarter, if would extra that, So what a least expect helpful. that give little on of quantify revenues bit

Jay Hooley

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that activity in and you Eric, We're some based happy Eric as sure about our with spend in again, completing the he market over a to what referenced But clients the of that's with get in and bring ahead want thrilled pack might And in to to? and We're we with and driving. pretty the top So regard successfully going stay that revenue line. to episodic quarter. need X% go thrilled our order businesses. he'll revenues make expense we're can we're operating situations we But, spend these to those leverage.

Eric Aboaf

about Mike, and just a have I as that's of to ramp installation, bit Q&A, of the prepared might up of the the in come and variability expenses little some to we do kind them that, right. remarks talk those Yes, on add The go the I both right. mentioned earlier and cost,

about are of takes can’t the effort be because want unique, way, we in, it and plugs clients, us custom the We And the $XXX the the remind so client especially see and way, some in relative acquired tax largest spend spend on you on say, which were seasonal I that remember in some more take continue million of our development fees, revenues. volumes line, markets that product Beaconize effort. as spend for mentioned which that a once We fluent year. to the in to on differed some connecting quiet, some so we them we the some sell client functionality flows incentive to you as float to in. the effect, comp and first higher typically right, comes ended – invest levels forth. more up by And sub-custard quarter because there carefully as up and I emerging quarter want see this we one will others and with market emerging expenses spoke markets. and are quarter, purposely up on of for through, to fourth headroom because you

the We in headcount geographies X% to in It's some modeling, manage. Overall you you capabilities is down of purposeful an rate the right? what a the as strong around our run headcount that it global is. actively location world you not not is headcount. finally, something exactly out, – hubs, found on actually movement about new the So X% High have to think from China, up, Poland. others. range. the cost our this just then This really we which eye is mentioned we is pointed which keep the X%, And as is India,

you And of that the of Beacon so see floats in because numbers But that you bubble that's up. the another transition create won't nominal headcount kind of part effort. in the

Mike Mayo

attempt, it expenses more bread you of size new the box, the extra some along is material? than disconnect the come all one any in mean, So the wins? did at can And custody business? management also, with I is between it bigger asset business

Eric Aboaf

expense some and be to revenue going always there's think I variability.

I right? think we one a we That full operating Mike, basis is year, the way committed points think to points for to XXX an about operating on range leverage it, leverage to, gave basis. fee XX basis

full the So on on is can the XX that's percentage way basis One variability right? And of year there there a basis, easily imagine other. or And by we of you point X can what in points On be variability. expenses, year. quarter, is trying do particular a in considerate envelope that want the we operate. which the But we're to time by quarter manner. and to business just by thing right over a do do

Jay Hooley

were bigger the themselves prospect. owners. a as us, on deals business these just No, Mike, management this. asset They managers did along asset because of asset most supposed And come to as – management any asset build applicable

Mike Mayo

All right. Thank you.

Operator

with comes from Gerard Cassidy RBC. Your next question

Gerard Cassidy

course, to still pricing? you quarter, the the this morning, good these always better always? has price just Are competitive as Street. or extrapolate to you've been of been at long State it is products now are types of as pricing as Or know us I you for you as – able that Can saw. of were already Eric. can that are share Jay, what like as on customers which they these shared business guys dug operating, you morning, Jay, they into had even wins you more And way outsized? Good that, with you competitive us of

Jay Hooley

let Gerard. me that, unpack try to Yes,

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got locations, three You've product middle in back capability office. office, it's servicing other

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Gerard Cassidy

since A color and about higher overdrafts. us know couple ratios your of due you client drove client No, growth That mentioned Do growth appear no. your they saw, sequentially you that. the the And fair then, at on RWA Thank second, of good is. gave you. be since Eric, look to some CETX that the capital questions to what a you did revenue interest material to much you amount? by And overdrafts? net numbers, due ratio overdrafts you how the those fall when then pretty incremental was

Eric Aboaf

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are The them – are have of – markets half the one when have not storms open. we always sometimes have This Friday and the aren’t either Good markets open, holidays. – weather you remember events, when you you are if half end You had there in when the quarter. at particular,

lines who is for so on little bit in and what of clients have those lines. to one honest, exist. draw other part of up end so their kind their the And a short you a discontinuity why, Which ahead of funds, is happens on be

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terms effect, NII is one right? because by of big the is course In a there balances NII, Not over quarter, all XX driven not day. remember average So one of days.

reasons of kind described of And client like really a Jay a this that. for a like a So to have our accommodation have, clients banks for we’re can the of sheet some had clients is there that positive wouldn’t got such – that’s strong This we we’re larger they And the impact accommodate example, that for so expectation of big And have, doing. custodial NII. balance is those clients. some one we’ve the that us. on

Gerard Cassidy

you. help. Thank Great. I appreciate the

Eric Aboaf

Sure.

Operator

Autonomous question Research. Elliott This line the comes from of Geoffrey with

Geoffrey Elliott

Good morning. Thanks for question. taking the

plus You the binding CCAR touched on, you you earlier. as on constraints changes what would SLR your elaborate a we think Can some proposed proposed, changes on regulatory changes get if the capital bit be? of new the

Eric Aboaf

the important endeavor. all way, It’s back and the new obviously capital X a obviously how your look, if say in other you the had with studied bank important have mean CCAR, laid that And the I tried well think to to and teams a been Eric. you I it take of many reformatted CCAR, the because modeled that’s stage results nice it’s it’s and I to Geoffrey, other team say And would and NPR, buffer. one that stress a to us. out. last

with where leverage CCAR kind let perspective leverage our depending constraints But I kind constraints be either the back think Tier SLR. Tier binding step core constraint. on me our start we’re binding of binding could as CETX today it that’s is from then or you X capital or X of a know,

right now across the amount has the implementation early I think obviously right think well-intentioned, that designed. that is will backstop. modeling the binding is hard some or with those that in industry going think suggest core the like sure observed does leverage what that be actually than some others some create X bank, precisely, have SLR standard it There the FCB related are model it from I And particularly should the seems both but I and Tier CETX. constraint capacity. different it done constraint is ours, a the create not five risk is to kind think seems the It’s ratios, FCB should refinements clearly leverage for Tier the we'll I'm there we’ve is of will various X amount be assets that the right? modeling should capacity. the capital is the for thing seen it move leverage And we there of I which dominant the That’s proposal That of to banks, but The so any direction. and well bank about. suggest, to ratio, is capital

Geoffrey Elliott

Thank always State in there's an you on you. another the the slide know deck. one. slide quick like in outlook And feels been kind time. maybe touched outlook Street this outlook of comments. the No It just I

decided include that in this So I time. you hear, while would love not to to

Jay Hooley

messaging all. really There's at no Sure.

operative an think I outlook we it’s to in gave industry It full year we operative. was when now. January operative is that conference – went the in February that fully was

made I outlook do a do will that verbally always a have there that save all. the going January, when quarter-on-quarter adjust we’re I messaging. swings, is is I’ll And the what to this just but are slide full process in we keep our keep do changes, think the deliver did at signals that. compact some verbally, confidence simple an intention We're and quarter and and commitment trying kind and minds message seasonality we'll – slide but other new extra outlook or no our is it – those is of tree I to year we've will thereby, if in What commitment. deck our the and in

Geoffrey Elliott

Thank Thanks Taking slide definitely is off one very appreciated. you. much.

Operator

Stanley. question with Your is Morgan Graseck Betsy next from

Betsy Graseck

Hey, good morning.

Jay Hooley

Good morning.

Betsy Graseck

either each, options. capacity more have balance mix One do I on just proposed of do is, even just two that are preference with further And one obviously, for Do want you but the sense the you have out the today. outstanding. you a is a a or can One other the give questions. you take It basic you changes potential some one one? to of could two either that got us is that seems percentage or sheet reduce options, callable of the in press discussed. to you'd deposits, two you've press have have you like grow there

Eric Aboaf

it's Eric. Betsy,

I mature think at we this point, pretty will choice to make a there.

certain the are as they – I a in rules think constraining are rules obviously the way. stand

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Betsy Graseck

just the quarter assets to that CETX That’s And for point the example. actions earning some shifting taken are your securities from mix Is so, in in you made, point? positive? loans, of okay, your

Eric Aboaf

we of have those non-clients But lending risk-weighted, if securities. to or some There’s dollar-for-dollar, It’s that, trade saying lever closer XXX%. because fact some have privatization. not another right XX% are I’m opportunity the client in we securities to off clearly and that that is a right,

wallet But the that comes wallet optimize I opportunities to make have what or it are those – the always have clients. we and that think good absolutely client. share grabs to our sure because good see be we returns investment in – with we up We as have non-HQLA from we’re of still we for portfolio

Betsy Graseck

How that, much the is non-HQLA investment in portfolio. left

Eric Aboaf

$XX a base billion. on about of billion down sold We $XX

billion $XX So there’s still plus.

Betsy Graseck

Thank it. Got you.

Eric Aboaf

Yes.

Operator

indeed comes from with Bank Our Carrier – Carrier America. our of question Mike next question from Mike

Mike Carrier

strength I kind revenue X% so still X% had processing volatility then ex months revenue that’s And X%. over guys. Thanks the the just X% year-over-year in side. quick or right. quarter – trading think X%. like the and like Eric, around I one. X%, side we accounting XX could add just one market the that It’s that later last that When growth that other that fee the saw given you that look then like we to the know take I the All that on helped at ex-FX. guys maybe the seems maybe percent the And the also saw like recognition X% of

guess, we’re else a processing that just is expected. seems the anything all bit trying other? Because missing out, growth? I that later and just maybe maybe figure it I’m than really muted So Or – to it still there have maybe is you would little

Eric Aboaf

Eric. it’s Mike Yes,

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will little performance. But with pleased be good Every we’re a So quarter there. that. a that’s different

think I trading, processing other management less and some of I came that had sales disconnect roles remember the the biggest on finance cost year X.X%. is other we a gain expectations so do $XX, fees, up think securities more with ago, in

which small if of in delta, XX to you do just between the year. this And and was positive XX. is year had add XX, the another, a that the year-on-year, there last comparison FX outs swaps negative then and still You tended ins

think So missing I you’re anything. don’t

in neutral And just here variability tend to still this there’s that on quarters in it will when some other positive others. quarter against think I line. and

like we So business. think there I the good overall in feel momentum is

But minds quarter I on fourth obviously we’re a and We’re item third second little FX our swaps. the step-off the the way results, to pleased the geography and on quarter. was working a start quarter, unfortunate think nice year, in line the good with bit

Mike Carrier

Thanks Okay. lot. a

Jay Hooley

Sam, that’s it.

Operator

questions. further no are There

Jay Hooley

morning. Thanks forward Thanks. Okay, the at joining We together everybody this of end the great. look to for us quarter. getting second

Operator

gentlemen, call. and Ladies this does conclude conference today’s

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