The Independent Consultants Cooperative is a consortium of independent investment consulting firms that deliver superior value-added products to their clients. The ICC is currently comprised of eleven well-established firms located across the country that collectively consult to 10% of the industry’s institutional assets. In order to avoid conflicts of interest, none of the ICC member firms offers investment management services. Rather, the ICC focuses solely on the continuous refinement of investment consulting products, systems and diagnostic databases for the collective benefit of their clientele. For more information about the Independent Consultants Cooperative and its member firms, visit the web site at www.icc-group.com
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 $23.4 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $2.1 trillion* in assets under management at September 30, 2012, State Street operates in 26 countries and more than 100 geographic markets worldwide. For more information, visit State Street’s website at www.statestreet.com
*This AUM includes the assets of the SPDR Gold Trust (approx. $75.3 billion as of September 30, 2012), for which State Street Global Markets, LLC, an affiliate of State Street Global Advisors serves as the marketing agent.