Epoch outsources managed accounts administration to Mellon

Source: Mellon Financial Corporation

Mellon Financial Corporation (NYSE: MEL) announced today that it will administer the middle and back office managed accounts business of Epoch Investment Partners.

Services include account opening and maintenance, transaction support, custodian reconciliation and performance measurement. In addition, Mellon will provide Epoch with an imaging and workflow tool to improve its operational efficiencies.

"Mellon's wide array of support services will facilitate our ability to grow our business and provide the transparency that we believe is essential in the current investment and regulatory environment," said Tim Taussig, president and chief operating officer of Epoch. "In addition to delivering superior investment performance, we strive to demonstrate the clarity of our investment process."

Epoch, which began operating in 2004, manages over $5.3 billion in assets including $55 million in managed account assets. Epoch focuses on free cash flow and dividend yield as significant components of its stock selection process.

"We are pleased that Epoch has chosen Mellon to provide middle and back office support," said James P. Palermo, vice chairman of Mellon Financial and head of its Asset Servicing group. "Increasingly, Mellon is being recognized for its ability to provide the resources that asset managers require to grow."

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