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Asset Management and Insurance Companies Advance with Financial Results, Corporate Announcements, and New Appointments -

   Asset Management and Insurance Companies Advance with Financial Results,
Corporate Announcements, and New Appointments - Research Report on Ameriprise,
                 Evercore, Aon, Northern Trust, and StanCorp

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NEW YORK, July 29, 2013

NEW YORK, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors' Reports announced new research reports highlighting
Ameriprise Financial Inc. (NYSE: AMP), Evercore Partners Inc. (NYSE: EVR), Aon
Corporation (NYSE: AON), Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ: NTRS), and
StanCorp Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: SFG). Today's readers may access these
reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and
analyst ratings - via the links below.

Ameriprise Financial Inc. Research Report

On July 24, 2013, Ameriprise Financial Inc. (Ameriprise) reported its
financial results for Q2 2013. Net income was $322 million or $1.54 per
diluted share, an increase compared to net income of $224 million or $0.99 per
diluted share in Q2 2012. Operating net revenue increased 9% YoY to $2.7
billion. Commenting on the results, Jim Cracchiolo, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of the Company, said, "Ameriprise delivered another quarter
of strong financial results. Revenues and earnings were up nicely; in fact,
our operating return on equity reached an all-time high of 17.9 percent. All
of our business segments performed well, most notably Advice and Wealth
Management. We're experiencing good growth in client acquisition and strong
client net inflows, which are key drivers of advisor productivity gains." The
Full Research Report on Ameriprise Financial Inc. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-07-25/AMP]

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Evercore Partners Inc. Research Report

On July 24, 2013, Evercore Partners Inc. (Evercore) reported its financial
results for Q2 2013. The Company's U.S. GAAP net revenues were $207.4 million,
reflecting an increase of 20.2% YoY and 36.9% QoQ. The Company's net income
was $16.4 million or $0.44 per diluted share, compared to net income of $7.9
million or $0.25 per diluted share in Q2 2012 and $6 million or $0.16 per
share in Q1 2013. Reflecting on the quarter's performance, Ralph Schlosstein,
President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our quarterly results reflect
the continuing market share gains by our firm, as our independent advisory
model is increasingly embraced by corporate leaders, private equity firms,
Boards of Directors and large institutional investors. Our net revenues
exceeded $200 million for the second time in our history, and this was the
second strongest quarter in our history by most important measures." The Full
Research Report on Evercore Partners Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-07-25/EVR]

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Aon Corporation Research Report

On July 24, 2013, Aon Benfield, a global reinsurance intermediary of Aon
Corporation, announced that Impact Forecasting, its catastrophe model
development center of excellence at Aon Benfield, has issued its mid-year
natural disasters analysis which aggregated the key global natural disaster
perils data for H1 2013. As per the data, the total economic losses during H1
2013 totaled $85 billion, which is approximately 15% lower compared to the
10-year average of $100 billion, while insured losses for the period reached
$20 billion, approximately 20% below the 10-year average of $25 billion. The
data also showed that during H1 2013, 24% of global economic losses were
covered by insurance, a figure slightly below the 10-year average of 28%, due
to multiple significant catastrophe events which occurred in areas where
insurance penetration remained low. The Full Research Report on Aon
Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-07-25/AON]

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Northern Trust Corporation Research Report

On July 23, 2013, Northern Trust Corporation (Northern Trust) announced that
it has named Michael B. Dowd as the Head of Insurance Accounting Product and
Service for the Americas and has brought in Anthony S. Eifrid to lead the
investment accounting practice and oversee expansion of middle office services
for Northern Trust's insurance practice. According to David J. Sullivan,
Insurance Practice Head for Northern Trust in the Americas, "As a full service
provider of customized services to insurance companies, we rely on a dedicated
team of professionals to help our clients navigate issues from financial
pressures and regulatory requirements to an increased focus on risk
governance. The depth of experience that Mike Dowd and Tony Eifrid bring, as
financial and operations executives for major insurers and professional
services firms, will further strengthen the consultative approach we take with
our insurance clients." The Full Research Report on Northern Trust Corporation
- including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-07-25/NTRS]

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StanCorp Financial Group Inc. Research Report

On July 23, 2013, StanCorp Financial Group Inc. (StanCorp) reported its
financial results for Q2 2013. Net income was $57.7 million or $1.30 per
diluted share, compared to net income of $20 million or $0.45 per diluted
share in Q2 2012. Also, after-tax net capital losses were $1.6 million for Q2
2013, compared to $2.5 million for the Q2 2012. Commenting on the news, Greg
Ness, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our second
quarter results continue our strong start to 2013 with solid earnings growth
in all of our businesses. I am pleased with the significant improvement in
group insurance claims experience, the outstanding results in our Asset
Management segment and the reduction in operating expenses as a result of our
expense management actions. We remain firmly committed to our growth and
profitability initiatives in all of our lines of business." The Full Research
Report on StanCorp Financial Group Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-07-25/SFG]

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