Financial Services Companies Announce Acquisitions, Fee Reductions, Expos, Notes Offerings and Dividends - Research Report on

  Financial Services Companies Announce Acquisitions, Fee Reductions, Expos,
Notes Offerings and Dividends - Research Report on Gallagher, PHH, SEI, Virtus
                    Investment Partners, and The Standard

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NEW YORK, August 30, 2013

NEW YORK, August 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors' Reports announced new research reports highlighting Arthur
J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG), PHH Corporation (NYSE: PHH), SEI Investments
Co. (NASDAQ: SEIC), Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTS), 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.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Research Report

On August 26, 2013, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher) announced that it
has acquired Dickinson & Associates, Inc. in Ottawa, Ontario. According to
Gallagher, David Dickinson and his team from Dickinson & Associates, an
employee benefits insurance broker and consultant, will continue to operate
from their Ottawa location post the acquisition, under the direction of
William Ziebell, Gallagher's Canadian employee benefit brokerage and
consulting leader. J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO of
Gallagher said, "Dickinson is good example of our merger partner of choice.
Not only do they have a sales culture that matches ours, they are also well
known for their benefits expertise and their ability to anticipate and provide
benefit solutions for their clients' evolving business needs. In addition,
their Canadian presence and solid industry relationships will be a terrific
complement to our growing employee benefits brokerage and consulting
operation." Gallagher did not disclose the terms of the transaction. The Full
Research Report on Arthur J Gallagher & Co. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-08-28/AJG]

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PHH Corporation Research Report

On August 20, 2013, PHH Corporation (PHH) announced that is has closed its
previously announced offering of 6.38% Senior Notes due 2021 with $350 million
as aggregate principal amount. PHH stated that it will use the net proceeds of
the offering of the 2021 notes, together with available cash, to repurchase up
to $350 million outstanding aggregate principal amount of its 9.25% Senior
Notes due 2016. According to PHH, it is extending the total consideration to
any holders of the 2016 notes who validly tender their 2016 notes on September
3, 2013, at or prior 11:59 p.m. New York Time. PHH also stated that J.P.
Morgan Securities LLC, RBS Securities Inc., BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays
Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.,
RBC Capital Markets, LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC acted as joint
book-running managers for the offering of the 2021 notes. The Full Research
Report on PHH Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings
and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-08-28/PHH]

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SEI Investments Co. Research Report

On August 27, 2013, SEI Investments Co. (SEI) announced that post its
announcement on the SEI seven goals-based Strategic Portfolios crossing £1
billion in assets, it is reducing the total fund fees of its clean share class
of several funds by 5-10 basis points each to align the fee with SEI's bundles
share class. Kevin Addison, SEI's Head of European Asset Management
Distribution stated, "While we have offered a clean share class since the SEI
Strategic Portfolios launched in 2009, for legacy reasons the prices of some
of the funds were slightly out of alignment with their bundled equivalents. As
a company committed to ensuring that all investors receive the best possible
price, regardless of share class, we are pleased to adjust these fees
appropriately." The Full Research Report on SEI Investments Co. - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-08-28/SEIC]

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Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. Research Report

On August 27, 2013, Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (Virtus Investment
Partners) announced that Virtus Global Multi-Sector Income Fund declared a
dividend of $0.12 payable on September 20, 2013, to shareholders of record as
of September 13, 2013. According to the Company, The Virtus Global
Multi-Sector Income Fund, which is managed by Newfleet Asset Management, LLC
(an affiliated manager of Virtus Investment Partners) aims to maximize current
income while preserving capital by giving investors an opportunity to benefit
from widely diversified holdings across the major domestic and international
fixed-income sectors. The Full Research Report on Virtus Investment Partners,
Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets -
is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-08-28/VRTS]

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StanCorp Financial Group Inc. Research Report

On August 22, 2013, StanCorp Financial Group Inc. (The Standard) announced
that on September 12, 2013, The Standard's Volunteer Expo will be organized at
Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati for the third consecutive year.
According to the Company, it will be one of the largest volunteer expos in
Ohio, and will bring more than 40 nonprofits together so that attendees can
find service and donation opportunities that match their skills and interests.
Greg Ness, Chairman, President and CEO of The Standard commented, "Hosting
three consecutive years of the Volunteer Expo at Fountain Square has been an
incredible experience for The Standard and our employees. Nonprofits have an
invaluable impact on our community, and the connections made at this event
allow under-funded organizations to provide programs and services that might
otherwise have to be reduced or eliminated." 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/2013-08-28/SFG]

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