State Street's top brass discuss their Asian strategy

One of the region''s largest investment service providers is gearing up for the centralization of depositories, a boom in cross border trade and the re-emergence of some of AsiaƆs most battered economies.

On a tour of Asia, State Street's Robert Williams and John Fiore spoke to FinanceAsia about the technology intensive business of providing custodian services to Asia's institutional investors. Williams is executive vice president of State Street Investment Services for Asia Pacific based in Boston, while Fiore is the firm's chief information officer.

FinanceAsia Explain the reason behind your current trip to Asia

Williams We like our senior managers to be as knowledgeable as possible about our different country operations and to be abreast of the different products and geographies we cover. That involves regular trips to Asia during the year to visit clients and look at what's happening in the marketplace. This trip...

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