Handelsbanken best stockbrokers

Swedish institutions rank Handelsbanken Capital Markets as the best stockbrokers for Swedish equities. This is the result of Prospera's annual survey based on interviews with some 60 institutional investors, both large and small. Handelsbanken is ranked No.1 by both large and small institutions. According to the survey, the Bank's strengths include research, ethical standards, market information and order execution. "We are delighted that our customers rank us highest. This is the result of a long-term process where we have focused on creating value-added for our customers. Our research has played a particularly important role here," says Per Elcar, Head of Nordic Equities at Handelsbanken Capital Markets. "This is also a natural step in our strategy of being the best investment bank in the Nordic region. But this is an ongoing process and we are constantly striving to improve our offering to meet our customers' future needs." For further information, please contact: Per Elcar, Head of Nordic Equities, Handelsbanken Capital Markets, Phone: +46 8 463 57 06, e-mail: peel04@handelsbanken.se Peter Karlsson, Head of Equity and Credit Research, Handelsbanken Capital Markets Phone: +46 8 701 21 51, e-mail: peka15@handelsbanken.se Erik Wikström, Head of Communications, Handelsbanken Capital Markets Phone: +46 8 701 12 70, e-mail: erwi03@handelsbanken.se Handelsbanken Capital Markets is Handelsbanken's investment bank. The investment bank is responsible for Handelsbanken's transactions in the fixed income, foreign exchange, commodity and stock markets, including macroeconomic, equity, credit and financial research, corporate finance, debt capital markets, structured products and cash management. Some 1,050 staff in six countries specialise in financial solutions for Nordic requirements. Handelsbanken Capital Markets is an integral part of Handelsbanken, which has over 700 branches, operations in 22 countries, total assets of SEK 2,160 billion and an operating profit for 2008 of SEK 15.3 billion. Handelsbanken has just over 11,000 employees. This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.