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Thomson Investment Management News Journalist Wins State Street 2006 Institutional Press Award


Cecilia Valente Named Journalist of the Year for Pensions Issues

LONDON, 11/17/2006 - Thomson Investment Management News, part of Thomson Financial, a leading provider of information, news and technology solutions to the global financial community, announced that Cecilia Valente was named Journalist of the Year for pensions issues at the State Street 2006 Institutional Press Awards this week.

The State Street 2006 Institutional Press Awards are considered the Oscars of fund management writing. The jury of senior figures in the industry highlighted Cecilia’s success in being the only journalist to secure an interview with Lord Adair Turner on the day his reforms for the UK pensions industry were published. The piece was sent out on the Thomson Investment Management News service before Lord Turner had finished announcing his plans to the rest of the press. Cecilia was awarded the accolade ahead of competition from Reuters in the online and wire news segment.

Two other Thomson Investment Management News reporters were short-listed in other awards categories. Raji Menon was nominated alongside Cecilia for her work on pensions issues, while hedge fund reporter Ingrid Smith was short-listed in the investment writing category.

Thomson Investment Management News was short-listed for most innovative product - less than 15 months after its launch in September 2005. It provides specialist insight tailored to the needs of research analysts, fund managers and risk and performance analysts across Europe, as well as the hedge fund community. It includes independent reports and commentary on the most significant pan-European investment management news, created by AFX News journalists and leverages Thomson Financial’s proprietary investment management content and functionality including market-leading brands.

In addition to Thomson Investment Management News, Thomson Financial offers a comprehensive suite of tailored financial news services available through its Thomson ONE application suite. This include AFX News, a leading European independent real-time financial news agency providing equity-focused business, financial and economic news to the investment community and Thomson Financial News, a real-time financial news service for investment professionals in North America, which has secured over 10,000 users since its launch in 2005. In addition, Thomson Financial delivers focused news and analysis services, such as Thomson Merger News and International Financing Review (“IFR”). Thomson Financial has also integrated historical news from Thomson Business Intelligence within Thomson ONE.

Commenting on the award, David Hurst, Managing Director, Publishing, Thomson Financial, said: "It is particularly pleasing that Cecilia has received this accolade in recognition of the her thought provoking articles on issues affecting the pensions industry delivered through Thomson Investment Management News. In just over a year, Thomson Investment Management News has been recognized as providing a unique and specialist insight tailored to the needs of institutional investor community.

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