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Top Investment Strategist Kicks Off Pappas Lectureship in Finance

September 9, 2003

WALTHAM, Mass. - Edward G. Riley, Jr., a principal of State Street Global Advisors and chief investment officer for the Global Fundamental Strategies team, will deliver the inaugural Charles A. Pappas Lecture in Securities and Financial Markets on Wednesday, September 24, 2003. The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Adamian Academic Center's Wilder Pavilion.

"Ned" Riley is responsible for developing active fundamental investment policy for the State Street Global's institutional and high net worth clients.

Prior to joining the firm in 2000, Mr. Riley was BankBoston's chief investment officer, where he directed the development and implementation of investment policy for $32 billion in assets under management. In this role, he was responsible for a staff of more than 100 investment professionals. He was also a member of BankBoston's Investment Management Committee. In addition, he managed the Boston 1784 Funds, with $10 billion in assets.

While at BankBoston, Mr. Riley was president and operating officer for Eagle Investment Associates, a counseling firm focused on capitalizing on growth in the high net worth and small institution universe. Prior to that, he served as director of research for the Old Colony Trust Company.

He has been working in the investment management field since 1967 and has made frequent appearances on Market Wrap on CNBC; Money Line, Street Sweep, and Street Signs on CNN; as well as Bloomberg TV, WCVB-TV, and NECN.

Mr. Riley received a BA in Economics from Providence College and attended an MBA program at Columbia University.

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The Charles A. Pappas Lectureship in Securities and Financial Markets was established in 2002 through a gift from the Thomas Anthony Pappas Charitable Foundation. Charles Pappas served as president of the foundation until his death in 2000 at the age of 68. The foundation was established in 1975 by his father, philanthropist Thomas Anthony Pappas, late president and chairman of C. Pappas Co., a leading distributor of wine, spirits and gourmet foods. The foundation has been providing scholarship support for Bentley students since 1977.


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