Investors Financial Services Corp. NASD: IFIN

Company: Investors Financial Services Corp.
Ticker Symbol: NASD: IFIN
Class Period: October 15, 2003, to July 15, 2005
Date Filed: Aug-04-05
Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Oct-03-05
Court: District, DC
A securities fraud class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts on behalf of the purchasers of Investors Financial Services Corp. (Nasdaq: IFIN)securities during the Class Period between October 15, 2003, through July 15, 2005 inclusive (the "Class").

Investors Financial Services Corp. ("IFIN") operates as a bank holding company for Investors Bank & Trust Company that provides asset managers with services including global custody, multi-currency accounting and mutual fund administration in the United States.

The Complaint alleges that Defendants caused IFIN shares to trade at artificially inflated levels through the issuance of false and misleading financial statements and guidance. The Company's statements served to convince investors that the Company's financial statements were accurate, including results for revenues, growth and interest income, and the Company had shrewdly built into its models and assumptions the impact of continued interest rate compression and flattening of the US interest rate yield curve.

In October 2004, the Company surprised the market when they finally revealed the need to restate financial results over a three-year period. On October 21, 2004, the price of IFIN stock plummeted, from its previous close of $43.70 to $36.50, on volume of over 11 million shares. Later, the Company revealed that during the period from 2001 to 2004, Investors had overstated net interest income by as much as $6.2 million.

On July 14, 2005, IFIN dropped 15% after the financial back-office company slashed earnings guidance, citing interest rate pressure. Once again, the Company announced an unprecedented "reset" of their 2005 quarterly and 2005 yearly guidance. Defendants did this, allegedly, to bring their numbers in line with the "new" realities of market-driven rates and rate spreads. The Complaint alleges further that IFIN's assertions that an interest rate event peculiar to the second quarter served as the purported "trigger" for the Company's changed circumstances. This was false. In fact, the Complaint alleges, the change in the Company's fortunes was a direct result of the dramatic flattening of the yield curve and contraction of rate spreads. The Company cited a flatter-than-expected yield curve; narrower-than-expected reinvestment spreads; weaker-than-expected market-sensitive revenues, which included fees, linked to both the equity and foreign currency markets; and continued investments in headcount and technology to support new and existing clients.

On July 15, 2005, the price of IFIN shares plummeted from its previous close of $41.52 to $34.05 for a loss 17.9% percent of their value on unprecedented volume of over 22 million shares. The Class Period high was $53.44; it now trades under $35 per share.

If you acquired the securities of the defendants during the Class Period you may, no later than the Lead Plaintiff Deadline shown above, request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff through counsel of your choice. You may also choose to remain an absent class member. A lead plaintiff must meet certain requirements.

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