is still on the hunt for small asset managers. CEO James Hawkes
told attendees at an investor conference that he would act quickly on a deal if the right one comes along.
Hawkes made his comments at the Merrill Lynch Banking & Financial Services Investor Conference held Wednesday. According to Reuters
, he also told attendees that the firm won't disappoint when it reports its earnings for the past quarter next week.
He joked that while the Boston Red Sox may have let down their fans with an early exit from the Major League Baseball playoffs last month, Eaton Vance will not do the same.
Boston-based Eaton Vance purchased Weston Asset Management in August and Scudder Private Investment Council in 2004.
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