Our purpose is multifaceted. We at Bear Stearns strive to be the best in class at helping those we serve achieve their highest financial goals. We are committed to maintaining responsible growth that focuses on improving governance, social and environmental leadership. Across all lines of our business, this focus is paramount to our corporate beliefs. We believe in accountability, integrity, innovative strategies, value-based opportunities and providing options that allow us to thrive with our clients and the communities in which we operate.