State Street Corp.'s top executive said that the Boston company plans to focus on adding customers, developing business and products through its investment management arm, and expanding internationally, and that he remains cautiously optimistic for growth the rest of this year.

"To continue to deliver positive operating leverage, we think that consistent performance carries the day," Ron Logue, State Street's chairman and CEO, said in an interview April 15 after his company reported first-quarter earnings. "We think that we have to think and act conservatively rather than just hoping optimistically."

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