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April 19 (Reuters) - Bank of New York Mellon Corp reported a better-than-expected first-quarter profit on Thursday, helped by strong growth in its assets servicing and management business.
The world's largest custodian bank said net income applicable to common shareholders rose to $1.14 billion, or $1.10 per share, in the quarter ended March 31 from $880 million, or 83 cents per share, a year earlier.
Analysts on average had expected earnings of 96 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Non-interest expenses rose 3.7 pct to $2.74 billion.
Total revenue rose 8.7 percent to $4.18 billion.
Assets under management jumped 8 percent to a record $1.9 trillion, driven by surging equity markets, a weaker dollar and net inflows, partially offset by the divestiture of CenterSquare Investment Management, the company said. (Reporting by Diptendu Lahiri in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)