BMO Capital Markets added as a Founding Participant to PC-Bond



    TORONTO, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - TSX Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary, PC-Bond(*) is
pleased to announce today that BMO Capital Markets has signed on as a pricing
participant for the PC-Bond Canadian Fixed Income Indices. PC-Bond is the
leading provider of Canadian fixed income benchmarks, analytics and
performance measurement,
    "We are seeing rapid growth and acceptance to the PC-Bond analytics and
index platform," said Richard Nesbitt, TSX Group CEO. "BMO Capital Markets
adds fixed income expertise and enhances the quality of our product offering
and this helps benefit the entire investment community".
    "We believe the evolution of the PC-Bond Universe Bond Index to
multi-contributor status is beneficial to the Canadian Fixed Income
Marketplace," said Charles Piermarini, BMO Capital Markets EMD and Head of
Debt Products Group. "Working with PC-Bond, we have been able to deliver a
solution that we believe will deliver increased value to our clients".
    As a Founding Dealer Participant, BMO Capital Markets will help provide a
broad range of fixed income securities pricing to PC-Bond for inclusion into
PC-Bond products such as the Universe Bond Index, Canada's leading fixed
income index used by 95% of buy-side participants, and the recently launched
Universe + Maple Bond Index.

    PC Bond is Canada's leading provider of Fixed Income Indices. With
approximately 1,000 issues and a total market value of over C$660 billion, the
Universe Bond Index broadly represents the market performance of
investment-grade bonds issued by Canadian companies and issuers in the
government sector.
    All indices summary data and methodology can be found on the PC-Bond web
site, at: www.canadianbondindices.com.

    
    (*) PC-Bond is registered to 2099242 Ontario Inc., a subsidiary of TSX
        Group Inc.
    





For further information:

For further information: PC-Bond, (416) 947-4772 or pcbond@tsx.com


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