PC-Bond Launches Two New Bond Indices - Volume BLOX(TM)



    TORONTO, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - PC-Bond (a unit of a TMX Group company), a
leading provider of Canadian fixed income benchmarks, analytics and
performance measurement, today announced the launch of a new family of bond
indices for the Canadian fixed income marketplace - Volume BLOX(TM). The two
initial Volume BLOX indices are the Province of Ontario and the Province of
Quebec. Each index includes six issues representing coverage across the yield
curve for those issues at the benchmark term, with the greatest liquidity as
measured by actual trade volume.
    "The new Volume BLOX indices are designed to represent the marketplace
performance of benchmark term issues at specific terms and reflected by actual
trades," said Eric Sinclair, Senior Vice President, TSX Datalinx. The indices
can be easily replicated in the open market due to the liquidity criteria used
in the selection of the benchmark issues, which can make them ideal candidates
for hedging or trading instruments.
    "These indices enhance capital market efficiency by providing important
benchmarks for the fixed income markets," said Tom Kloet, CEO, TMX Group. "The
Volume BLOX indices also contribute to the diversity of products provided by
TMX Group and offer the potential for future derivative products on the
Montreal Exchange."
    The numerous PC-Bond fixed income indices and data sets are accessible to
all interested market participants for license for use in third-party systems,
derivatives, and exchange-traded products. PC-Bond also licenses the PC-Bond
Fixed Income Analytical software, which contains the entire history of fixed
income pricing and indices data and fixed income indices back to 1947; as well
as the BondPerform Attribution platform, which provides performance
measurement tools for the Canadian fixed income community. For more
information on Volume Blox and PC-Bond indices, please visit www.pcbond.com.

    About TMX Group (TSX-X)

    TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets for
multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto
Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Montreal Exchange, Natural Gas Exchange,
Boston Options Exchange (BOX), Shorcan, Equicom and other TMX Group companies
provide trading markets, clearing facilities, data products and other services
to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto with
offices in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. For more information about TMX
Group, visit our website at www.tsx.com.





For further information:

For further information: Carolyn Quick, Director, Corporate
Communications, TMX Group, (416) 947-4597, carolyn.quick@tsx.com


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