PC-Bond Welcomes Casgrain & Company Limited as a Contributing Participant



    TORONTO, Sept. 7 /CNW/ - TSX wholly owned subsidiary, PC-Bond(*), the
leading provider of Canadian fixed income benchmarks, analytics and
performance measurement, today welcomes Casgrain & Company Limited as an
additional pricing participant in the PC-Bond Canadian Fixed Income Indices.
    Casgrain & Company Limited will contribute 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, the Quebec Bond Index, as well as the recently launched
Universe + Maple Bond Index. Casgrain & Company Limited will also make
available fixed income research information and securities offering sheets to
select PC-Bond customers.
    The addition of Casgrain's fixed income pricing, combined with existing
sources, will enhance the price discovery process and buy-side market
participants' ability to value securities.
    "We are pleased to add the fixed income expertise and quality that
Casgrain brings to the PC-Bond and indices platform and we look forward to how
this will benefit the entire investment community," says Richard Nesbitt, TSX
Group CEO.
    "Our firm has always pushed for greater transparency, and a
multi-contributor platform is an important step towards this. Working with PC
Bond, we believe our clients will benefit from this initiative" says Guy
Casgrain, President, Casgrain & Company Limited.
    With approximately 1,000 issues and a total market value of over        
C$660 billion, the PC-Bond 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) 862-5800 or pcbond@tsx.com


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