Active Earth Investment Management Selects RBC Dexia as Investor Services

LUXEMBOURG, July 19 /CNW/ - RBC Dexia Investor Services today announced that it has been selected by Swiss-based Active Earth Investment Management to provide custody, fund administration, registrar and transfer agency services for its Active Earth fund, the company's new Luxembourg-based UCITS fund which integrates sustainability metrics as part of the valuation process.

Active Earth is a new fund management company aiming to build a bridge between traditional and sustainable fund management by evaluating the future visibility of financial returns for companies by systematically screening material extra-financial data. This includes a company's environmental, social and governance ("ESG") metrics.

"We studied the respective capabilities of several leading providers, and ultimately decided upon RBC Dexia as our investor service partner," said Daron Sheehan, Managing Director of Active Earth Investment Management. "We feel that RBC Dexia set itself apart through its willingness to customize a solution based upon our specific requirements, as well as its global infrastructure and unparalleled expertise helping organizations like ours distribute products in other jurisdictions via UCITS funds."

"We are very pleased to be partnering with the team at Active Earth Investment Management," said Simon Shapland, Head, Sales & Distribution, Continental Europe, at RBC Dexia "Working with clients such as Active Earth and allowing them to focus on their strategic business priorities is the cornerstone of our service offering. We are looking forward to a productive working relationship."

RBC Dexia Investor Services recently received top scores in seven key categories in the 2010 Global Investor Global Custody Survey, including No. 1 overall for the Americas and EMEA. RBC Dexia also excelled in the annual R&M Consultants Global Custody Survey, and was ranked the number one service provider by fund managers and number one for Europe in Global Custodian's 2009 Global Custody Survey. RBC Dexia was also named Global Custody: Client Relationship Manager of the Year in ICFA's 2009 Global Awards.

About Active Earth Investment Management

Established in 2009, Active Earth Investment Management is an independent and privately owned fund management company, based in Geneva. The Active Earth team has a shared vision of creating a leading investment company that bridges the gap between traditional and sustainable fund management with a methodology that quantitatively integrates sustainability metrics. Active Earth seeks to create long-term partnerships with their investors by providing them with transparent and innovative products. For more information, please visit

About RBC Dexia Investor Services

RBC Dexia Investor Services offers a complete range of investor services to institutions worldwide.

Our unique offshore and onshore solutions, combined with the expertise of our 5,500 professionals in 16 markets, help clients grow their business and sustain enhanced performance through efficiency improvements and robust risk management processes. Equally-owned by RBC and Dexia, the company ranks among the world's top 10 global custodians with USD 2.3 trillion in client assets under administration.

RBC Dexia Investor Services Limited is a holding company that provides strategic direction and management oversight to its affiliates, including RBC Dexia Investor Services Bank S.A., a credit institution licensed in Luxembourg by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier and the Ministry of Finance. All are licensed users of the RBC trademark (a registered trademark of Royal Bank of Canada) and Dexia trademark (a registered mark of Dexia Crédit Local) and conduct their global custody and investment administration business under the RBC Dexia Investor Services brand name.

SOURCE RBC Investor & Treasury Services

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