Investec Asset Management selects RBC Dexia as shareholder services provider for GBP 3.5 billion fund

    LONDON, Aug. 27 /CNW/ - RBC Dexia Investor Services has been selected by
Investec Asset Management Ltd. to provide shareholder services (transfer
agency) for the firm's GBP 3.5 billion Investec Global Strategy Fund, based in
Luxembourg. Investec Asset Management is a specialist investment manager,
providing a wide range of portfolio management services and financial products
to an international client base of institutional and individual investors. The
firm, established in 1991, is an independently-managed subsidiary of Investec
    "We undertook a comprehensive selection process to identify the ideal
shareholder services provider," said Kim McFarland, Chief Operating Officer
for Investec Asset Management. "We were particularly impressed by the
geographic scope of RBC Dexia's operations, which is important to us, given
our international client base and planned expansion into Europe. In addition,
the scalability of RBC Dexia's shareholder services solution and high levels
of straight-through processing demonstrate a proven commitment to meeting
their clients' needs. We are confident they will bring this same level of
dedication to our newly-formed working relationship."
    "We are extremely pleased to welcome Investec Asset Management as a new
client," said Jean-Michel Loehr, Chief Executive Officer of RBC Dexia Investor
Services Bank S.A. "Investec is highly-regarded worldwide for its commitment
to exceptional client service. RBC Dexia shares this focus on understanding
and meeting the needs of our clients. We anticipate a long and
mutually-beneficial relationship between our organisations."

    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 5,200 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 2.8 trillion in client assets under administration.

    About Investec Asset Management

    Investec Asset Management is a specialist investment manager, providing a
premier range of products to institutional and individual investors.
Established in 1991, the firm has been built from start-up into an
international business managing in excess of US $60bn(*) on behalf of third
party clients. It has grown from domestic roots in the UK and Southern Africa
to a position where it proudly serves a growing international client base from
the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa. It employs
100 investment professionals.
    The firm seeks to create a profitable partnership between clients,
shareholders and employees, and to exceed expectations for both client service
and performance.
    Investec Asset Management is an independently managed subsidiary of
Investec Group.

    (*) As at 31st March 2008

For further information:

For further information: Helen Jed, RBC Dexia Investor Services, London,
44 020 7653 4463; Leonora Valerio, RBC Dexia Investor Services, Luxembourg,
352 2605 4063; Vian Sharif, Investec Asset Management, London, 44 020 7597

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