RBC Dexia launches new analytics service for fixed income portfolios

    TORONTO, June 9 /CNW/ - RBC Dexia Investor Services is pleased to
introduce Fixed Income Analytics, a powerful new service that provides asset
managers with detailed analysis of fixed income portfolios.
    "Fixed income instruments are diverse and complex and continually
evolving," said Fay Coroneos, Global Head, Risk & Investment Analytics with
RBC Dexia. "The complexity of fixed income strategies presents unique
challenges when analyzing portfolio performance. Fixed Income Analytics is a
specialized service that allows asset managers to accurately measure the
impact of factors such as interest rate movements, changes in credit spread,
yield or duration. By uncovering the sources of returns generated, this new
service can help determine how closely a manager is adhering to the
portfolio's investment mandate, as well as the risk-return payoff of the
    The service has been specifically designed to analyze fixed income
portfolios and provides:

    -   In-depth breakdown of returns (on a daily basis and at the security
        level), using a yield-curve based attribution model

    -   Impact analysis of all relevant market factors - the return of the
        portfolio can be broken down into as many as 20 components

    -   Customized, drill-down reporting, where analysis is aligned with the
        client's investment management process and performance overview

    -   A full, end-to-end solution including automated data aggregation,
        utilising an extensive array of market and index data from all major

    "This is a powerful new product that provides greater insight into a
fixed income manager's decision making process," said Coroneos. "Portfolio
performance can be measured against any of the major indices or on a
stand-alone basis. Reporting is flexible, with user-defined segmentation,
including term, credit, duration, currency or country."

    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 4,800 professionals in 15 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
2.9 trillion in client assets under administration.


For further information:

For further information: Warren Weeks, RBC Dexia Investor Services,
Toronto, (416) 955-7048

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