RBC Dexia Selected as Investor Services Provider by Vontobel Asset Management

    LONDON, Sept. 7 /CNW/ - RBC Dexia Investor Services has been selected by
Vontobel Asset Management to provide fund accounting, custody, transfer agency
and register services for all Vontobel funds registered under Swiss law.
Vontobel Switzerland's CHF 5bn fund business specializes in private wealth
management and asset management for institutional investors.
    Dominic Gaillard, Head of Vontobel Asset Management Services commented:
"We are delighted to be working with RBC Dexia not only for our fund
operations in Luxembourg but now for our Swiss fund operations too. Their
commitment to our business and dedicated partnership approach made this a
natural development of a successful relationship, bringing added operational
    Tony Johnson, Global Head of Sales and Distribution at RBC Dexia said:
"We are very pleased to deepen our relationship with Vontobel following the
successful integration of their Luxembourg funds in 2008. This agreement
reinforces our leading position in Switzerland and is testament to our
expertise in servicing funds in offshore and domestic markets for the world's
leading asset managers."
    RBC Dexia Investor Services was recently ranked number one overall in the
Global Investor Global Custody Survey for the sixth consecutive year (2004 -
2009). RBC Dexia also excelled in the annual R&M Consultants Global Custody
Survey, and was ranked the number one service provider by fund managers in
Global Custodian's 2008 Global Custody Survey. RBC Dexia was also named Global
Custody: Client Relationship Manager of the Year in ICFA's 2009 Global Awards.

    About the Vontobel Group

    The Vontobel Group is an internationally-oriented Swiss private bank. The
family-owned bank was first established in Zurich in 1924. Vontobel
specializes in wealth management for private clients and asset management for
institutional investors, as well as in investment banking. At the end of
December 2008, the Group held around CHF 100 bn of assets. Over 1,300
employees worldwide provide first-rate, customized services for clients with
an international focus. The registered shares of Vontobel Holding AG are
listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The Vontobel families and the Vontobel
Foundation hold the majority of shares and votes in the company.

    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 practices. Equally owned by RBC and
Dexia, the company ranks among the world's top 10 global custodians with USD
2.0 trillion in client assets under administration.  rbcdexia.com

For further information:

For further information: RBC Dexia: Alex Clelland, London, +44 (0)20
7002 2009, alex.clelland@rbcdexia.com

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