RBC Dexia selected by Aviva Investors to service Luxembourg fund range

LONDON, Jan. 17 /CNW/ - RBC Dexia Investor Services today announced that it has been appointed by Aviva Investors to provide transfer agency services in Luxembourg.

RBC Dexia will provide services including record keeping, reporting and investor communications to Aviva Investors' entire range of offshore Luxembourg funds. The company will also support the distribution of the fund manager's Asian Sicav range, which has assets of over €9bn.

As part of the appointment, eight Aviva Investors staff based in Luxembourg will transfer to RBC Dexia's local office.

William Gilson, Managing Director at Aviva Investors Luxembourg, said: "Aviva Investors selected RBC Dexia following a comprehensive review of potential partners. As our business needs continue to grow, we were keen to identify a transfer agent that had both the scalability and global presence to truly partner with our organisation. We felt RBC Dexia would be well-aligned and were impressed with their professionalism, expertise and industry leading IT infrastructure."

Frank Van Hoornweder, Managing Director of RBC Dexia Luxembourg, said: "We are confident that our expertise in the jurisdiction and strengths in client service will ensure that our partnership with Aviva Investors deepens and strengthens."

RBC Dexia Investor Services was recently named 2010 European Custodian of the Year by Funds Europe magazine and also received top scores in seven key categories in the 2010 Global Investor Global Custody Survey, including #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 named 'European Transfer Agent of the Year', 'Fund Administrator of the Year: Luxembourg' and 'European Client Relationship Manager of the Year' at the 2010 ICFA European Awards.

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 5,300 professionals in 15 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 2.7 trillion in client assets under administration.

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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.

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For further information:

Raphaël Mazet (London)     Jason Graham (Canada)
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