RBC Dexia selected by Close Wealth Management for custody and foreign exchange

    LONDON, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - RBC Dexia Investor Services has been selected by
Close Wealth Management Limited to provide global custody and foreign exchange
services for that company's (pnds stlg)1.5 billion investment portfolios.
Established nearly 40 years ago, Close Wealth Management Limited is part of
Close Brothers Group plc, one of the 200 largest companies on the London Stock
    "Close Wealth Management Limited undertook a rigorous review process to
identify the provider best-equipped to satisfy our exacting requirements for
day-to-day service, risk management and operational efficiency in support of
our growing portfolio," said Helen Aldridge, Finance and Operations Director
for Close Wealth Management Limited. "Based on our careful research, we are
extremely confident in RBC Dexia's ability to provide us with the highest
level of custody and foreign exchange services."
    "We are delighted to be embarking on this new business relationship with
such a well-respected member of the wealth management community," said Joanna
Meager, Managing Director, UK for RBC Dexia. "Close Wealth Management Limited
has established a long, successful history in the UK, founded on an ongoing
commitment to the long-term needs of its clients. At RBC Dexia, we share this
same focus on superior client service and look forward to the opportunity to
demonstrate that commitment in the years ahead."
    RBC Dexia has been named the world's No. 1 custodian overall for four
consecutive years in the Global Investor Global Custody Survey (2004 - 2007)
and three consecutive year in the R&M Consultants Global Custody Survey (2005
- 2007). RBC Dexia was also recently named the 'Top-Rated' global custodian in
Europe for the second consecutive year by Global Custodian magazine (2006 -

    About RBC Dexia Investor Services

    RBC Dexia Investor Services offers a complete range of investor services
to institutions worldwide. We rank among the world's top 10 global custodians,
with USD 2.8 trillion in client assets under administration. Our innovative
products and services help clients maximise operational efficiency, minimise
risk and enhance portfolio returns. And our 4,700 professionals in 15 markets
offer proven expertise to enhance clients' business performance.


For further information:

For further information: Helen Jed, RBC Dexia Investor Services, London,
44 020 7653 4463

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