Vontobel Asset Management selects RBC Dexia as investor services provider for EUR 11 billion portfolio

    LUXEMBOURG, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - RBC Dexia Investor Services has been selected
by Vontobel Asset Management to provide custody, fund administration,
shareholder services (transfer agency) and recordkeeping for the company's EUR
11 billion portfolio of Luxembourg-based funds, which have already been
successfully transitioned. Vontobel Asset Managment is part of Bank Vontobel
AG, an international Swiss private bank, specialising in asset management for
sophisticated private and institutional clients.
    "We undertook a comprehensive review to identify the best investor
services provider for our Luxembourg funds business. Ultimately, we determined
that RBC Dexia is the provider best-aligned with our long-term business
strategy," said Dominic Gaillard, Head of Asset Management Services for
Vontobel Asset Management. "We were impressed not only by RBC Dexia's
professionalism and expertise, but also by their determination to provide full
support for a successful migration and to develop a tailored, automated
solution to meet our specific needs."
    "We are delighted with this appointment by Vontobel Asset Management and
are committed to providing them with a broad range of investor services
solutions that will help fuel their plans for future growth," said Jean-Michel
Loehr, Chief Executive Officer of RBC Dexia Investor Services Bank S.A. "This
appointment serves to reinforce RBC Dexia's position as the provider of choice
for leading asset managers."
    RBC Dexia has been named the world's No. 1 custodian overall for five
consecutive years in the Global Investor Global Custody Survey (2004 - 2008).

    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 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
2.9 trillion in client assets under administration.


For further information:

For further information: Leonora Valerio, RBC Dexia Investor Services,
Luxembourg, 352 2605 4063; Helen Jed, RBC Dexia Investor Services, London, 44
020 7653 4463

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