RBC Capital joins TradeWeb UK Gilts marketplace

Source: Thomson TradeWeb

Thomson TradeWeb, part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC, TSX: TOC), a leading global provider of integrated information solutions to professional customers, today announced that RBC Capital Markets has become the newest dealer participant on TradeWeb's leading online network.

The company will provide liquidity for the UK Gilts market within TradeWeb's European Government Bond marketplace.

RBC Capital Markets, the corporate and investment banking arm of RBC Financial Group (RY: TSX and NYSE), is the 36th leading primary dealer on TradeWeb's global electronic marketplace for fixed income securities, and the 15th liquidity provider for UK Gilts. TradeWeb's European Government Bonds platform, where investors trade the most liquid issues from all the Euro-zone countries, UK, Denmark and Sweden, reached volumes of over €1.3 trillion in the first 3 quarters of 2005.

Lee Olesky, President of Thomson TradeWeb, commented: "RBC's participation on TradeWeb underscores our continued commitment to providing the deepest liquidity for our fixed income customers. We now have all of the major UK Gilt houses on board, making TradeWeb's multi-dealer electronic UK Gilt platform the largest available globally. We are delighted that RBC Capital Markets has joined this success story."

Jonathan Hunter, Head of Liquid Products at RBC Capital Markets, said: "We're building on our strong electronic distribution capabilities in the European markets, and TradeWeb gives us fast and seamless electronic execution for trading UK government bonds."

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