Royal Bank of Canada Joins European Bond Market Through MTS

29 October 2010

• Trading on MTS Cash, Repo and Bondvision

MTS, Europe's premier facilitator for the electronic fixed income market, today announced that Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) has joined MTS and will be trading on its Cash, Repo and BondVision markets.

MTS Cash offers access to European government and quasi government bonds trading, with over 100 participants from the professional fixed income community.

The MTS Repo market is a trusted e-trading venue for real-time eurozone repo pricing and has over 150 unique counterparties across Europe, including international and domestic banks and institutional buy-side clients.

Jack Jeffery, CEO at MTS, said:
"As Europe's premier facilitator for the electronic market, we welcome new participants to our platform who will bring even more liquidity to the professional fixed income market. MTS Cash, MTS BondVision and MTS Repo will provide RBC with a one-stop shop with all the capabilities to support their expansion into the European fixed income market."

The BondVision platform supports trading in multiple currencies, including EUR, GBP, USD and CEE local currencies as well as benefiting from pre and post trade services.

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