PFGBEST was named as one of the Top 50 Brokers by Futures magazine based on CFTC data for all Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) firms in the United States. This was the 13th consecutive year PFGBEST ranked in this elite group.
Five stars! PFGBEST ranks highly in the StockBrokers.com 2011 Review Of Forex Brokers. PFGBEST achieved a 5-star rating in providing traders the means for incorporating investment strategies such as futures, options and stocks with currency pairs and crosses. In addition, it ranked highly in mobile trading and customer support vis-a-vis top competitors. This is a link to the page announcing the winners in “Investment Offerings” in the StockBrokers.com coverage of all categories. You can go forward or backward to see all catetories http://www.stockbrokers.com/2011-forex-review/offering.html.
PFGBEST ranks #1 in forex customer service in a June 2011 Smart Money magazine feature on the “Best Firms For Forex Trading”. Out of 16 firms that were carefully analyzed by Smart Money editors reviewing educational materials and testing demo accounts, PFGBEST ranked #1 in Customer Service. The editors compared products, websites, and pestered customer services with basic and sophisticated questions. In announcing their findings, they said “PFGBEST was a standout in this (customer service) category, responding to questions via chat and phone immediately, and responding to an emailed question in just 21 minutes with a personalized message from the same representative we'd talked to earlier.” View the complete summary at www.pfgbest.com/about/press/SmartMoneySurvey.asp.
PFGBEST of Cedar Falls has won a 2011 Iowa Character Award from Character Counts In Iowa. The achievement honors individuals, schools and organizations that consistently demonstrate and promote the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Twelve other recipients were also announced. All were chosen by a volunteer selection committee made up of more than 50 Iowans. “We don’t always get a chance to recognize the organizations in our community that are helping our state become a better place,” said Scott Raecker, executive director of Character Counts In Iowa. “The Iowa Character Awards are a great way to pay tribute to the people who make a difference in our lives.” More information and a complete list of winners is available at CharacterCountsInIowa.org.
PFGBEST ranked fifth in the recently-published, and first-ever Commodity Business Awards for 2010, in the category of Trading, Risk & Portfolio Management in Agriculture & Softs markets. Published in the December 2010 issue of Commodities Now magazine awards recognize and reward talent and excellence throughout the commodity complex. They are given to companies making a significant impact on the way commodity business is conducted, to institutions making a positive contribution to the development of markets, client responsibility, and investor satisfaction. Some 14,500 votes were cast covering 20 key industry disciplines – trading in physical commodities, financials, risk management, structuring, finance, research, advisory, logistics, legal, and specialist technology.
PFGBEST was named as one of the Top 50 Brokers by Futures magazine based on CFTC data for all Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) firms in the United States. This was the 12th consecutive year PFGBEST ranked in this elite group.
PFGBEST educational piece Foreign Exchange Basics won a Silver Trumpet Award from the Publicity Club of Chicago in the category of Brochures, Booklets or Books.
Also in May, from the Illinois Women’s Press Association, two first place awards for PFGBEST. One was for the Foreign Exchange Basics brochure, and one was for the ad to promote the PFGBEST Research 2010 Outlook brochure. These went on to compete in the Nationals. PFGBEST won a second place for the campaign to reveal and celebrate the new green building at One Peregrine Way, the new Cedar Falls, Iowa headquarters.
Russell R. Wasendorf, Sr., Chairman and CEO of PFGBEST, was given the Patriotic Employer Award from the Iowa Area 5 group called ESGR – Employer Support of the U.S. National Guard and Reserve.
Russell R. Wasendorf, Sr. was given the 2010 Treating Capital Well Award from the Cedar Valley Alliance and the Cedar Falls Chamber of Commerce for helping to grow regional opportunities in technologies and employment through green practices and sustainability efforts.
Russell R. Wasendorf, Sr., Chairman and CEO of PFGBEST, was named to the University of Northern Iowa President’s Club, Founders Society Level. He becomes a member of the UNI Board of Trustees in October 2010.
PFGBEST company brochure won a Silver Trumpet Award from the Publicity Club of Chicago in the category of "Corporate or Annual Brochures."