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Patricia Campbell
Peregrine Financial Group, Inc. (PFGBEST)
(312) 775-3411


PFG Intensifies Focus on Trading Systems and Auto Trading Capabilities

CHICAGO, June 27, 2007: Peregrine Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) is intensifying its focus on Trading Systems and Auto Trading for futures and forex by promoting Herb Kral to lead this strategic expansion. Mr. Kral has served as director of PFG Managed Futures for the past several years, and before that, he was director of Systems Trading for Lind Waldock. He has successfully helped PFG to match active investors and traders with advisors and systems that fit with their trading goals.

PFG Chief Operations Officer Russ Wasendorf, Jr. said, "We are seeing hyper-demand for auto-trading products and trading systems for futures and forex investments. PFG's strategic focus is to expand our suite of products to fulfill that niche during this exceptional period of growth for our company. Herb will ensure that PFG is delivering new solutions so that clients can have their preferred system integrated and to offer new ways to auto-trade the markets."

PFG leads the industry in offering auto-execution functionality through its BEST Direct platform. BEST Direct can serve multiple front ends including those used to trade futures and forex. Currently, PFG offers all of the publicly available Top 10 trading systems (as ranked by Futures) set up to automatically enter trades into BEST Direct, with no interaction required by a client or broker.

The computerized trading programs participate in a variety of markets ranging from stock indices and currencies to grains and energies. PFG's Trading Systems and Auto Trading group can also create customized portfolios to enhance existing portfolios by offering non-correlated alternative trading solutions. The developers of the various trading systems have extensive backgrounds that cover a wide variety of elements in the industry. PFG is driven to find the best expertise to work with and to offer the best trading technologies available in the futures and forex business, for its clients. PFG owns the software which enables instant execution of automatic triggers on the PFG BEST Direct trading platform.

PFG can help clients who currently trade a specific system, or who track a system in a simulation environment by setting that system up for auto-execution on BEST Direct. This can be done for live trading or for simulated trading, for both futures and FX systems.

PFG is one of the largest non-clearing U.S. futures commission merchants, with customers, affiliates and brokerage offices in more than 80 countries. It offers a diverse range of trading and investor products and services for retail investors as well as for commercial and institutional clients. The company is a leader in managed funds and forex, full-service brokerage, trader education, research, and direct online futures trading through its BEST Direct™ platform, one of the first to deliver customer orders to the CME's Globex engine in 1998. Please visit