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Patricia Campbell
Peregrine Financial Group, Inc. (PFGBEST)
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Announcing the PFGBEST Research Division

CHICAGO, Nov. 9, 2009 – PFGBEST® today announced it has completed the integration of Alaron Research into its new PFGBEST Research Division. PFGBEST acquired the customer assets of Alaron in May 2009 and the integration of a strong and reputable analytic team from that acquisition expands the research capabilities that PFGBEST can offer its global client base of retail and professional traders and investors.

The integration provides opportunities for the newest PFGBEST customers to utilize the PFGBEST suite of more than 20 electronic trading platforms spanning futures, forex, and options, along with products created for low barrier to entry participation in managed accounts and managed forex products, a precious metals acquisition program for all account sizes, and many other opportunities for retail investors as well as institutional clients.

The PFGBEST Research Division features daily and intraday commentaries and recommendations from brokers and analysts throughout the organization. PFGBEST Sr. Energy Analyst Phil Flynn is one of the most recognizable names in energy market analysis, providing up-to-the-minute insights on investment and risk management in petroleum, gasoline and energy markets. Phil’s market commentary, fundamental and technical analysis, and long-term forecasts are sought by industry executives, institutions, personal investors and media everywhere.

PFGBEST analysts also cover grains, ethanol, metals, stock indexes, the economy, livestock, softs, forex – essentially every exchange-traded sector and product.

The goal of PFGBEST Research is to provide an environment where great ideas are developed as expert analysts are brought together to share viewpoints and to apply the market-centric wisdom of the crowd," said PFGBEST President and Chief Operating Officer Russell R. Wasendorf, Jr.

He added, "Through its proprietary research capabilities, PFGBEST has been advocating on behalf of retail futures market participants for more than 20 years. The ability to leverage these highly experienced sector analysts and to grow a leading Research team and a suite of research-driven products is a win:win for our company, our broker distribution network, and our expanding global client base."

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PFGBEST is among the largest non-clearing U.S. Futures Commission Merchants, with customers, affiliates and brokerage offices in more than 80 countries. It was incorporated as an FCM in 1990 under the name PFG, Inc. It offers a 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 sustainable investing through diversified products including managed funds, futures, forex, options, full-service and discount brokerage, precious metals, trader education, market research, and direct online trading through its BESTDirect™ platform, and numerous other platforms and applications. Please visit