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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Formalizes Vendor Integration Program;

Ryan Hansen Named as Director

Chicago, December 17, 2007:, one of the largest FCMs in the United States, today announced it has appointed Ryan Hansen to head its Vendor Integration program. In that role, he strategically identifies third party vendors to integrate onto proprietary platforms. In a related business development capacity, Hansen identifies products that can incorporate to its suite of capabilities for retail and institutional distribution networks.

Said Russ Wasendorf, Jr., Chief Operations Officer of "Ryan has a thorough knowledge of futures and forex markets, and he is highly regarded as a service expert by customers using a host of electronic platforms. Now, he will expand his role to work across divisions and locations to facilitate new relationships that will expand distribution of products and services and align the company with other best-in-breed capabilities throughout the industry."

Initial successes of the Vendor Integration program include a partnership with Avadhi Finance and Technology to create the BEST Direct ProTrader platform and develop several additional powerful trading tools, such as the Woodie’s Auto-Pattern Trader. also has partnered with Rolfe and Nolan (RAN) to integrate Edge, QST, and MarginEXpert products into the BEST Direct product suite.

Hansen has been with the company since 2003. He initially held the title of Customer Relations Representative and was promoted to the role of Manager, Corporate Customer Service & Customer Relationship Managers (CRMs), with responsibilities for tapping new client service talent and providing the training to ensure their ability to serve futures and forex trading clients using the latest online trading platforms., one of the largest non-clearing U.S. futures commission merchants, has 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 futures and forex, managed funds, full-service brokerage, trader education, research, and direct online trading through its BEST Direct platform, one of the first to deliver customer orders to the CME’s Globex engine in 1998. Please visit

CUSTOMER CONTACT: Ryan Hansen,, 312-775-3594