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Peregrine Financial Group, Inc. (PFGBEST)
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World Cup Trading Championship 2010
Sponsored by PFGBEST and Robbins Trading Company
Identifies Top Trading Talent in Futures, Forex, and Stocks

CHICAGO, December 17, 2009 – PFGBEST® and Robbins Trading Company are partnering for the new year to sponsor the renowned World Cup Trading Championships®.

These are real–time, real money competitions (void where prohibited) with prizes that include five, $50,000 trading account mandates, coveted World Cup bull & bear trophies for top finishers, and crystal trophies presented at the end of each month throughout the year. Top–placing contestants will be eligible for a spot on the advisory team at World Cup Advisor.

Previous winners include Larry Williams, Andrea Unger, Rob Mitchell, Michael Cook, and Kevin Davey.

The World Cup Trading Championship begins on January 4, 2010. Anyone interested in entering can sign up at

"This is a career changing opportunity for traders whose strategies could wind up posting the highest percentage increases," said Russ Wasendorf, Jr., PFGBEST president and chief operating officer. "We look to the competition to help recognize the strongest traders overall in futures and forex as well as securities who are developing performance track records in order to further build our managed futures, forex and structured product suite. All entrants benefit from participating in the contest because they receive free trading tools, access to one of the 20 trading platforms available to our customers, product discounts, and the heightened attention on their successes," he said.

Joel Robbins, president of Robbins Trading Company, added, "We're delighted to join forces with PFGBEST and its vast distribution network to expand the reach of the World Cup Trading Championships. Since 1983, Robbins Trading has been developing outstanding advisory programs for retail investors by identifying trading talent in World Cup events. For years, the events have provided a steady flow of advisory talent for the site. As the competition enters its 27th year of continuous live trading, our brand recognition has never been stronger. PFGBEST is the ideal partner to take World Cup Championship trading to the next level now."

PFGBEST is among the largest non–clearing U.S. Futures Commission Merchants, with customers, some 700 affiliates, and brokerage offices spanning 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.