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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reaches Thousands of Professional Traders Hungry for Education Via Webinars

CHICAGO, May 27, 2008: today announced that in recent months it has been able to reach more than 10,000 traders – of all levels – with web-based educational programs it offers and promotes through the company website (

“We aggressively moved into the webinar market in late 2007. The response in terms of participation has been overwhelming, moving us forward in our position of industry leadership as an advocate for the educated investor,” said Russ Wasendorf, Jr., president and chief operating officer of “Numbers of webinar registrants, and viewers who log on to more than 50 archived sessions show that this is a learning tool that is highly valued by traders at all levels. It is an unobtrusive way for people to have contact with brokers and market experts with a variety of trading styles and points of view,” Wasendorf added.

Presenters in the webinar programs offered by include the company’s retail brokers, branch teams, Introducing Brokers and Guaranteed Introducing Brokers (IBs and GIBs), customer service managers, and colleagues from education firms that has “hosting partner” relationships with, such as Eurex and the Traders Education Exchange. offers 20 to 30 webinars each month to an average audience of 60 registrants, and has some 5,000 viewers to date on archived sessions.  Topics of the webinars are designed to appeal to investors and traders with zero to a great deal of experience, who can listen and watch or submit questions as the webinar is in session.  “In the derivatives industry, most educational products are geared to entry level customers.  Our webinars are geared to traders at all levels and cover a broad range of skills from trade management, to hedging forex risk, to style trading,” Wasendorf explained.

A few popular topics in the program schedule and archives include: 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 BESTDirect platform, one of the first to deliver customer orders to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s Globex engine in 1998. Please visit