CAPITAL ACCESS INTERNATIONAL LLC ANNOUNCES SIGNIFICANT GROWTH OF EUROPEAN FUND COVERAGE

January 23, 2001, Murray Hill, NJ - Capital Access International announced today the significant growth of European fund coverage in its FINCOM database, the standard information source for the fixed-income industry. The exceptional growth constitutes an overall annual increase (Jan. '00 - Dec. '00) of 47% in total number of funds tracked and a 56% increase in total par amount. The company achieved significant growth in its coverage of funds in Germany, Spain, Channel Islands, Finland, France, UK, Sweden and Portugal. Capital Access International is the world's only provider of comprehensive fixed-income holdings data on institutional mutual funds, pension funds and insurance companies in Europe.

In keeping with its commitment to providing the most comprehensive and accurate fixed-income data, Capital Access International is rigorously expanding its European fund universe. During 2000, the company expanded its coverage of European mutual funds, pension funds and insurance companies by 2,500, to nearly 8,100 funds, while posting an expansion of 4,233 funds in 2 years. Growth in the company's coverage of fixed-income holdings grew by nearly $350 billion in par amount, while climbing by $463 billion in par during the past 2 years.

Capital Access offers institutional profile and bondholdings market intelligence on firms in North America and Europe which is provided through a variety of convenient and cost-effective services, including eMAXX, the widely used Internet fixed-income market intelligence tool utilized 24-hours a day, 7 days a week by more than 2,000 professional traders, institutional sales representatives, investment bankers and marketing and market data experts.

"The meticulously researched and constantly expanded fund coverage underscores our commitment to provide our growing roster of clients with the most - and the most timely - data on institutional investments in fixed-income securities," stated David Farrington, Chairman and CEO of Capital Access International LLC. "The tremendous 110% increase in European fund coverage in just two years underscores our commitment to be the world’s leading source of fixed-income holdings information and reinforces our position as the leader in serving the European fixed-income market."


As the leading provider of fixed-income information, Capital Access International was founded in 1989 to support the information needs of broker/dealers, underwriters and debt issuers worldwide. Illustrating its niche as the premier data research firm in the industry, Capital Access is the only company that focuses on the needs of the fixed-income community exclusively. The company maintains the renowned FINCOM database of investor profiles, bondholdings and transaction data. The popular Internet product, eMAXX, is used by thousands of institutional sales people, traders and marketers to manage sales and trading opportunities and to retrieve information on bonds and bond buying firms around the world. The firm also produces reports and surveys on trends in the fixed-income marketplace. Capital Access International is headquartered in Murray Hill, New Jersey and maintains research and sales offices in London.

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