CAPITAL ACCESS ANNOUNCES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED BROKER/ TRANSACTION DATA AVAILABLE IN eMAXX

July 12, 2001 - Murray Hill, NJ - Capital Access International today announced the integration of U.S. insurance company broker activity data into eMAXXsm, the company’s powerful market data intelligence system. The valuable enhancement provides subscribers with instant online access to all buy/sell transactions of any specified security by brokerage firm within U.S. insurance company portfolios. Users can access this dynamic information immediately in conjunction with the detailed profiles of institutional fixed-income investors and their portfolios.

The latest development connects eMAXX subscribers with value-added market intelligence enabling them to analyze U.S. insurance company transactions for a particular bond, rank top brokers for given securities, locate details of specific trades with price and counterparty information and determine brokers most actively involved in trading particular issues. In addition to these analytic tools, the latest enhancement also provides eMAXX users with additional sorting features, enabling them to display information by brokerage firm name, trade date, cost, par amount and price, and view it as well as print it in a printer-friendly PDF report or export it into an easy to manipulate text or Excel file.

"eMAXX users are now able to access transaction specific broker trade data within U.S. insurance company portfolios. This precise market intelligence not only allows users to track the fixed-income securities traded by U.S. insurance companies, but also identifies the brokerage firm that traded on their behalf," stated Michael Ruvo, executive vice president of global data operations for Capital Access. "eMAXX is redefining how professionals locate and use vital market intelligence. The addition of insurance company brokerage firm transaction data further expands the core functionality of and meticulously detailed market data within eMAXX. This latest addition to eMAXX delivers on our promise to offer continuing enhancements and superior quality content in a platform that advances the productivity and efficiency of market participants."

"eMAXX is a tool designed to respond to the fluctuating landscape of today’s market," commented David D. Farrington, chairman and chief executive officer of Capital Access. "Thousands of users rely on eMAXX daily to make informed business decisions. We understand the importance of pairing quality market intelligence with intuitive online technology. Less time searching and less time wasted on inaccurate data translates into more time making money. eMAXX is becoming the "one stop shop" for the information needs of the marketplace."

Capital Access, a leading provider of market intelligence on the global institutional securities markets, was founded in 1989 to support the information needs of broker/dealers, underwriters and debt issuers worldwide. The company’s renowned, proprietary FINCOMsm database of investor profiles, bondholdings and transaction data is used by more participants in the fixed-income market than any service of its kind. The company’s popular Internet service, eMAXX, is used by close to 2,500 participants in the fixed-income securities markets including issuers, rating agencies, credit insurers and consultants along with institutional sales people, traders, investment bankers 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 a research and sales office in London.

For more information about Capital Access' suite of fixed-income products and services, please contact Louisa Ross-Eilender at 800-866-5987 or lross@capital-access.com.

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