CAPITAL ACCESS ANNOUNCES THE EARLY RELEASE OF SECOND QUARTER INSURANCE COMPANY HOLDINGS & TRANSACTION DATA

September 24, 2002, Morristown, NJ – Capital Access International announced today the early release of second quarter insurance company bondholdings and broker transaction data in eMAXX sm , the company's flagship browser-based market analysis service. Since U.S. insurance companies account for over 60% of the publicly available bondholdings information on U.S. institutional bond buyers, the quarterly Capital Access rankings provide a reliable barometer of market penetration among the leading firms involved in fixed-income transactions.

Within weeks of the August 15th filing date for second quarter insurance Company data, Capital Access has captured, enhanced, and incorporated more than 90 percent of this portfolio holdings data into its multitude of products and services designed for the global institutional securities markets. Also included in the updated compilation are the recently filed bondholdings of U.S. & European mutual funds and U.S. public pension funds, bringing the company's coverage of institutional bondholdings to close to 20,000 funds with over $5.4 trillion in total par held.

"Obtaining vital bondholdings and other fixed-income information as soon as it is available is imperative in providing the most accurate and comprehensive fixed-income data to our clients," stated David Farrington, chairman and CEO of Capital Access. "Because of our exclusive distribution relationship with A.M. Best, the world's leading source of insurance industry information for over 100 years, coupled with our exceptional research department and superior technology, we are able to provide our customers with updated bondholdings and broker transaction data quicker and in greater detail than any other provider."
Farrington emphasized the value of such timely and accurate information.
"Simply obtaining and distributing the publicly filed data quickly is not sufficient," added Farrington. "It is crucial that the information is
delivered only after a complete and thorough enhancement process." Among many procedures, this process includes cleaning and verifying the data and aligning the holding companies with the managing firms.

Current bondholdings and broker summary data can be obtained through various products and services derived from Capital Access' FINCOM sm database. This widely known database contains information on more than 7,000 institutions and close to 25,000 contacts.

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