Macgregor to Host 'Best Execution' Events

Four City Series Set For Buy Side this Fall

BOSTON--Oct. 13, 2003--Macgregor, a global provider of buy side trade order management systems (OMS) and FIX network services, today announced that it will be hosting a series of events this Fall on best execution. The series, targeted towards buy side institutions and hedge funds will be making stops in New York, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco. Several leading firms including Citigroup, Credit Suisse First Boston, FlexTrade Systems, Inc., GSCS, ITG Inc., Lava Trading, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley & Co., Quantitative Services Group,
Plexus Group Inc. and Spear, Leeds & Kellogg are sponsoring the series.

"With increasing pressure on the buy-side to satisfy internal, client and regulatory requirements, we decided to host a series of events that would provide a complete overview of the topic and offer practical solutions to measuring and achieving best execution", said Rob Flatley, COO of Macgregor. "To do that we have assembled the industry's preeminent thought leaders on best execution and developed a highly interactive full day program that is being broken down into three critical areas; Algorithmic Trading Strategies, Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA) and Aligning Trades with Execution Strategies."

"Macgregor is well suited to host these seminars on best execution," said Larry Tabb, President & CEO, The Tabb Group. "Macgregor has always made best execution a priority as evidenced by the advancements they have made over the past eight years in the areas of electronic trading and advanced trade execution services. They are also at the forefront of the OMS space today with respect to the work they are doing to integrate pre- and post-trade transaction cost analysis tools into their OMS."

The 2003 Macgregor Best Execution Series will be making stops in the following locations:

-New York, October 27th, The Cornell Club
-Boston, October 29th, Le Meridian Hotel
-Chicago, November 13th, The Palmer House Hilton
-San Francisco, November 20th, Park Hyatt Hotel

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