1ST GLOBAL PARTNERS WITH ALBRIDGE SOLUTIONS TO PROVIDE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY TO AFFILIATES

Global Access 2005 Delivers Best of Breed Data Consolidation and Advanced Performance Reporting Technologies

June 16, 2005--Lawrenceville, NJ and Dallas, TX.— Albridge Solutions, the industry leader in enterprise financial data consolidation and performance reporting, announced today that 1st Global, the business development partner to leading wealth management firms, has partnered with it to provide 1st Global affiliates a comprehensive, state-of-the-art data access, collection and reporting system. Global Access 2005, utilizing Albridge Solutions’ data consolidation and advanced performance reporting technology, will give 1st Global advisors a comprehensive tool to view their clients’ holdings across their entire book of business.

"With the ever growing regulatory challenges imposed upon broker/dealers today, we are pleased that 1st Global has chosen us to assist them in providing their advisors with the reporting tools necessary to keep pace with today’s marketplace," said Greg Pacholski, CEO of Albridge Solutions. "By partnering with Albridge, 1st Global advisors are able to see a consolidated view of their clients’ holdings information, regardless of where the business may have been executed."

"Global Access 2005 will save our advisors time and help them better manage their client relationships," said 1st Global CEO Tony Batman. "By providing our advisors with one of the most sophisticated suites of solutions available, we will increase their competitiveness, streamline processes and enhance their client service offering."

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