Vice President of Trading and Vice President of Sales Join Team

NEW YORK June 25, 2008 -- Wall Street Access, an independent firm that provides clients with institutional brokerage, securities research, fixed income trading and wealth management services, today announced the addition of two new executive positions to its Fixed Income division to support its steadily growing business volume. Keith May, Vice President of Trading and Robert L. Miniutti, Vice President Fixed Income Sales. Both join from Jefferies & Company, Inc. and will report to Rich Lee, Managing Director, Fixed Income.

At Jefferies & Company, May was the Senior Fixed Income Trader responsible for trading the short end. In his new position as Vice President of Trading, he will continue trading short term corporate bonds. Over the past 25 years, May has held senior executive positions with firms including FTN Financial Securities Corp., Spear, Leeds & Kellog, PHD Capital, GKN Securities Corp. and Amivest Capital Management. Mr. May holds the NASD licenses 6, 7, 55 and 63.

As Vice President Fixed Income Sales, Minutti will drive sales of U.S. Treasuries, U.S. Agencies and Corporate bonds. He has an extensive fixed income sales and trading background, most recently as Vice President of Fixed Income/Institutional Sales at Jefferies. Miniutti’s professional experience spans more than 15 years with premier financial services firms such as Mellon Investor Services, Gruntal & Company LLC, and Cowen and Company LLC. He holds the NASD license 7 and 63.

“We are very excited to have Keith and Robert join Wall Street Access’ Fixed Income business in this dynamic period,” said Lee. “They are professionals with impressive backgrounds and performance records, and will be major assets in both managing our current growth and capitalizing on the many new opportunities being created as we continue to expand.”

About Wall Street Access
Headquartered in New York, Wall Street Access is an independent firm that provides clients with institutional brokerage, securities research, fixed income trading and wealth management services. The institutional services division provides hedge funds and other institutional investors with a steady stream of research across the healthcare and energy industries, as well as research on mergers, acquisitions and special situations opportunities, such as hostile offers and business segment divestitures. The firm's fixed income trading division operates and maintains an electronic trading platform that provides auto-execution for U.S. Treasuries, U.S. Agencies, and Corporate bonds. The Private Wealth Management division provides customized asset allocation and retirement planning for affluent individuals and corporations, and manages the Advanced Strategies II fund of hedge funds. Founded in 1981, Wall Street Access is a member of the NYSE, FINRA, ISE and SIPC. Wall Street Access's Institutional Services division clears all transactions through Pershing, LLC, fixed income trades are cleared through Goldman Sachs Execution & Clearing, L.P. The Wall Street Access web site is located at