SOURCE: WexTrust Capital, LLC

January 11, 2007 10:00 ET

WexTrust Capital Names Susan M. Reyes Senior Investment Analyst

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 11, 2007 -- WexTrust Capital, LLC, a globally diversified private equity and specialty finance company, announced today that it has hired Susan M. Reyes as a senior investment analyst. In her new role, Ms. Reyes will report to fund manager, Paul J. Adrian and support WexTrust Capital's new commodity-based investment funds.

Ms. Reyes has spent her entire 28 year career in the financial services industry holding positions with such firms as U.S.F. & G. Insurance Co., The Fuji Bank, Ltd. and Calamos Investments, Inc.

Most recently during her tenure at Calamos Investments, Ms. Reyes worked as data research manager, portfolio administrator and junior analyst with responsibility for investing, analyzing and reporting for over 3,000 accounts across four convertible strategies while assisting with the institutional and group trust strategies and reporting requirements.

Prior to Calamos, Ms. Reyes served in the Chicago branch of The Fuji Bank, Ltd. as assistant vice president and assistant manager of the Funds & Foreign Exchange Department where she was a senior trader responsible for funding the bank's U.S. operations while maintaining Japanese and American regulatory requirements. She managed a $2 billion proprietary investment portfolio composed of money market products while trading Eurodollar futures and options. She also managed the bank's foreign exchange positions while trading spot foreign exchange, forward foreign exchange and U.S. dollar and Japanese yen denominated swaps.

"Susan is a seasoned veteran with a wealth of experience in trading, funding and cash management, portfolio analysis and administration, and has a deep understanding of the markets in general," said Paul Adrian, fund manager of WexTrust Capital. "We welcome her talent, experience and perspective as we create new investment opportunities for accredited and qualified investors who are seeking new and innovative ways to put their capital to work."

"WexTrust Capital has a long history of protecting its clients' assets and delivering a superior return-on-investment through its diverse portfolio of principal investments," said Susan Reyes. "I look forward to working with Paul Adrian and the rest of WexTrust Capital's talented management team on the development and management of new investment opportunities that can deliver meaningful returns and decrease portfolio volatility risk for our investors during cyclical business periods."

Ms. Reyes holds a Bachelor of Science (Highest Honors) in Accounting and Finance from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. She also holds NASD Series 3, 7 and 55 licenses and is currently a level 2 candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.

About WexTrust Capital

WexTrust Capital, LLC is a globally diversified private equity and specialty finance company with a proven track record for protecting its clients' assets and delivering a superior return-on-investment through its diverse portfolio of principal investments. WexTrust Capital specializes in unique investment opportunities ranging from real estate to specialty finance and investment banking. Headquartered in Chicago, the company also maintains offices in New York, Norfolk, Va., Atlanta, Boca Raton, Fla., Nashville, Tenn., Tel Aviv, Israel, and Johannesburg, South Africa. More information can be found at www.wextrust.com.

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