NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- International Assets Holding Corporation (INTL) (Nasdaq:INTL) today announced that it has named Dr. David Bullock as Director of Research. Bullock directs INTL FCStone's research efforts across the firm's entire product line and coordinates the distribution of the research.

Bullock joined the company in 2007 serving as a commodity risk management consultant specializing in advanced statistical modeling and analysis. Bullock earned his Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Iowa State University. With more than 20 years of experience in commodity risk management, his prior experience includes positions as an agribusiness instructor at Iowa State University, an extension marketing economist at Montana State University, the senior economist at the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, a risk management specialist in the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and senior dairy analyst and project consultant with Informa Economics.

Bullock is a recognized national expert in statistical approaches to commodity risk management and has published academic research in the Journal of Economics and Business, and the International Review of Economics and Finance.

Dave Smoldt, Vice President of Operations for INTL FCStone, said, "I am delighted that Dave has agreed to spearhead our research efforts. A person with his expertise in this role will allow us to develop the information our risk management consultants and our customers need in today's marketplace and also highlight our firm's capabilities as a risk management partner."

Bullock added, "INTL FCStone has a tremendous asset in its breadth and depth of knowledge and experience. I am looking forward to communicating this wealth of information to our customers to enhance the value of our relationship."

About International Assets Holding Corporation

International Assets Holding Corporation (INTL) provides execution and advisory services in commodities, currencies and international securities. INTL's businesses, which include the commodities advisory and transaction execution firm FCStone Group, serve more than 10,000 commercial customers in more than 100 countries through a network of offices in eleven countries around the world. Further information on INTL is available at www.intlassets.com .

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