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August 17, 2017

Boston Security Traders Association's Summer Soiree

The buy- and sell-side converged in Boston to celebrate the season and network on August xx, at xxxx its annual Summer Soiree.

August 14, 2017

Markets Media Summer Trading 2017 Summit

Markets Media held its 8th Annual Summer Trading event "FinTech: From Innovation to Disruption." Hot topics of discussion focused on artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud, and data. The afternoon consisted of a series of highly interactive presentations and ‘fireside’ Q&A discussions with some of the largest and most influential fintech players, including people from IBM, Thesys, Google, Interxion, Amazon and Synechron.

August 7, 2017

ITG Client Happy Hour

On August 2nd, ITG hosted a happy hour for its clients on the Rooftop Terrace of the Bryant Park Grill in New York. Despite the wet weather, approximately 70 traders from the buyside and the sellside turned out for cocktails and conversation with friends and colleagues.

July 13, 2017

Markets Media 2017 FinTech Trading Summit - The Candids

Markets Media held its 8th Annual Summer Trading event that focused on Fintech - artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud, and data. Call it the ABCDs. The afternoon consisted of a series of highly interactive presentations and ‘fireside’ Q&A discussions with some of the largest and most influential fintech players, including people from IBM, Thesys, Google, Interxion, Amazon and Synechron.

July 13, 2017

2017 Third Annual STANY Bootleggers Tasting and Meeting

The Security Traders Association of New York gathered on Wednesday, July 12, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM to enjoy a sampling of homemade libations and conversation. The annual business meeting featured the election of new officers and a presentation on the Consolidated Audit Trail presented by Shane Swanson, Chief Compliance Officer and Ed Watson, Chief Operating Officer, both from Thesys CAT LLC.

July 10, 2017

87th Annual San Francisco STA Conference

On Thursday, June 8-11th, 2017, the San Francisco Security Traders Association held its annual conference throughout the city. The event included an opening reception, Las Vegas night fundraiser, golf outing, wine tasting event and fireside chat.

July 5, 2017

Wall Street Rides FAR Kickoff Cocktail Party

This year’s Wall Street Rides FAR kickoff cocktail party was in full swing at the at the Rare View in Chelsea, New York City and Traders Magazine was there. This year's ride will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The course revolves around several scenic routes in New York, all of which begin and end in Saxon Woods County Park in White Plains. The routes range in length from 4 to 62 miles, so anyone from the age of 2-200 can participate at a comfortable level and enjoy a fun-filled Fall day.

May 24, 2017

2017 Boston STA Annual Conference - Part 2

The Boston chapter of the Security Traders Association held its 2017 Annual Conference May 17-19 & 22 at various points throughout the historic city. The industry was greeted with Past Presidents reception, and education workshop featuring Jack Pollina and culminating in a night at Fenway Park. Enjoy more images from the event.

May 24, 2017

2017 Boston STA Annual Conference - Part 1

The Boston chapter of the Security Traders Association held its 2017 Annual Conference May 17-19 & 22 at various points throughout the historic city. The industry was greeted with Past Presidents reception, and education workshop featuring Jack Pollina and culminating in a night at Fenway Park. Enjoy these shots from the event as Traders Magazine presents the first in a series of slideshows depicting the event.

May 10, 2017

Official BTIG Charity Day 2017 Photos

On May 2nd BTIG held its 15th annual Charity Day. Check out the official images of the event where celebrities executed orders and raised money for their favorite charities. Photo Credit: Getty Images

May 5, 2017

BTIG Charity Day - the Candids

May 2nd marked BTIG's 15th annual Charity Day where the broker donated a portion of commissions collected for trades to several charities. The hook was that when a client called into the broker to place an order they got connected to a TV, sports and other celebrity who is acting as the executing sales trader. Traders Magazine was there to record the festivities.

April 28, 2017

Fifth Annual Markets Choice Awards Gala - Part 3

In the last gallery from the fifth annual Markets Choice Awards, hosted by Markets Media Group, check out more of the night of revelry and camaraderie between the buy-side trading desks, sell-side brokers, exchanges and trading platforms, traditional technology providers and emerging fintech firms.

April 28, 2017

Fifth Annual Markets Choice Awards Gala - Part 2

More images of the 250 capital markets professionals who attended the fifth annual Markets Choice Awards, hosted by Markets Media Group. The MCAs span the most important sectors of institutional markets and trading — buy-side trading desks, sell-side brokers, exchanges and trading platforms, traditional technology providers and emerging fintech concerns.

April 21, 2017

Fifth Annual Markets Choice Awards Gala - Part 1

More than 250 capital markets professionals convened Wednesday night at Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan for the fifth annual Markets Choice Awards, hosted by Markets Media Group. The MCAs span the most important sectors of institutional markets and trading — buy-side trading desks, sell-side brokers, exchanges and trading platforms, traditional technology providers and emerging fintech concerns.

April 3, 2017

80th Annual STANY Capital Markets Conference and Dinner

The New York STA affiliates gathered Thursday, March 30th at Tribeca 360 to hear insightful panel discussions and thought-provoking topics such as ETFs, MiFID II, FinTech Disruptors, the impact of the election of Trump on capital markets and regulation, Reg A+, and much more. Traders Magazine was there to capture the moments.