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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.

March 22, 2017

BSTA Market Maker Roundtable and St Pats Party

Exchange operator IEX’s CSO, Eric Stockland along with the Boston Security Traders Association, hosted a panel on the role that market makers play in today’s marketplace. Panelists that spoke were: Joe Stratico, Citadel; Sam Yudelovitch, IMC; Steve Cavoli, Virtu Financial. The event was held at the BC Club located at 100 Franklin Street, Boston. The night culminated with a St Patrick's Day themed fundraiser for charity and networking event.

February 27, 2017

37th Annual STA Florida Conference in Miami - Part 2

More photos from The Security Traders Association of Florida (STAF) which held its 37th Annual Conference at the Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida where traders tanned, talked and t were taught about the economy and trading from February 10–12.

February 27, 2017

37th Annual STA Florida Conference in Miami - Part 1

The Security Traders Association of Florida (STAF) held its 37th Annual Conference at the Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida where traders tanned, talked and t were taught about the economy and trading from February 10–12.

February 27, 2017

An Inside Look at the CBOE

Traders Magazine gets an inside view of the CBOE - located at 400 South LaSalle Street in Chicago, the largest U.S. options exchange with annual trading volume that hovered around 1.27 billion contracts at the end of 2014. The exchange's holding company has also recently agreed to purchase Bats Global Markets.

February 16, 2017

Mid Atlantic STA 2017 Winter Conference - Kick Off At Mustang Alley

Things got started in Baltimore at Mustang Alley - whose concept is one that is unique to the Baltimore City area. Close to Fells Point, Little Italy, Harbor East and the Inner Harbor. Traders and attendees were treated to America’s favorite participation sport to the next level - a a first class culinary and beverage experience all wrapped up in the fun of bowling.

February 16, 2017

Mid Atlantic STA 2017 Winter Conference - Education Hour

Traders and executives descended on Baltimore, Maryland for the 2017 Mid Atlantic STA Winter meeting at the The Four Seasons Baltimore from Feb 2 to Feb 4. Attendees networked, enjoyed debate on market structure and a fireside chat featuring Nasdaq's Adena Freidman.

February 16, 2017

37th Annual STA Florida Conference in Miami - The Candids

The Security Traders Association of Florida (STAF) held its 37th Annual Conference at the Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida where traders tanned, talked and t were taught about the economy and trading from February 9–12.. Traders Magazine's staff was there to capture the candid moments.