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2013 Photo Gallery Events

January

Boston Investment Community - Cotting Holiday Party

Boston Park Plaza Hotel
Boston, MA
December 6, 2012

January 4, 2013

National Organization of Investment Professionals

Park Lane hotel
New York, NY
October 22, 2012

January 18, 2013

Denver Security Traders Association

Park Hyatt
Beaver Creek, CO
December 7-9, 2012

January 24, 2013

RISE AND FALL OF STOCKS: The Decade in Volume

What equities markets seem to need is the jolt of another good financial shock. A look at the last 10 years of turning up and then down the volume.

January 30, 2013

2012 Wall Street Women (Part 1)

A Celebration of Excellence
The Waldorf Astoria
New York, NY
January 15, 2013

January 31, 2013

February

2012 Wall Street Women (Part 2)

A Celebration of Excellence
The Waldorf Astoria
New York, NY
January 15, 2013

February 6, 2013

Why NYSE’s ICE Age Has Arrived

How is it that an exchange operator less than two decades old acquiring one more than two centuries old – and roughly three times its size? The year-end numbers from NYSE Euronext and Intercontinental Exchange tell the story.

February 6, 2013

2012 Wall Street Women (Part 3)

A Celebration of Excellence
The Waldorf Astoria
New York, NY
January 15, 2013

February 21, 2013

Top 10 Off Exchange Stocks

Nearly 37% of all trading in equities in the United States took place off public exchanges, in the first month of 2013. Here are the 10 stocks in the Standard & Poor's Index with the greatest amount of off-exchange trading.

SOURCE: BATS Global Markets

February 21, 2013

March

STAC 87TH Annual Mid-Winter meeting

Hilton Chicago
January 24-26, 2013
Chicago, IL

March 1, 2013

South Florida Bond Traders team up with Habitat for Humanity

South Florida Bond Traders team up with Habitat for Humanity to build a better community

BOYNTON BEACH, FL, December 1, 2012 – On a recent Saturday, over 40 South Florida Bond Traders Association (SFBTA) members participated in a Habitat for Humanity work day. Working in morning and afternoon shifts with Habitat crew leaders, they sawed and drilled, cut and cleaned, all working together toward preparing a new home for a local family.

The SFBTA is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization whose membership is comprised of investment and trading professionals from the South Florida area, representing over 20 firms involved in the buying, selling, and trading of fixed income securities. SFBTA is committed to providing members with educational opportunities, sponsoring social and networking events to encourage members and other industry professionals to develop and deepen professional relationships, and supporting the South Florida community through funding of local charities and scholarships.

In line with that mission, the Habitat for Humanity work day was held to give back to the local community through hands-on volunteering by SFBTA members.

Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County (SPBC) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that works to provide affordable homeownership opportunities for hardworking and deserving families in the cities of Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton, Florida. They build homes in partnership with families who demonstrate a need for housing and a willingness to work with them to purchase a home of their own. Habitat SPBC depends on volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money, materials, services and property to fulfill their mission. Habitat homeowners qualify for an interest-free mortgage, make a modest down payment, and put in 500 hours of "sweat equity" on their home and the homes of other Habitat families. The families also attend monthly workshops on financial management, home maintenance, and similar subjects to prepare them for the responsibilities of home ownership. The mortgages paid by Habitat homeowners in turn help to fund the construction of additional homes in the community. The positive impact of Habitat homeownership is extensive. Stable homeownership increases Palm Beach County's tax base, helps stabilize the school system, and helps revitalize local communities. With safe, decent, and affordable housing, families have security and stability, and are better able to concentrate on parenting, education, and community involvement. (From www.habitatsouthpalmbeach.org)

“It was such a fulfilling way to give back to our community,” said SFBTA President George Barbar. “I am extremely proud of our volunteers and would definitely participate in a Habitat build again.”

To learn more about SFBTA, please visit www.southfloridabondtraders.org .

To learn more about Habitat for Humanity, please visit www.habitatsouthpalmbeach.org .

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Media:
George Barbar
South Florida Bond Traders Association, Inc.
(561) 302-4343
george@southfloridabondtraders.org

March 14, 2013

Security Traders Association of Florida Annual Conference

The Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel
Miami Beach, Florida
February 7-9, 2013

March 22, 2013

Wall Street $: Salaries & Bonuses, 1985-2012

Since the 2008 financial crisis, Wall Street pay is down, double-digits. But, over the sweep of the past quarter century, it's a different story.

SOURCES: Office of the New York State Comptroller, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

March 26, 2013

Security Traders Association of Florida Annual Conference (Part 2)

The Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel
Miami Beach, Florida
February 7-9, 2013

March 27, 2013

April

Hedge Funds Care

March 7, 2013
Cipriani
New York, NY

April 4, 2013

STANY 22nd Annual International Conference

The Edison Ballroom,
New York City
January 10, 2013

April 12, 2013

Mid-Atlantic Security Traders Association

78th Annual Winter Conference
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Baltimore, MD
February 7–9, 2013

April 18, 2013

Wall Street Jobs: Down but Not Out

Pick up a phone and traders lament Wall Street jobs are scarce. Firms are shutting down and equity volume is still on the decline. However, the data don’t support the severity of the situation.

SOURCE: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

April 23, 2013

May

Security Traders Association of Los Angeles 78th Annual Convention

La Quinta Resort & Club
La Quinta, California
March 22 -24, 2013

May 3, 2013

Mid-Atlantic Security Traders Association (Part 2)

78th Annual Mid-Winter Conference
February 8, 2013
Marriott Waterfront Baltimore

May 10, 2013

Security Traders Association of Los Angeles (Part 2)

78th Annual Convention
La Quinta Resort & Club
La Quinta, California
March 22 -24, 2013

May 17, 2013

National Association of Investment Professionals

The Willard Hotel,
Washington DC
April 15, 2013

May 30, 2013

June

Security Traders Association of New York (Part 1)

77th Annual Dinner and Conference
April 25, 2013
Three Sixty
New York, NY

June 6, 2013

Security Traders Association of New York (Part 2)

77th Annual Dinner and Conference
April 25, 2013
Three Sixty
New York, NY

June 14, 2013

Carolina Security Traders Association

37th Annual Convention
Wild Dunes Resort
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
May 24-27, 2013

June 28, 2013

July

Boston Security Traders Association

Annual Conference
May 13, 2013

July 12, 2013

Boston Security Traders Association (Part 2)

Annual Conference
May 13, 2013

July 18, 2013

SLIDESHOW: BTIG's 11th Annual Charity for Commissions Day

Institutional broker BTIG celebrated its annual commissions for charities day Tuesday, May 14, and raised about $4 million for various charities. Here are some of the images from the event.

July 22, 2013

San Francisco Security Traders Association

Inn at Spanish Bay
Monterey, CA
June 7-9, 2013

July 26, 2013

August

Best Wall Street Trading Movies

With the dog days of summer firmly upon Wall Street, Traders Magazine offers up its recommendations for some movies that focus on trading and not caped superheroes, metallic combat machines and buddy cops.

August 9, 2013

Summer Reading Favorites

The editors of Traders Magazine offer up their recommendations for summer reading for those who can't get enough of trading.

August 16, 2013

Minnesota Security Dealers Association

W The Foshay
Minneapolis, MN
July 18-19,2013

August 30, 2013

September

Minneasota Security Dealers Association (Part 2)

W The Foshay
Minneapolis, MN
July 18-19,2013

September 6, 2013

Boston STA Summer Outing

Fenway Park, Boston, MA
May 16, 2013

September 13, 2013

Boston STA Summer Outing (Part 2)

Fenway Park, Boston, MA
May 16, 2013

September 27, 2013

October

Security Traders Association of New York

77th Annual Dinner and Conference
April 25, 2013
Three Sixty
New York, NY

October 11, 2013

Bloomberg Tradebook "Trade It Forward" Charity Day Raises Over $1 Million

Agency-only broker Bloomberg Tradebook raised more than $1 million in gross trading commissions during its recent annual Charity Day. A variety of athletes, artists and actors, including Jeremy Irons and Sol Campbell in London and Mark Messier and Mariska Hargitay in New York, worked with Bloomberg's traders on October 17 to raise money for nine important charities.

October 22, 2013

SLIDESHOW: 2013 Wall Street Women Awards Winners

Trading is and always has been a man's world. But there are exceptions to every rule. Women in trading have made their imprint on an industry that has not always been female-friendly. Join Traders Magazine in congratulating these 15 award-winning women who have placed their mark of success upon the Street—and as a result, are being honored for their accomplishments. These are the 2013 honorees:

October 24, 2013

SLIDESHOW: 2013 NYSE Charity Trading Day for St. Jude Children's Hospital

Exchange operator NYSE Euronext held its annual Floor Broker Charity Trading Day last week. All net transaction fees on orders executed by floor brokers in NYSE and NYSE MKT securities on the day were donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a center for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other life-threatening childhood diseases.

October 28, 2013

November

Dallas Securty Dealers Association

Four Season
Irving, Texas
September 5-7, 2013

November 1, 2013

Hedge Funds Care

Help For Children | Hedge Funds Care is an international charity whose sole mission is to fund efforts to prevent and treat child abuse. HFC raises money and awards grants in 11 major cities in the United States, Canada, the Cayman Islands, and the United Kingdom. Here are select photos from three recent events.

November 6, 2013

Security Traders Association National Conference

JW Marriott
Washington DC
October 2-5, 2013

November 14, 2013

Security Traders Association 75th Annual Conference

JW Marriott
Washington DC
October 2-5, 2013

November 22, 2013

SLIDESHOW: November Moves, Adds and Changes

This is a look at the equity industry's prominent hires, promotions and other notable happenings around Wall Street's trading community.

November 25, 2013