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2015 Photo Gallery Events

January

Traders Order Management Systems Overview

Traders presents an overview of the features floor traders will find in today's leading order management systems.

January 15, 2015

The Biggest Traders Moves of 2014

A look at the most surprising and important promotions, reshufflings and retirements on the trading floor of 2014.

January 12, 2015

On The Move - January 2015

Who are the new faces and titles inside Goldman Sachs, Nasdaq, Coherence Capital and what happened to those four guys at Och Ziff? Traders presents a gallery of the latest people moves, new hires and musical chairs inside the leading buyside firms, exchanges and FinIT firms for the month of January 2015.

January 21, 2015

Sellside Order Management Systems - An Overview

A look at today's leading broker-dealer OMSes.

January 29, 2015

February

Mid-Atlantic STA Slideshow Part 1

Scenes from the 80th Annual Mid Atlantic STA Slideshow - Part 1.

February 12, 2015

Mid-Atlantic STA Slideshow Part 2

Scenes from the 80th Annual Mid-Atlantic Security Traders Association - Part 2.

February 12, 2015

STA Florida 2015 - Slideshow 1

Scenes from the 2015 Security Traders Association of Florida.

February 18, 2015

STA Florida 2015 - Slideshow 2

More scenes from the 2015 Security Traders Association of Florida.

February 20, 2015

STA Florida 2015 - Slideshow 3

More scenes from the 2015 Florida STA.

February 23, 2015

On The Move - February 2015

A sample of the new hires, promotions and resignations that happened in the capital markets in the month of February 2015.

February 24, 2015

March

STA Chicago 2015

Scenes from the Security Traders Association 2015, January 2015.

March 5, 2015

STA Minnesota Hockey Tournament 2015

It was Buyside vs. Sellside at the 2015 STA Minnesota Hockey Tournament.

March 10, 2015

STA Minnesota Post-Game 2015

Scenes from the STA Minnesota Post-Game 2015 Reception at the Titanic Lounge in Kieran’s Irish Pub.

March 17, 2015

Scenes From the STAC 2015 Panels

Scenes from panels at the 89th Annual Security Traders Associations of Chicago Mid-Winter Meeting in February 2015.

March 19, 2015

Scenes from STA Los Angeles 2015

Networking at the 80s Throwback Party of the Security Traders Association Los Angeles. Good times at the La Quinta Resort and Club.

March 30, 2015

On The Move - March 2015

New hires, promotions and appointments inside KCG, Tera Group, Digital Asset Holdings and more for the month of March 2015.

March 31, 2015

April

Inside New Algos: Hunting HFT Predators, Finding Liquidity and Boosting Transparency

In this gallery of Algo Updates, we look at the features that traders demand in their broker-provided formulas.

April 14, 2015

Twitter Erupts in Snark Over Bloomberg Outage

When the most popular data tool goes down in the capital markets, traders let their real feelings show. Here are some of the funniest barbs about the Bloomberg Terminal Outage of 2015.

April 17, 2015

STANY 2015 Gallery - Part 1

In this first installment of STANY 2015 Gallery, Traders presents scenes from the Security Traders Association of New York annual conference that took place in Tribeca.

April 23, 2015

StreetWise Partners Annual Charity Poker Event

More than 300 hedge fund and private equity leaders and VIP guests united to raise over $275K at the Raising the Ante Poker Tournament and Casino Event.

April 24, 2015

STANY 2015 Gallery - Part 2

In this second installment of STANY 2015 Gallery, Traders presents scenes from the Security Traders Association of New York annual conference that took place in Tribeca.

April 27, 2015

STANY 2015 Gallery - Part 3

In this third installment of STANY 2015 Gallery, Traders presents scenes from the Security Traders Association of New York 2015 annual conference that took place in Tribeca.

April 29, 2015

On The Move - April 2015

New hires, promotions and appointments inside State Street, Cantor Fitzgerald, ConvergEx, Castle Hill Capital and others for the month of April 2015.

April 27, 2015

BTIG Charity Day 2015 - Part 1

Athletes, supermodels and A-List celebrities invaded the BTIG trading floor for the brokerage’s 13th Annual Commissions for Charity Day.

April 30, 2015

May

BTIG Charity Day 2015 - Part 2

More images of athletes, supermodels and A-List celebrities invaded the BTIG trading floor for the brokerage’s 13th Annual Commissions for Charity Day.

May 4, 2015

SIFMA Equity Market Structure Conference 2015 - Part 1

The first round of images from the SIFMA Equity Market Structure Conference of 2015, held at the grand Hyatt in Midtown Manhattan.

May 8, 2015

SIFMA Equity Market Structure Conference 2015 - Part 2

The second round of images from the SIFMA Equity Market Structure Conference of 2015, held at the Grand Hyatt in Midtown Manhattan.

May 15, 2015

BTIG Charity Day 2015 - Part 3

Even more behind-the-scenes of athletes, supermodels and A-List celebrities trading on the BTIG trading floor for the brokerage’s 13th Annual Commissions for Charity Day.

May 20, 2015

Scenes from the Boston STA - Part 1

Traders, brokers and financial service providers met at Fenway Park to network, share ideas and bask in the glory of the Boston capital markets.

May 21, 2015

Scenes from the Boston STA - Part 2

Brokers and traders from the Boston Securities Traders Association network and share ideas on the Boston Harbor.

May 27, 2015

On The Move - May 2015

New hires, promotions and appointments inside BTIG, Nomura, JP Morgan Chase, and other powerhouse firms for the month of May 2015.

May 28, 2015

June

US Equity Trading Volumes - Q2 2015

Between December 2014 and February 2015, Greenwich Associates interviewed 243 U.S. generalist equity portfolio managers, 92 small/mid-cap fund managers and 297 U.S. equity traders at buyside institutions.

June 4, 2015

Kansas City STA 2015 - Part 1

On May 7, 2015, the Kansas City Securities Association held its annual Spring Outing at the Roasterie Bean Hangar Event Space, in Kansas City, MO.

June 11, 2015

Kansas City STA 2015 - Part 2

The Kansas City Securities Association contributed to scholarships for local graduates at its annual Spring Outing.

June 12, 2015

On The IEX Trading Floor - Part 1

Part One of Traders' visit to the new trading floor of aspiring exchange IEX.

June 16, 2015

Scenes From the Boston STA - Part 3

Traders, brokers and financial service providers met to give awards for lifelong service, share ideas and bask in the glory of the Boston capital markets.

June 22, 2015

On The IEX Trading Floor - Part 2

Part Two of Traders' visit to the new trading floor of aspiring exchange IEX.

June 23, 2015

How Exchanges Solve The Leap Second Dilemma

We're gaining an extra second tonight. Is your stock exchange ready?

June 30, 2015

July

On The Move - June 2015

New hires and promotions inside Deutsche Bank, Canter Fitzgerald, and other powerhouse firms for the month of June 2015.

July 1, 2015

Wall Street's Most Memorable Tech Glitches

The New York Stock Exchange's trading outage is the latest in a long list of technical glitches that have marred U.S. stock markets in recent years. Here are others.

July 9, 2015

STANY Bootleggers’ Tasting and 2015 Annual Meeting.

So what will you have? Wednesday, July 8, over 150 sales traders and other professionals gathered at New York City’s Bryant Park to serve up and taste homemade libations at the inaugural Security Traders Association of New York (STANY) Bootleggers event and annual meeting.

July 13, 2015

Minnesota Security Dealers Association Summer 2015 Conference

Traders, brokers and financial services superstars gathered at Brit's Pub for networking, good cheer and lawn bowling last week in Minneapolis. We are proud to bring you Part One of the MSDA Summer 2015 highlights in this Traders Gallery. Enjoy.

July 15, 2015

The STA Chicago Fund Face-Off Hockey Tournament - Part 1

It was brokers and traders as players from Bank of America Merrill Lynch vs. WEX and Garwood hit the ice earlier this month. No latency here in this Traders gallery.

July 23, 2015

The STA Chicago Fund Face-Off Hockey Tournament - Part 2

It was brokers and traders as players from Bank of America Merrill Lynch vs. WEX and Garwood hit the ice earlier this month. No latency here in this Traders gallery.

July 22, 2015

Minnesota Security Dealers Association Summer 2015 - Part 2

Traders, brokers and financial services superstars gathered at Brit's Pub for networking, good cheer and lawn bowling last week in Minneapolis. We are proud to bring you Part Two of the MSDA Summer 2015 highlights in this Traders Gallery. Enjoy.

July 22, 2015

August

On The Move - July 2015

New hires and promotions inside EBS BrokerTec, CBOE, KCG, TD Ameritrade, UBS and other powerhouse firms for the month of July 2015.

August 6, 2015

Carolina Security Traders Association 2015 - Part One

Scenes from the Carolina Security Traders Association 2015. The gathering took place in late May in North Carolina.

August 11, 2015

Carolina Security Traders Association 2015 - Part Two

Further scenes from the Carolina Security Traders Association 2015. The gathering took place in late May in North Carolina.

August 18, 2015

Top SEC Settlements in 2015 (So Far)

The SEC has been busy lately. Last week, the regulator announced a settlement to be paid by ITG for $20.3 million for dark pool violations. What other settlements has the SEC obtained from badly behaving firms? Traders takes a look.

August 19, 2015

Summer Interns Storm Chicago Finance Jobs

At the MarketsWiki World of Opportunity Summer Intern Education Series, potential employees seek openings at the CME, CBOE, and cutting-edge financial IT firms. The Windy City is the leading destination for finance jobs on the trading floor and the back office, says Mayor Rahm Emmanuel. Traders takes you inside.

August 20, 2015

Carolina Security Traders Association 2015 - Part Three

What happens when you put traders and brokers from North Carolina in the same room? They network, swap stories and bond over the US capital markets. Traders presents our final installment of images from the Carolina STA summer conference. CSTA attendees hailed from Wells Fargo, Pinnacle Capital Markets, Sterling Asset Management, Loop Capital, Cantor Fitzgerald, Instinet and other powerhouses. Enjoy!

August 25, 2015

Top Wall Street Crashes in History

Death, taxes - and stock market crashes. Traders looks back at the corrections and crashes that made stock market history. Some launched panics, recessions and even depressions while others were a mere blip. Reported by Rob Daly.

August 31, 2015

September

On The Move - August 2015

What vacation? August was a busy month for people moves with new hires, promotions and surprise exits inside BlackRock, ITG, EBS BrokerTec, Nasdaq, Deutsche Wealth Management and other powerhouse firms. Check out Traders' On The Move gallery for the month of August 2015.

September 3, 2015

On The IEX Trading Floor - Part 3

One of the most notable firms on Wall Street, IEX allowed Traders to tour its new downtown offices earlier this summer. The views and the work space were incredible. Traders invites you to Part 3 of our On the Floor with IEX photo feature.

September 4, 2015

On The REDI Floor - Part 1

Where do the latest trading tools come from? Traders takes a tour of the trading floor of broker-dealer solution provider REDI in Manhattan's financial district.

September 10, 2015

On The REDI Floor - Part 2

Traders takes a tour of REDI's trading and solution-building floor where we met technologists hard at work on cutting-edge trading gear.

September 10, 2015

On The REDI Floor - Part 3

Not a trading floor but the offices of REDI are busy as technologists and brokerage-connectivity experts work to migrate clients from the original Goldman Sachs platform to the REDI solution. Traders visited the people of REDI to find out who is serving the buyside. Photos by Amy E. Fletcher.

September 10, 2015

Trading Volume Overview for August 2015

The markets grew more volatile as news of China’s manufacturing slowdown and fears over a possible interest rate sent shivers down the backs of traders. The markets reacted in kind, as seen in this gallery of trading volume data from Traders.

September 25, 2015

October

Traders On The Move - September 2015

September was a busy month for people moves in the US financial services arena. The back-to-school and back-to-work month saw new faces inside BlackRock, Bank of New York Mellon, Auerbach Grayson, Citi, TABB Group and other powerhouse firms. Check out Traders' On The Move gallery for the month of September 2015.

October 6, 2015

Georgia Securities Association Fall Outing 2015

Traders and brokers gathered at the 40th Annual Fall Outing of the Georgia Securities Association that took place at the College Football Hall of Fame on September 17 and 18th.

October 13, 2015

Georgia Securities Association Fall Outing 2015 - Part 2

Traders and brokers gathered at the College Football Hall of Fame last month to discuss the return of volatility, how to lead outside of Wall Street and to network with fellow colleagues. Traders brings you the second installment of pictures from the GSA Fall Outing of 2015.

October 13, 2015

STA Women In Finance Luncheon 2015

On October 2, the Security Traders Association hosted a Women-In-Finance luncheon for more than 50 women in finance at STA's 82nd Annual Market Structure Conference. Keynote speaker and former CFTC Commissioner Jill Sommers shared her experiences and took questions from the audience.

October 15, 2015

Wall Street Rides FAR - Part 1

On October 10, brokers, traders and other financial service pros suited up for a good cause. The inaugural Wall Street Rides For Autism Research charity bike-a-thon was held at Manhattanville College just north of New York City. All proceeds will fund autism research.

October 20, 2015

Security Traders Association Market Structure 2015

Scenes from the speeches, interviews and panel sessions of the 82nd Annual Market Structure Conference of the Security Traders Association. The conferences took place in Washington DC on September 30 to October 2, 2015.

October 22, 2015

November

Traders On The Move - October 2015

October saw new faces and job titles in leading US financial services firms, including arena BlackRock, ITG, Cowen, CAPIS and others. Check out Traders' On The Move gallery for the month of October 2015.

November 3, 2015

Bloomberg Tradebook Charity Day 2015

Celebrities and athletes hit the phones for the Bloomberg Tradebook Charity Day 2015. The fourth annual event generated $1.25 million in gross commissions. Traders takes you behind-the-scenes on the Tradebook floor as the famous take turns trading for their favorite causes.

November 5, 2015

Bloomberg Tradebook Charity Day 2015 - London

UK celebrities and athletes hit the phones for the Bloomberg Tradebook Charity Day 2015 in London offices of Bloomberg. The fourth annual event generated $1.25 million in gross commissions. Traders takes you behind-the-scenes on the London Tradebook floor as the famous take turns trading for their beloved causes.

November 11, 2015

STANY International Reception and Holiday Party - Part 1

Scenes from the annual holiday party of members of the Security Traders Association of New York.

November 18, 2015

Wall Street Rides FAR - Part 2

On October 10, brokers, traders and other financial service pros suited up for a good cause. The inaugural Wall Street Rides For Autism Research charity bike-a-thon was held at Manhattanville College just north of New York City. All proceeds will fund autism research.

November 20, 2015

STA Market Structure 2015 Dinner

Scenes from the Security Traders Association Market Structure 2015 dinner.

November 20, 2015

STANY International Reception 2015 - The Panels

On November 12th, traders and brokers gathered at Bryant Park Grill outside adjacent to the New York Public Library to listen to thought-leaders discuss the impact of China in the global capital markets.

November 24, 2015

Trading Volume Overview for October 2015

Despite solid jobs numbers and lower gas prices, trading volumes continued to slide as we approach the close of the year. Traders presents a look at the trading volume of October 2015.

November 25, 2015

The Wall Street Women of 2015

Traders is proud to present the finalist for the fifth annual Wall Street Women: A Celebration of Excellence awards.

November 30, 2015

December

STANY International Reception and Holiday Party - Part 2

Another selection of scenes from the annual holiday party of members of the Security Traders Association of New York.

December 1, 2015

Baruch College NMS Conference 2015

The 1975 Congressional Securities Acts Amendments, which called for the institution of a National Market System, jump started far reaching changes in the equity markets. On its 40th anniversary, Wall Street thought leaders gathered to debate the current state of the marketplace at Baruch College in November 2015.

December 10, 2015

ICAP Celebrity Charity Day 2015

ICAP raised $11.3 million on its 23rd annual global Charity Day on December 9th. This brings the firm's total for Charity Day earnings to $200 million.

December 14, 2015

Traders On The Move - November 2015

November saw new faces and job titles in leading US financial services firms, including ITG, Deutsche Bank, Convergex, and other heavy-hitters. Check out Traders' On The Move gallery for the month of November 2015.

December 16, 2015

Top 10 Stories of 2015

It was an interesting year for the trading community – a mix of strategic and people moves, technology advancements and, of course, the Wall Street Women awards. Here are the top 10 most-viewed stories by Traders’ readers.

December 23, 2015

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Paper Points to Rise of Odd Lots

Odd lots, still defined as stock trades less than 100 shares in size, are still en vogue as high stock valuations have made it more expensive for retail, and in some cases even costly for smaller firms, to get exposure in the stocks they want.

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