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2018 Photo Gallery Events

January

STAC 2018 Mid Winter Conference - PART 1

The polar vortex that gripped Chicago from the latter half of December through the New Year briefly relented last week, just in time for the Security Traders Association of Chicago to hold their annual Mid-Winter Conference. Attendance was strong, with over 600 registered for the event, and a program that combined the old (e.g. market data) with the new (e.g. emerging technologies) provided a number of interesting insights.

January 16, 2018

STAC 2018 Mid Winter Conference - PART 2

Check out more images of the happenings at the recent Security Traders Association of Chicago's annual Mid-Winter Conference.

January 16, 2018

February

Mid Atlantic STA 2018 Winter Conference (Part 1)

The buy-side, sell-side and vendors all descended on Baltimore, Maryland on Feb 1 through the 3rd to discuss all matters trading and market structure. The confab was highlighted by an outlook session featuring Brett Redfearn, Director, Division of Trading and Markets, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a fireside chat with the SEC's Chairman Jay Clayton.

February 12, 2018

Mid Atlantic STA 2018 Winter Conference Education Hour

The buy-side, sell-side and vendors all descended on Baltimore, Maryland on Feb 1 through the 3rd to discuss all matters trading and market structure. The confab was highlighted by an outlook session featuring Brett Redfearn, Director, Division of Trading and Markets, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a fireside chat with the SEC's Chairman Jay Clayton.

February 12, 2018

Mid Atlantic STA 2018 Winter Conference Reception

The buy-side, sell-side and vendors all descended on Baltimore, Maryland on Feb 1 through the 3rd to discuss all matters trading and market structure. But this night it was all about the party!

February 12, 2018

March

2018 Florida STA 38th Annual Conference

The Florida Security Traders Association held its 38th annual winter confab at the Opal Sands Resort Clearwater Beach. The evennt featured the usual panel sessions, networking events and sunshine traders desired as winter weather throughout the US helped spark attendance.

March 20, 2018

April

DTCC's 2018 Fintech Symposium

DTCC’s 2018 Fintech Symposium featured leaders from key industry organizations who discussed the transformative impact new technologies can have on the global financial services industry. As industry headwinds gain strength, fintech has the power to turn them into tailwinds to propel the industry forward. But are we ready for this change? Industry leaders shared their insights.

April 2, 2018

May

2018 Markets Choice Awards - The Winners

Almost 250 capital markets professionals gathered at Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday, April 24, for Markets Media’s sixth-annual Markets Choice Awards. The MCAs span the most important constituencies of institutional trading and technology — buy-side investment managers, sell-side execution desks, hedge funds, exchanges and trading platforms, established technology providers, and emerging fintech firms. Traders Magazine was there and congratulates this year's winners!

May 1, 2018

2018 Markets Choice Awards - The Candids

Almost 250 capital markets professionals gathered at Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday, April 24 for Markets Media’s sixth-annual Markets Choice Awards. Traders Magazine presents more of the fun and frivolity of the night with these candid photos.

May 1, 2018

BTIG 2018 Charity Day for Commissions

Everyone loves to give back to the community. Wall Street and many notable celebrities did last Tuesday by partaking in the 16th annual BTIG Commissions for Charity Day held on its trading floors across the globe. The yearly event is part of a global initiative supported by the firm’s institutional trading clients, a growing list of celebrities and dedicated employees across four continents.

May 9, 2018

2018 Boston STA Golf Outing

Attendees at the 2018 Boston Security Traders Association enjoyed near perfect weather as they teed off at Granite Links, just a few miles outside Boston with great views back to the city. Fore!

May 21, 2018

2018 Boston STA President's Reception

It was a changing of the guard at the 2018 BSTA event as members said goodbye to outgoing president David Hagen of Luminex Trading. The 2018 President will be Stephanie Minister. Also, the BSTA presented the 2018 Charles J. Thornton Legacy Award to William G. “Moose” Morton, Retired Chairman of the Boston Stock Exchange.

May 21, 2018

Boston STA 2018 Outdoor Deck Party

What evening would be complete without a few libations? Traders in Boston were treated to night of fun and frivolity at the Trillium Brewing Company while discussing market structure and trading,

May 21, 2018

2018 BSTA Panel Sessions

About 150 attendees to the annual 2018 BSTA conference were treated to panel sessions discussing handling Conditional Orders & Block Trading hosted by: Tim Mahoney, CEO, BIDS Holdings L.P. Speakers included Bill Baxter, Global Head of Systematic Trading, Fidelity Management & Research; Ed Doyle, Senior Equity & Fixed Income Trader, Amundi Pioneer Investments; Steve Miele, Chief Strategy Officer, Level ATS; • Jennifer Hadaris, Managing Director & Head, Global Market Structure, Cowen; Vlad Khandros, Managing Director, Global Head of Market Structure, UBS and Asset Tarabayev , Director: Electronic Trading, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

May 21, 2018

July

Wall Street Rides FAR Kickoff Cocktail Party 2018

On June 20, Wall Street Rides FAR held its kickoff cocktail party on the rooftop lounge of New York’s Yotel hotel.

July 2, 2018

NOIP Spring Meeting 2018

Each spring and fall, members attend conferences that focus on topics that are both timely and relevant to the institutional investment community. In addition to industry, political and regulatory speakers, NOIP members actively participate on conference panels. This year's vernal conference was held in Washington DC, May 10-11.

July 3, 2018

IntelAlley Launch Party

Markets Media Group launched its newest website and family member, Intel Alley, Wednesday, July 11 at the Royalton Park Avenue. The website provides professionals with the latest fintech intelligence - from alt data to cloud computing to artificial intelligence. Check it out now at www.intelalley.com.

July 12, 2018

Minnesota Securities Dealer Association Spring 2018 Meeting

Traders in the Midwest gathered two weeks ago in Minneapolis to discuss market structure issues relevant to their geography as well as businesses. The event featured panel sessions, prize giveaways ranging from gag gifts to iPads, airline certificates and other electronics. The event culminated with the MSDA's annual Lake Minnetonka Boat Cruise.

July 20, 2018

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Stock Pickers Pick ETFs

In this week's FLASHBACK FRIDAY Traders Magazine looks back to 2011 when exchange-traded funds were beginning to gain favor in the marketplace. Fast forward to 2018 and we now see how they remain one of the darlings of the investment world and continue to gain momentum.

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