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  • Episode 9: An Exchange with a View
    by Sam Belden on April 15, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Episode 9 of STA Trading Views: An Exchange with a View, features Ronan Ryan, President and Co-Founder IEX Group and John Ramsay, Chief Market Policy Officer. Our conversation includes the ability for exchanges to compete in today’s regime; what a Gary Gensler Chairmanship means for the SEC’s priorities and the backstory on IEX’s popular podcast,…  Read more The post Episode 9: An Exchange with a View appeared first on Security Traders Association.

  • Episode 8: A View of ETFs
    by Sam Belden on April 6, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    Episode 8 of STA Trading Views features a slightly different format: Bryan Christian, Head of Institutional Services at Old Mission, interviews Samara Cohen, Co-Head of ETF Markets and Investments in BlackRock. Their conversation includes discussion of Samara’s history at BlackRock, the growth of ETFs and fixed income and the distinct roles that issuers, exchanges and…  Read more The post Episode 8: A View of ETFs appeared first on Security Traders Association.

  • To the Women of STA
    by Sam Belden on March 25, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    By Julie Andress KeyBanc Capital Markets & STA WIF Co-Chair Finding the proper balance on how we allocate our precious time can be overwhelming. For the vast majority of us, finding enough time for family, friends and career is challenging enough, but if you add community service to the equation, words like “impossible” and “sorry,…  Read more The post To the Women of STA appeared first on Security Traders Association.

  • Here’s How to Win Business by Turning Compliance Burdens into Competitive Insights
    by Sam Belden on March 18, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    It’s no secret that for capital markets firms, regulatory compliance has become increasingly complex over the past decade. While reasonable minds may disagree about what shape these requirements should take, the industry is united in its desire to meet them with precision and efficiency. In wanting to help firms develop an approach to their compliance…  Read more The post Here’s How to Win Business by Turning Compliance Burdens into Competitive Insights appeared first on Security Traders Association.

  • STA Comment Letter on Financial Transaction Tax
    by Sam Belden on March 17, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    STA opposes FTTs because they are paid by the end investor and result in higher trading costs due to wider spreads, decreased liquidity, increased price volatility, or lower performance on investment vehicles due to reduced trading volume. While most FTT proposals appear on the surface to have low rates, they add up to significant costs…  Read more The post STA Comment Letter on Financial Transaction Tax appeared first on Security Traders Association.

  • A Winning Tradition
    by Sam Belden on February 25, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    By Andrew D’Amore, Virtu FinancialSTA Chairman of the Board Every year, more than 250 individuals volunteer their time in service to our industry and their communities by serving on one of STA’s 24 affiliate boards in the U.S. and Canada. These individuals are often asked why they invest time and effort in these groups. As…  Read more The post A Winning Tradition appeared first on Security Traders Association.

  • #ChooseToChallenge
    by Sam Belden on February 24, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    by Julie Andress, KeyBanc Capital Markets & STA WIF Co-Chair March 8 is International Women’s Day. A global holiday that dates back to 1909, International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrates women’s contributions to society, raises awareness about the fight for gender parity and inspires support for organizations that help women globally. The theme of IWD 2021…  Read more The post #ChooseToChallenge appeared first on Security Traders Association.

  • Reactions to the House Hearing on GameStop – STA Open Call Recap
    by Sam Belden on February 23, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    Last Thursday, the House Financial Services Committee convened a hearing on the recent market volatility titled “Game Stopped? Who Wins and Loses When Short Sellers, Social Media and Retail Investors Collide.” Over the course of more than five hours, congressional representatives addressed and asked questions of several individuals involved in the GameStop controversy: Robinhood CEO…  Read more The post Reactions to the House Hearing on GameStop – STA Open Call Recap appeared first on Security Traders Association.

  • STA Comment Letter on GameStop Congressional Hearing
    by Sam Belden on February 17, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    The U.S. markets are in a constant state of evolution driven by innovation and at times, new entrants. Throughout the history of U.S. markets, there have been moments when inefficiencies are identified and the evolutionary process proceeds toward an improved market. We believe the events that occurred in late January and early February, 2021, involving…  Read more The post STA Comment Letter on GameStop Congressional Hearing appeared first on Security Traders Association.

  • Episode 7: An Economist’s View
    by Sam Belden on February 11, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    In Episode 7, we speak with former SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar, Executive Director of the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets. Our conversation starts with the mission statement of the Milken Institute and Dr. Piwowar’s role. We then turn our attention to GameStop and the recent market volatility, insights into the SEC’s response, market infrastructure, T+2 settlement…  Read more The post Episode 7: An Economist’s View appeared first on Security Traders Association.