About STA

The STA Difference

Our industry knowledge is our strength

The depth of experience day-to-day contact of our members and affiliate leaders ensures that STA remains in touch on the most relevant issues impacting the U.S. securities markets.

Diverse business models

STA members come from a wide range of firms with varying business models. This diversity ensures that the opinions of the STA organization are well-vetted.

Affiliate network

STA’s network of over 20 affiliates across the U.S. and Canada is what makes us a true “grassroots” association, built upon long-standing relationships touching all corners of our industry.

What does STA do?

  • Provide updates on the most relevant events in Washington DC and meet regularly with Congressional and regulatory staff (STA in DC)
  • Issue communiqués on industry news, thought provoking articles, and exclusive interviews (News & Views)
  • Host content-rich events that provide networking opportunities (Events Calendar)
  • Organize diverse committees for input on regulatory issues (Committees)

Our History 

Founded in 1934, STA was formed at a pivotal time in the nation’s economic history, as the Roosevelt Administration’s New Deal promised to move the United States from the grips of the Great Depression to prosperity.

See STA’s Historical Timeline >

STA (formerly NSTA) was born in the Windy City of Chicago, when the Chicago Bond Traders Club invited security traders across the Midwest to join them at their annual outing on August 21, 1934.