Category: CEO’s Desk

Christmas 2000: A Fine Year for Wine

By Jim Toes, STA If the trend is truly your friend, then 2021 will mark the 58th year that I wake up on December 25 with a child’s excitement and joy. While all of my past holidays have been memorable in their own way, I recall a unique story from Christmas 2000 that seems fitting…  Read more

Find Your Cause: After Two Difficult Years, The Holidays Present an Ideal Opportunity to Give Back

By Jim Toes, STA Amid a pandemic that has continued to present obstacles and affect our families, friends and neighbors, the holiday season is still a joyous time for many of us. We may have had to adapt some of our cherished traditions, but we can still be grateful for the support of loved ones,…  Read more

Miracles in the Eye of the Beholder

By Jim Toes, STA Like beauty, miracles are in the eye of the beholder. While we may differ on what constitutes a miracle, we would all agree that miracles offer hope, courage and a path forward during times of dire circumstances. Times when we are paralyzed by fear, despair and confusion. Twenty years ago, our…  Read more

Check Out the Latest Agenda & Conference Update

Dear Colleague, Despite the realities of the past 18 months, we as individuals and as an industry have continued to demonstrate resilience and perseverance. This will be celebrated at STA’s 88th Annual Market Structure Conference, which is set for Oct. 6-8 at the JW Marriott in Washington DC. Staging an in-person event under current conditions…  Read more

To the Intern Class of 2021!

by Jim Toes This STA article is dedicated to the many financial services interns in the United States and Canada. Please forward to those interns working among us this summer.   Congratulations to the Intern Class of 2021! It’s June, and that means that many college students have started a summer internship program. For those interns in the financial services…  Read more