Category: Taking Stock

A Friday to Remember: 89th Annual Market Structure Conference Shines a Light on STA’s Mission

I am proud to say that STA’s 89th Annual Market Structure Conference is in the books. On behalf of our entire Board of Governors, I’d like to once again extend a sincere thank you to all speakers, sponsors and attendees who joined us in Washington DC. Year in and year out, these individuals and firms…  Read more

Hey Intern, I’m Not Lonely

By Jim Toes Sitting in O’Hare Airport last Friday for what turned into a 10-hour flight delay, I had plenty of time to catch up on lots of reading. One article that caught my attention was by Sarah Butcher of eFinancialCareers on the experiences of college students who just completed their summer internships. Ms. Butcher’s…  Read more

To the Intern Class of 2022!

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. Welcome to the Intern Class of 2022! It’s June, and that means that many college and graduate school students have started a summer internship program. For those interns…  Read more

Who Pays the SEC’s Bill on Crypto? (Hint: Not Crypto)

On Wednesday, Chairman Gary Gensler presented the SEC’s 2023 budget request before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government. The SEC’s proposed budget, which was made public in late March, includes nearly doubling its Crypto Assets and Cyber team, a unit of its Enforcement division. I think all would agree that growth in the crypto markets necessitates…  Read more

My Word is My Bond

By Jim Toes, STA Most companies and organizations have a motto – something that serves as a guiding principle for their members and employees while also providing a succinct description of their priorities and brand. For STA, it’s Dictum Meum Pactum, which is Latin for “My Word Is My Bond.” This honorable principle dates back…  Read more