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Traders Magazine: STA Preps for Annual DC Market Structure Conference


Sam Belden

Sam Belden

Ernest and Mr. Smith aren’t the only ones going to Washington.

As the leaves prepare for their yearly turn of color, hundreds of the industry’s biggest names from the world of market structure will soon gather in the nation’s capital for the Security Traders Association’s annual conference. This year’s event – titled “Shaping the Future” – will again be held at the JW Marriott, from October 3-5, and feature the usual bevy of panelists and speakers from the trading community’s leading regulators and buy-side, sell-side, exchange and vendor firms. The conference’s agenda can be found here.

In an interview with Traders Magazine, STA President and CEO Jim Toes noted that the impact of the pace of regulatory and technology change will continue to be a key theme of the event.

“Our industry has always been impacted by regulations and technology to some extent. But you’d be hard pressed to find a time when these influences have been more impactful than now. There will be a lot of discussion about the potential evolution of existing regulations and the impact of recently implemented rules and new ones coming down the pike.”

Toes also noted that this year’s program will feature larger roles for the buy side and women, highlighted by the STA’s #PutHerOnThePanel push.

The conference kicks off on Wednesday, October 3rd with the STA Women in Finance Symposium. The day continues with interviews of TD Ameritrade President and CEO Tim Hockey, FINRA President and CEO Robert Cook and Congressman Bill Huizenga before concluding with a panel that looks at various equity market regulatory initiatives.

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