April 2018
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Feature Article

Grassroots Giving
by STA Board

The grassroots nature of STA’s affiliate organizations is more than just political activism. It is also about the charitable work each affiliate does in its local community. Many of these charities are not well known outside of their immediate areas, and the unselfish acts by affiliate boards and their members often go unrecognized.

STA has created a philanthropic strategy called, Grassroots Giving that will promote these efforts and the charities they support through our newsletters, website and social media platforms while also serving as a vehicle to bridge and communicate efforts among STA affiliates.

Grassroots Giving will include an quarterly notice promoting the charitable work being by affiliates in the areas of:

  • Veterans
  • Financial Literacy
  • Children
  • Community Service

Grassroots Giving will continue to include the annual Big Heart Award which recognizes one (1) affiliate each year that goes above and beyond in serving its local community.

Look for more to come on this new effort and where possible, please consider supporting an affiliate near you!

STA Open Call

SEC Roundtable on Thinly Traded Securities
On April 23, 2018 the SEC held three roundtable discussions on Thinly Traded Securities titled. STA hosted on Open Call that featured, Doug Clark, ITG Head of Americas Market Structure . An Executive Summary Report can be found here
Upcoming Affiliate Events
 brought to you by Citadel Securities

May 3- 5 - Carolina
Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
Charity - Camp CARE (Cancer Ain't Really the End)
Details here

May 10 - Kansas City
Charity - Kansas City's Inner City Youth
Details here

May 16 - 17 - Boston
Trillium Brewing Company
Charity - Haymakers for Hope
Details here

May 16 - STA Connecticut - Olympic Gold!
Come out and meet Megan Duggan, Captain of the U.S. Womens Hockey Team.
Details here

 Apr 10 - SEC Chairman Jay Clayton speech on his equity market structure priorities at half day symposium co-hosted by the University of Chicago and The STA Foundation. HERE
STA Women in Finance
brought to you by Thomson Reuters

Financial Literacy and the Wealth Gap
by Jim Toes

"For example, much attention is given to the pay gap between men and women performing similar jobs. However, what is less known is how this gap contributes to staggering  wealth gap  of over $1 million for women in their lifetime".
see April STA WIF letter here

Visit STA WIF News
for past issues
Grassroots Giving

For this first issue of Grassroots Giving we are proud to feature charitable organizations that serve our nations' veterans . Please take a moment to review some of these organizations and where possible, assist them as they assist others. Veterans charities supported by STA affiliates.

Semper Fi Fund
Foundation for Women Warriors
Drexel Hamilton - Veterans Day Call to Action

learn more here
STA Lighthouse
brought to you by Jones Trading

Tick Pilot - What would Thomas Edison do?
by Jim Toes

For our financial markets to perform their role in capital formation, efficiencies in regulation and competition need to exist among and within all the participants involved in the capital formation process:  issuers, broker dealers, investment banks, exchanges and investors .  Any attempt to reform this process should cover the entire spectrum of participants.
read full article here
New! STA has added a photo album.

STA is pleased to announce that it has added a photo album of STA national events. Check out who attended The Ken Heath Award event and the most recent STA Foundation Equity Market Symposium that featured SEC Chairman Jay Clayton; FINRA's President & CEO, Robert Cook and others  here
STA Foundation Cherry Blossom Tie & Cosmetic Bag

Back by popular demand! The STA Foundation is having its annual fund raising drive that features Vineyard Vines US Capitol Cherry Blossom ties and cosmetic bags.

Please consider a donation today here