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The BSTA is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to provide value for our membership and industry partners. We are excited to release our new ANNUAL sponsorship package that we believe will provide your organization more exposure and value outside of a one event conference sponsorship. Please consider adding your firm to the list of valued sponsors below.
Posted on - July 5, 2016
Please join us August 4th at 4:30pm for our annual summer soiree! This year the event will be held at the "Lookout Rooftop and Bar" located at the Envoy Hotel: 70 Sleeper Street, Boston. We look forward to seeing you there! http://Read More...
Posted on - June 7, 2016
SEC Chair White gave a speech last week about “The Continuous Process of Optimizing the Equity Markets” in which she discussed the SEC’s equity market structure initiatives. Some of her remarks are copied below. Several key points include: &Read More...
WHAT IS THE BSTA?
In 1936 a small group of enterprising traders within the Boston securities community banded together to form an organization which is known today as the Boston Securities Traders Association. Their intent was to create a single organization which would provide a forum for regular communication within the trading community to improve the ethics, business standards and working environment for members. On January 29th of that year, at the Boston Stock Exchange, a constitution and by-laws were adopted and the Association’s first officers were elected. Today, the association continues to thrive. With approximately one hundred members at inception, the BSTA membership presently totals nearly seven hundred strong and grows yearly. Currently the BSTA is the largest member affiliates of the Security Traders Association (STA), an international organization representing over 5,000 traders throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.Apply to Join the BSTA
The mission of the BSTA Education Committee is to provide timely and informative programs for our members. Through individual speakers and panel discussions, we hope to provide valuable content on the issues that continuously shape our industry.
The mission of the BSTA Event Committee is to create opportunities for our members to participate in social networking, educational endeavors, membership awareness and charitable work – all primary pursuits of our organization.
The mission of the BSTA Membership Awareness Committee is to engage membership participation so that the BSTA can continue its profound impact within the trading community. The Membership Committee is also tasked with finding new members within the ever changing trading landscape.
The BSTA Washington Committee seeks to gain insight while engaging in rigorous discussion and substantive debate with our local Congressman. The Washington Committee will seek to articulate the views of the trading community to our legislators through the association's strong representation within the national STA.
The BSTA Sponsorship Committee seeks to develop strong partnerships with the firms within our Boston trading community. The BSTA is able to provide many assets to our membership through the generosity of our sponsors. This committee ensures that our partners are getting the most of for their sponsorship dollars.
Your 2016 BSTA Board
Eric Engdahl - President
Dave Hagen - 1st VP
Michelle Murray - 2nd VP
James McGrail - Communications
Erin Sheehan - Membership
Stephanie Minister - Treasurer
Lindsey Zepponi - Secretary
Dan Mahoney - Governor
Patrick Fagan - Governor
Nola Kopfer - Governor
Charlie Whitlock - Governor
Charlie O'Connor - Past President
Tim Casey - National STA Governor
Carol McKean - Sponsorship/Admin
THE BSTA BELIEVES IN SUPPORTING LOCAL CHARITIES
Our association has a long and rich history in supporting those less fortunate in the Boston area. The BSTA takes an active role in supporting multiple charitable orgainizations and seeks out opportunities to give back to the community. In past years we have been financially and physically involved in events supporting Habitat for Humanity, the Shattuck Shelter, New England Center and Home for Veterans, Rosie's Place, Warriors of Wall Street and Haymakers for Hope.
Join the BSTA
The Boston Securities Traders Association has been representing the local trading community since 1936. At the BSTA, we pride ourselves on being the largest membership in the country which allows us to be well represented in both the National STA and in Washington, DC. Maintaining a strong presence requires the Boston trading community to be actively involved with the association. For that reason, we are eagerly seeking new members and want to highlight just a few of the benefits of BSTA membership in addition to our charitable work:
- Education: The BSTA holds various events throughout the year that are free to all members. Over the past few years the BSTA has hosted events such as Technical Analysis 101, New Rules and Regulations effecting our Industry, HFT & ETF Panels, Option workshops, and more.
- Networking: The BSTA hosts several social events each year. All of the events are well attended, provide excellent networking opportunities, and many have become annual traditions that are not to be missed.
Please consider the following membership levels when applying to join the BSTA.
$100 annual fee
- Actively connected with a securities trading department for no less than one year
- Located in the Boston investment community
- Employed by a broker, dealer, financial institution, vendor or other trading related business
- Voting privileges
- STA national membership
$75 annual fee
- Employed by a broker, dealer, financial institute, data vendor, exchange or other trading related business or service
- Connected to but not primarily involved in the trading of securities
- Located in the Boston investment community
- Assist in the trading of securities or the settlement process
- Employed in field for not less than 6 months
No Annual Fee
- Formerly employed by a broker, dealer, financial institute, data vendor, exchange or other trading related business or service
- No longer actively employed in the security trading or security trading service industry
- Former member of the BSTA for a minimum 20 years
No Annual Fee
- For those who may be associated with BSTA but do not qualify for Associate, Regular, or Honorary membership.
- Students, interns or new graduates who are interested in learning more about the securities trading industry.
- Emerging leaders are given access to educational events free of charge.