Who is the STA?
Founded in 1911, the Securities Transfer Association, ("STA"), is the professional association of transfer agents. The STA membership includes more than 130 registered transfer agents in the United States and Canada, maintaining records of more than 100 million registered shareholders on behalf of more than 15,000 corporate issuers. The STA represents its members in dialogue with regulators, while providing information and education for members on new or changing regulations that will impact their business, and establishing guidelines allowing effective exchanges of data between transfer agents and other industry participants. It also works with other industry groups, including the Depository Trust Company, FINRA and NYSE/Euronext.