Benefits of Membership

ISITC is comprised of thousands of individuals from numerous companies worldwide, including broker/dealers, custodians, investment managers, and vendors/utilities. Our mission is to support global securities operations, to promote Straight Through Processing throughout the industry, to develop standards and market practices designed to enhance efficiency, and to use the combined expertise of its members to address developments within the industry. These standards range from transaction initiation/confirmation through settlement and subsequent downstream processes for corporate actions, reconciliation and securities lending. In addition, the organization focuses on a variety of products and transaction types including OTC Derivatives, Repos, Factor-based Securities and Transfers. ISITC market practices are widely adopted by the industry and enable efficiency gains for the entire community of users.

ISITC provides members with the means to influence the securities transaction process through collaboration with other industry participants. Our members have an unparalleled opportunity to be heard by joining ISITC’s Working Groups, Forums and Committees where they will have full access to vital, up-to-date information on business and industry trends and connections with other industry participants. A full list of the Working Groups, Forums and Committees can be found in each of the accompanying tabs on the ISITC website.

Annual Membership Benefits:

  • Update and maintain your knowledge of current efforts related to industry standardization for the communication of pre and post trade information.
  • Network with industry peers to gain insight into best practice solutions to emerging business needs.
  • Influence the direction of industry initiatives to achieve greater efficiencies in your firm and throughout the securities industry.
  • Unlimited number of member firm employees participating through Working Groups, Forums, Committees and Conferences. Members are invited to contribute their expertise to ongoing discussions and resolutions that involve some of the most significant issues in securities trade processing.
  • "Members only" access to Working Group, Forum and Committee documents and information on the ISITC website.
  • Members are eligible for discounted registration fees to the quarterly meetings and the Annual Vendor Show, where much of the collaborative work takes place.
  • Members may exhibit at the March Vendor Show at a discounted rate.

Each firm chooses a Primary and Secondary Steering Representative, who acts as the liaison between ISITC and their firm. The Primary Steering Representative is responsible for the following:

  • Encourage firm's active participation within ISITC Working Groups, Forums and Initiatives, and projects that your firm considers important.
  • Provide the one (1) vote on behalf of the member firm on issues submitted by the Board of Directors, such as Board Ballots, and association matters.
  • Renewal of the firm’s membership on a calendar year basis.
  • Maintenance of the firm’s membership list via the online Member Center, including accepting or declining individual members within your firm.

When signing up for ISITC Membership please be sure to assign someone to this role who is willing to take on these responsibilities.