Chairman's Message

It’s hard to believe that Q1 has already come to a close, but as we enter a new quarter, the energy here at ISITC is palpable and one of renewed enthusiasm for the year ahead. The end of Q1 is an exciting time for the organization as we hold our annual March event, the ISITC Securities Operations Summit in Boston. This year was no exception.

Now in its 28th year, our Boston Summit held from March 20-22 explored this year’s theme, “A Financial Services Renaissance: A Time to Revitalize.” While the annual March event always is a highlight, this year was particularly special as we celebrated our return to being in person. For the first time since 2019 following the start of the pandemic, our members and industry partners had the opportunity to gather face to face for three days of conversation and networking during this year’s line-up of panels and presentations from our expert speakers during our general session and breakout sessions from our Working Groups and Forums. 

Admittedly, like many others in the industry, we weren’t certain what the return to the in-person event landscape would bring. Fortunately, the room packed with long-standing ISITC members and eager new faces alike dispelled any doubt: the industry is back, stronger than ever before, with a renewed vigor and enthusiasm that we could feel throughout the room.

It is with that same excitement that we look forward to the events and projects in the months ahead. From our upcoming Summer Webinar Series to our next Fall Forum event in Baltimore September 11-13, 2022 – we have so much ahead of us, and cannot wait for you all to be a part of it.

Finally, a special thank you to our organization’s Board of Directors, Co-Chairs, partners, and dedicated members who help us continue to carry the ISITC mission forward year after year. We are so grateful for your ongoing support and dedication to advancing the future of financial services together. Here’s to the year ahead!

Kristin Hochstein