STAC Benchmark Council
STAC facilitates the STAC Benchmark Council, a group of trading organizations and technology vendors whose purpose is to develop and promote the use of standard benchmark specifications for technology used in the capital markets. It is also a forum for in-depth discussion of challenges and solutions in trading technology.
Membership in the Council is open to technology end users (all firms involved in the trading process, including sell-side, buy-side, and marketplaces) as well as vendors. Vendors provide input to benchmark standards, but only end-user firms have voting rights.
A free membership level "Observer Member" is available to end-user firms. Register here.
For background, please see the description of membership most relevant to your firm:
For more details, you may also wish to peruse the latest FAQ.