A Glimpse at the 2019 GMM Speaker Lineup

NICSA’s General Membership Meeting will take place October 17-18, 2019 at the Royal Sonesta in Boston. NICSA is bringing together an impressive line-up of innovative leaders to discuss timely themes facing the global asset management industry and the business response to those issues. Here’s a sneak peek at the firms taking center stage at the…

Understanding Regulation Best Interest

In June, the SEC voted to adopt a package of rules and interpretations designed to increase the quality and transparency of retail investors’ relationships with financial professionals. These directives included the Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI) rule, the Form CRS Relationship Summary, and two distinct interpretations under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. During a…

Trends in the Advisor Market

Asset managers and distributors are always looking to uncover strategies that strengthen partnerships with financial advisors — and NICSA members had a free opportunity to do so during a #WebinarWednesday event late last month. Meredith Lloyd Rice, Vice President at Cogent Syndicated, a division of Escalent, presented the webinar, in which she shared highlights from the…

The Institutional View of ESG

In June, NICSA hosted a well-attended panel on ESG in New York. This event covered a great deal of ground, and in Part 1 of this three-part series, we discussed how the panelists described learning about ESG as being akin to “Learning a New Language.”  Rosetta Stone secured, the audience was then treated to discussion…

TWO MUST-SEE KEYNOTES REVEALED FOR NICSA GMM IN OCTOBER

NICSA will be back at the Royal Sonesta in Boston this fall for its annual General Membership Meeting from October 17-18 to address the top issues facing asset managers and financial service providers.  Here, NICSA members will have the opportunity to share time with two industry powerhouses: Fidelity’s Carolyn Clancy and Morningstar’s Kunal Kapoor.  Upside & Opportunity…

“Like Learning a New Language…” NICSA Presents a Rosetta Stone for Learning to Speak ESG

In June, NICSA held its latest event, focused on “ESG Essentials for Asset Managers & Advisors.” The discussion was robust and more than filled a two-hour window, led by moderator Hannah Glover, Managing Editor with Ignites, and featuring: John Farley, Vice President – Responsible Investment Strategy, Calvert Research & Management; Mark Hays, Vice President – Sustainable Investing, J.P….

NICSA GMM Takes In-Depth Look at Growth and Innovation

NICSA members are pursuing pathways to industry growth and the 2019 General Membership Meeting in October is set to help firms navigate a crosscurrent of disruptive trends. To address these issues, tenured experts across firm types, business channels, and operating models will converge to focus on delivering better outcomes to investors. The 2019 NICSA GMM will gather…

The Diversity Project North America

NICSA members enjoyed an update on one of the industry’s fastest-growing initiatives — the Diversity Project North America— during a recent #WebinarWednesday event.  Shaelyn Otikor, Senior Vice President, Global Strategy, Corporate & Institutional Services at Northern Trust, moderated the event, which also featured forward-thinking representatives from NICSA and Aon.  Jylanne Dunne, VP, Diversity Project North America at NICSA, kicked off the…

Jim Fitzpatrick Recognized as Leader in Diversity, Influential LGBT Ally

LGBT Great Launches 50For50 Pride Campaign NICSA is delighted to announce that President and CEO Jim Fitzpatrick is featured in LGBT Great’s #50For50 Executives campaign. The campaign showcases 50 executive leaders across the asset management industry pioneering a diverse and inclusive environment. Jim is a proud ally of the LGBT community and has been recognized for…

New Challenges on the TA Compliance Landscape

On the heels of the release of the 2019 NICSA Transfer Agent Compliance Guide, experts from Reed Smith, FIS, and Northern Trust gathered for a special #WebinarWednesday event to provide insight on today’s most pressing compliance issues.  The guide, produced by NICSA, Reed Smith, and Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN), is a comprehensive, educational resource of current compliance updates and standards…

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