JOIN OUR TEAM: NICSA is now recruiting for a Director of Marketing and Operations.
During its 34th annual conference, held in Hollywood, Florida, January 31 – February 2, 2016, NICSA announced the recipients of the 2015 MVP awards.
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NICSA offers many networking opportunities throughout the year. The most heavily attended is our annual conference, the Strategic Leadership Forum – hosted in Hollywood, FL at the Diplomat Hotel & Spa.
NICSA 2015 General Membership Meeting Keynote Speaker Darby Hobbs provides a preview of her session on: Global Trends in Social Innovation and Impact to Sustainable Living: "The investment management business has come a long way in terms of branding and marketplace engagement in today’s interconnected world. But, according to Darby Hobbs, founder and president of SOCIAL3, a disconnect remains. For individuals, that disconnect exists between understanding their value drivers—what matters most in their lives—and how to map that to their investment strategy."
“The NOVA Awards program highlights NICSA’s commitment to innovation and achievement within the global investment management community through the recognition of industry leaders who have set their organizations apart by exemplifying outstanding service and embracing new technologies. This year’s winners once again highlight the best of the best in our industry.” said George Batejan, Chair, Board of Directors, NICSA.
Jim Fitzpatrick has been named the new president of NICSA. Jim brings over 30 years experience to the position, including being a former NICSA board member. Most recently was President of Executive Business Coaching, Inc. where he specialized in corporate strategy and executive development. Previously, Jim was a Managing Director within Goldman Sachs Asset Management at the time of his retirement in 2011.
NICSA member service providers are invited to submit breakout session proposals for NICSA's 2016 Strategic Leadership Forum. There are 12 breakout session spots available (3 consecutive breakouts in 4 different time slots).
The asset management distribution landscape is undergoing rapid change. Share class definitions are shifting and use of “alternative” products is expanding. As a result, operational challenges abound.
The shifting landscape in asset management distribution is changing how managers define share class structures, leading to evolving operations and technology needs. Transfer agents and record keepers are particularly affected by shifts in service needs and pressure to reduce costs.