Navigating the World of ESG Investing

Author: NICSA Whether they’re seeking to ensure profitability or guarantee that their investments reflect their values, investors are increasingly considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in their decision-making processes, making fund-level transparency vital. “We’re seeing demand for more transparency around ESG to aid in product selection as well as the due diligence process,” Larry…

Ensuring Compliance with Unclaimed Property Regulations

Author: NICSA For fund companies keeping up with a plethora of regulatory standards, unclaimed property compliance can often get lost. However, it’s important to remain educated on state escheatment laws in order to protect shareholders and minimize the risk of costly audits. Unclaimed property legislation is rapidly evolving, and financial services companies must keep up…

CEOs Explore Keys to Success in Asset Management at NICSA’s SLF

Over 350 asset management executives gathered at NICSA’s Strategic Leadership Forum at the end of February to discuss some of the most timely and pertinent topics affecting the global financial industry. As always, the much anticipated “Face the Membership” session provided valuable insight into industry trends from the perspective of some of the industry’s leading…

Aligning Your Organization to Meet Changing Client Needs

As new product solutions, distribution strategies, and technologies transform the asset management industry, organizations must evolve to keep pace. “We are facing a lot of industry transformation on an ongoing basis,” Moderator Scott Smith, Director, Cerulli Associates, told attendees during a breakout session on the topic at NICSA’s Strategic Leadership Forum in Miami this month….

Fintech Innovation Labs: A Look Behind The Curtain

NICSA members received a sneak peek into the industry’s cutting-edge innovation labs during a recent breakout session at NICSA’s Strategic Leadership Forum in Miami, Florida. Chuck Gallant, Managing Director, Asset Servicing at BNY Mellon, moderated the panel, in which fintech leaders shared first-hand accounts of how their firms are exploring new products and technologies. Gallant,…

The European Fund Landscape: Implications for Global Distribution

NICSA members examined the mutual fund industry from a European perspective during a recent breakout session at NICSA’s Strategic Leadership Forum. Moderated by Lisa Shea, Senior Vice President, Global Fund Services at Northern Trust, the panel featured experts from ALFI (Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry), KNEIP and PwC “In the aftermath of the financial…

Product Development: Where is the Puck Going?

As the asset management industry evolves, the role of product development has become more prominent than ever. “I’ve heard several asset managers say that product development is now at the heart of the firm, more than portfolio management,” Patrick Curtin, Managing Director at Citi, told attendees during a panel discussion on the topic during NICSA’s…

#Trending 2025: Asset Management of the Future

NICSA members examined the future of asset management industry and how upcoming trends can be leveraged to drive growth during a panel discussion at NICSA’s SLF on Thursday, March 1. Paul Kraft, Partner at Deloitte, moderated the panel, which featured experts from esteemed global consulting firms. “The target group that everyone’s trying to track down…

Identifying Growth Opportunities in an Evolving Asset Management Industry

On Thursday, March 1, members attending NICSA’s Strategic Leadership Forum gained insight on emerging trends and opportunities for asset managers and fund companies from the perspective of a leading independent investment research company. Kunal Kapoor, CEO of Morningstar, shared his view on the influx of change in the industry with the 350+ asset management executives…

Forces Shaping the Regulatory Landscape

It’s been a decade since the global financial crisis, and the industry remains in the midst of a changing regulatory environment. NICSA members heard a panel of experts discuss the future of these regulations during NICSA’s 2018 Strategic Leadership Forum. The panel, moderated by Don Andrews, Partner & Global Practice Leader for Risk and Compliance…

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