Recognizing Social Engineering: How to Build “Guardians of the Enterprise”

Author: NICSA One out of every 2,500 calls into financial call centers is a fraud call.1This staggering statistic is part of a growing and evolving trend in the asset management industry. Fraudsters are on the rise, and their methods of exploitation are becoming increasingly sophisticated. “I cannot think of another topic that has captivated our…

LUXEMBOURG LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS AND RAIFS ARE ON THE RISE

Author: Susanne Weismüller, Senior Legal Adviser, ALFI Two Luxembourg vehicles have shown an impressive development since their inception: the special limited partnership (SLP, or abbreviated in French as SCSp) and the reserved alternative investment fund (RAIF). Looking at the evolution since the beginning of this year, the total number of Luxembourg SLPs increased from 1702 in…

Sneak Peek at NICSA GMM Speaker Line-up

NICSA’s General Membership Meeting will take place October 11 and 12 in Boston. Here, thought leaders within the asset management industry will convene to discuss the top issues facing today’s asset management industry, including enhanced data analytics, evolving resource allocation, and increased focus on Next Genproduct and distribution models. Here’s a sneak peek at this year’s GMM…

Panel Examines Unconscious Bias, Encourages ‘Building Bridges’

Author: Dervedia Thomas, Editor, Fund Action Date: July 2018 The asset management industry should take a closer look at unconscious bias and pay more attention to nuances within employee demographics to foster inclusion, industry pros said at a recent Fund Intelligence breakfast briefing. “Sometimes when we speak about women, we neglect women of color,” Shaunice Hawkins, principal at Evolutions…

MiFID II: Six Months Later

Author: NICSA It’s been more than half a year since the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) came into effect, and in that time, the legislation has fundamentally reshaped the financial landscape for EU firms, as well as non-EU firms that distribute products via affected intermediaries. “MiFID II has brought enormous complexity to asset…

SEC Fiduciary Rule Proposal – The Finer Points

Author: NICSA On April 18, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 4-1 to propose a package of rules and interpretations intended to enhance the retail investor experience and provide greater transparency regarding investors’ relationships with advisers and broker-dealers. NICSA members took a close look at the proposal during a recent #WebinarWednesday discussion moderated…

Staying Ahead of Sanctions

Author: NICSA From OFAC sanctions on Russian oligarchs to the U.S.’s recent withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, changes in global politics are making regulatory compliance an increasing challenge for firms. According to Sam Sundera, Regional Manager, West Coast Americas at SIX,there are more than 4,500 sanctioned securities listed across all global exchanges with approximately…

JP Morgan’s Dr. David Kelly to Headline at NICSA GMM in October

Author: NICSA NICSA members will get a unique opportunity to hear investment ideas and business strategies from one of the industry’s most respected authorities on capital markets in an intimate setting at the General Membership Meeting in Boston, this October. Dr. David Kelly is the Chief Global Strategist and Head of the Global Market Insights…

The Alternative Investments Sector has the Wind in its Sails

Author: Camille Thomas, Director General, ALFI Date: June 2018 Driven by an environment of low interest rates and the quest for return and portfolio diversification, the alternative investments sector has the wind in its sails. With the aim to replicate the UCITS success story in the alternative investments area, Luxembourg has consistently expanded its range…

Pack Your Bag with Best Practices at the NICSA GMM

Author: NICSA NICSA will be back at the Royal Sonesta in Boston this fall! Join us for the annual General Membership Meeting from October 11-12 to address the top issues facing asset managers and financial service providers. Hear how firms across the industry are streamlining their businesses through enhanced data analytics, evolving resource allocation, and…

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