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…

The Next-Gen Workforce in the Asset Management Industry

The group of individuals we typically classify as the “next generation” is changing. For a long time, the phrase was relatively specific to Generation Y (Millennials), born between 1977 and 1995. But today, Generation Z (Centennials) — or those born after 1995 — are entering the workforce, joining Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers. “Discussions…

ETF Product Design and Distribution Trends

It’s no secret that exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are becoming a significant part of the investor toolkit — and with increased adoption comes innovation. For today’s asset managers, it’s more important than ever to stay up-to-date on the latest trends shaping the ETF landscape. To that end, NICSA members received an in-depth look at ETF product…

Navigating Turbulent Changes to the Sanctions Landscape

“We’re living in a boom time for sanctions,” Stephen Brosnihan, Regional Director, Sales Support Operations for North America at SIX, told NICSA members during a recent #WebinarWednesday session. The event, in which panelists explored how to reduce operational risk in the face of evolving economic sanctions, also featured experts from Bureau van Dijk and Charles Schwab….

Empowering Women in Asset Management

Women may account for more than half of the entry-level financial services workforce, but that doesn’t mean they will face a level playing field further along in their careers. According to Women in the Workplace, an initiative between McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.org, women are significantly underrepresented in the upper ranks of financial-services companies, accounting…

Fraud Prevention in Today’s Multi-Channel Cyber Environment

Financial fraud is a growing concern in the digital age — and scammers have more tools at their disposal to access sensitive data than ever before. Fortunately, technology has also brought forth defense mechanisms and controls that industry leaders can leverage to prevent fraud. “Fraud is a multi-channel problem,” said Chuck Gallant, Director, Asset Servicing…

Principals of Product

NICSA members gained insight into emerging product trends – and how investment managers and distributors are working together to support them — during a breakout session at NICSA’s Strategic Leadership Forum in April. Jack Tierney, Head of Investment Policy and Governance, Invesco Unit Trusts, moderated the panel, which included leaders from Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Delta…

Face the Membership with CNBC’s Tyler Mathisen

NICSA members kicked off the second day of the NICSA’s 2019 Strategic Leadership Forum with an appearance from CNBC’s own Tyler Mathisen. Mathisen, “Power Lunch” Co-Anchor & Vice President of Events Strategy at CNBC, used his vast experience in financial journalism to lead a group of C-suite executives through a discussion around the latest business trends…

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