NICSA To Be Featured at ALFI Global Distribution Conference

Author: Jim Fitzpatrick, President of NICSA

NICSA will once again partner with ALFI for the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry’s Global Distribution Conference from September 25-26 , where 650+ senior representatives from the global distribution community will convene to learn about the latest developments on the global distribution landscape.

The conference will reflect on 30 years of UCITS, explore the future of enhanced cross border distribution, and take a deeper dive into distribution trends in LatAM and Asia, product trends around the globe, and the technology that is making distribution easier and more efficient.

While at the event, I’m eager to hear from the 50+ speakers and to network with the fund distributors responsbile for the global reach of investment funds. I am also looking forward to sharing the ALFI stage with Sally Wong, CEO of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association (HKIFA), to provide important perspectives regarding our respective markets as they relate to the global distribution ecosystem.

Fee compression and shrinking shelf space are on the watch list for global asset managers facing an increasingly competitive environment. Data-inspired distribution models and strategic alignment of intermediary partnerships significantly contribute to the future vision of global financial product distribution. All the while, technology-inspired service models designed for the digital era are taking center stage. A global view of these matters is critical to growth for innovative industry leaders. I look forward to sharing NICSA’s views with conference attendees.

NICSA has enjoyed a long and successful partnership with ALFI and its members. Events such as ALFI’s Global Distribution Conference are critical to serving the global asset management community as it meets the challenges posed by increasing globalization. Collaborating on innovative approaches to global distribution is certainly in line with the NICSA mission. Serving the distribution community within the global asset management industry has been a focus for NICSA in recent months, and will continue into 2019. Our organizaton recently formed two new working committees: a Product & Distribution Committee and a Data Analytics Committee. We look forward to sharing the good works of these important groups with our own membership and the ALFI community in the coming months.





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