Making the Business Case: Why Diversity Matters to ESG Investors

Making the Business Case: Why Diversity Matters to ESG Investors

As investors become aware of the sustainability and ethical implications of their decision-making processes, the conversation around diversity and inclusion (D&I) has become all the more relevant to asset managers.  Nicsa members had the opportunity to explore the intersection between Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) investing and D&I at a bonus breakfast sponsored by…

Effective Cost Forecasting and Budgeting in Asset Management

Effective Cost Forecasting and Budgeting in Asset Management

Fund firms want to make the most of advanced technology for cost forecasting and budgeting — and for good reason. By automating the process of budgeting, accruing, and validating fund expenses, firms can increase accuracy, provide more frequent reporting and analytics, and minimize risk, among other benefits. Nicsa members got the scoop on best practices…

EU Priorities for Investment Funds

EU Priorities for Investment Funds

November 1, 2019 marked the inauguration of Ursula von der Leyen, the 13th president of the European Commission elected by the European Parliament. In the weeks preceding, Nicsa brought together a panel of global regulatory experts for a #WebinarWednesday event on the EU’s priorities for financial services. Gerard Gilsenan, Senior Director, Regulatory and Investor Communications at FundAssist, moderated the discussion, which…

The Reality Behind Buzzwords Series: Blockchain

The Reality Behind Buzzwords Series: Blockchain

We’ve all seen the headlines touting blockchain’s industry-disrupting capabilities, but what the asset management industry really needs is a firm understanding of the technology’s practical uses. Experts from Foreside and Citisoft broke through the hype late last month with the latest edition of Nicsa’s webinar-based “Reality Behind Buzzwords Series,” which clearly defined blockchain, its use in cryptocurrency, and the implications…

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