Getting to “YES” on social media: 8 tips for developing a social media policy

Getting to “YES” on social media: 8 tips for developing a social media policy

At a NICSA webinar held later last month, expert panelists from Ropes & Gray, Boston Financial and Xerox, discussed the status of the current regulatory environment for social media use and how financial services companies can experiment while keeping risks to a minimum.

Take a look at these 8 tips for  adopting and overseeing a social media policy for your organization.

Embracing social media without breaking the rules

Embracing social media without breaking the rules

The use of social media as more than a traditional advertising and marketing outlet was a hot topic of conversation at the 2013 NICSA Annual Conference in February where an interactive panel representing member firms kasina, Vanguard, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch and Russell discussed how social media has taken an active roll within their companies and their experiences implementing a “compliance-friendly” online communication strategy.

The investment industry faces the challenge of global aging

The investment industry faces the challenge of global aging

Based on the events and experiences within the past few decades, it has been said that aging world population has had an influential, and positive, impact within the investment industry.

However, based on recent findings discussed at the Money Management Institute (MMI) Sales and Marketing Leadership Summit in Miami a few weeks ago, this theory has become a hot topic of debate With the world population growing older at a more rapid pace.

So, that leaves the question: What type of impact will global aging have on the future of the investment industry? We'll let you be the judge.

Striking a balance on money market funds

Striking a balance on money market funds
Theresa Hamacher and Bob Pozen suggest a compromise on money market fund regulation in today’s Washington Post. They support a proposal intially made by Walt Bettinger of Charles Schwab to move to a floating net asset value for institutional prime money market funds while retaining a constant $1 NAV for retail and/or government money funds.

Alternatives in the mainstream |
Continue the conversation at the NICSA Annual Conference

Alternatives in the mainstream | <br>Continue the conversation at the NICSA Annual Conference
It may be time for a name change. How “alternative” are investment vehicles now used by 3 of every 4 financial advisers, according to a recent survey from Cogent Research? Advisers see alternatives as a great way to add uncorrelated assets to a portfolio to increase diversification.

Our time has come! The resurgence of UITs

Our time has come! The resurgence of UITs
Unit investment trusts feel underappreciated and underutilized – but NICSA’s UIT Committee believes that’s about to change. What are UITs? First, a quick refresher on unit investment trusts, for those who haven’t worked with them in a while: UITs are type of commingled investment vehicle regulated by the Investment Company Act of 1940.

The great convergence begins

The great convergence begins
An unsolicited mailing that I received yesterday. . .

The ASEAN passport and 5 other things that asset managers should know about Asia

The ASEAN passport and 5 other things that asset managers should know about Asia
An Asian version of UCITS is on its way, says Sally Wong, Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association, speaking at the ALFI Global Distribution Conference in Luxembourg yesterday.

Why political baby steps trump sweeping changes | Guest post from Dr. Jerry Webman

Why political baby steps trump sweeping changes | Guest post from Dr. Jerry Webman
This post was authored by Dr. Jerry Webman , who is a Senior Investment Officer and Chief Economist for NICSA Member OppenheimerFunds. He is the author of MoneyShift: How to Prosper from What You Can’t Control (Wiley, May 2012), an investor’s guide to profiting from change.

Why social media is like sexual harassment

Why social media is like sexual harassment
It may seem completely crazy to compare social media and sexual harassment. To its many advocates, social media is the wave of the future and a positive force — one that is leading to more communication and a freer flow of information.

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