Rethinking Product Development

Rethinking Product Development

“With the traditional, actively-managed 40 Act fund gradually losing market share, asset managers need to modernize their product development process to seriously consider emerging trends in retail, or advisor-sold, investment products,” said Loren Fox, Director of Research at Ignites, during a recent #WebinarWednesday session on product development. The discussion, which featured insights from FIS, MFS, and Wells…

The Bottom Line: Exploring the Benefits of Wellness in the Workplace

The Bottom Line: Exploring the Benefits of Wellness in the Workplace

The human element will become a critical asset in the workplace of the future, said David Atkinson, People and Organization Director at PwC, during a recent #WebinarWednesday on  employee wellness. Atkinson moderated the event, which featured a panel of forward-thinking experts from Franklin Templeton Investments, Invesco, and MFS Investment Management. The session allowed attendees to…

Data Analytics: The Value of Business Intelligence Reporting

Data Analytics: The Value of Business Intelligence Reporting

Firms across the asset management industry are increasingly focused on transforming into customer-centric, data-driven organizations. NICSA members discussed this movement and gained a deeper understanding of trends in business intelligence during a breakout session at the 2018 GMM. Lyndsay Noble, Lead, Analytics Consulting Practice, DST Systems, moderated the panel, which featured experts from BNY Mellon,…

Protecting the Franchise: Managing Risk in the Global Economy

Protecting the Franchise: Managing Risk in the Global Economy

NICSA members learned strategies for surviving and thriving in uncertainty during a session on the topic at last month’s General Membership Meeting. Antonio Crombie, Strategic, Regulatory and Operational Risk Management Leader at Deloitte, lead a panel of experts from Foreside, Putnam, and SEI through the discussion, which was centered on best practices. TRENDS IN RISK MANAGEMENT…

Advisor Feedback: Success Strategies from Top Performers

Advisor Feedback: Success Strategies from Top Performers

“There’s no better way to up your game than to listen to your clients,” said Mary Kralis Hoppe, CIMA, Senior Vice President, Field Sales, US Global Wealth Management at PIMCO Investments, during a panel on advisor feedback during the NICSA GMM last month. “Oftentimes, there are a lot of disconnects as to what we think…

Fraud Alert: Current Trends & Prevention Techniques

Fraud Alert: Current Trends & Prevention Techniques

The latest technological innovations are bringing enhanced customer experiences to financial organizations, but with those milestones come new cybersecurity threats. As protecting firms and clients becomes a growing and evolving concern, it’s more important than ever to stay one step ahead of cyber criminals. NICSA members tackled this topic during a breakout session on best…

Innovation in Sustainable Finance

Innovation in Sustainable Finance

If you’re wondering what effects population growth has had on the environment, take a look at side-by-side photos of Alaska’s Muir Glacier taken in 1914 and 2014. The snapshots provide alarming visual evidence that the dense ice has retreated significantly over the last century. Hakan Lucius, Head of Corporate Responsibility at European Investment Bank, displayed these…

Digitize Me: The Evolving Client Experience

Digitize Me: The Evolving Client Experience

NICSA members learned about technological trends poised to transform the asset management landscape and how they can enhance the client experience during the 2018 General Membership Meeting last month. Chuck Gallant, Managing Director at BNY Mellon, moderated the panel, which featured experts from BlackRock, DTCC, and Northern Trust. Barbara O’Malley, Senior Vice President at Northern…

Converting Data Analytics into Business Strategy

Converting Data Analytics into Business Strategy

On Oct. 24, #WebinarWednesday enthusiasts tuned in for part three of a comprehensive discussion on data analytics. The conversation picked up where NICSA’s webinar, “Adding Value with Modeling techniques,” left off. Ryan Dargis, Senior Vice President of Northern Trust, set the stage. “Today’s session follows on our earlier data-focused webinars and will concentrate on what…

GMM Attendees Invited to Join the Diversity Movement

GMM Attendees Invited to Join the Diversity Movement

NICSA members closed out NICSA’s 2018 General Membership Meeting with an intellectually honest discussion about the challenges and realities of diversity and inclusion within the industry. Dan Houlihan, Executive Vice President, Head of Global Fund Services, North America, Northern Trust, moderated the panel, which included forward-thinking representatives from Confluence, Fidelity, and Northern Trust. Houlihan began…

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