Trends in the Advisor Market

Trends in the Advisor Market

Asset managers and distributors are always looking to uncover strategies that strengthen partnerships with financial advisors — and NICSA members had a free opportunity to do so during a #WebinarWednesday event late last month. Meredith Lloyd Rice, Vice President at Cogent Syndicated, a division of Escalent, presented the webinar, in which she shared highlights from the…

The Institutional View of ESG

The Institutional View of ESG

In June, NICSA hosted a well-attended panel on ESG in New York. This event covered a great deal of ground, and in Part 1 of this three-part series, we discussed how the panelists described learning about ESG as being akin to “Learning a New Language.”  Rosetta Stone secured, the audience was then treated to discussion…

“Like Learning a New Language…” NICSA Presents a Rosetta Stone for Learning to Speak ESG

“Like Learning a New Language…” NICSA Presents a Rosetta Stone for Learning to Speak ESG

In June, NICSA held its latest event, focused on “ESG Essentials for Asset Managers & Advisors.” The discussion was robust and more than filled a two-hour window, led by moderator Hannah Glover, Managing Editor with Ignites, and featuring: John Farley, Vice President – Responsible Investment Strategy, Calvert Research & Management; Mark Hays, Vice President – Sustainable Investing, J.P….

New Challenges on the TA Compliance Landscape

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 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

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

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

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

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

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…

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