AI Trends with Traction

AI Trends with Traction

As we head further into 2019, artificial intelligence is uniquely poised to drive operational efficiencies, strengthen compliance efforts, and inform investment decisions in fund management. “There’s a lot of change going on in the world at large in terms of technology and human behaviors — and none more so than in the field of financial…

RULE 30E-3: BEST PRACTICES FOR NOTICE, ACCESS & E-DELIVERY

RULE 30E-3: BEST PRACTICES FOR NOTICE, ACCESS & E-DELIVERY

Earlier this year, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a new rule intended to modernize the delivery of fund reports. “At its highest level, Rule 30e-3 allows mutual funds to send shareholders a short notice alerting them to the issuance of a new shareholder report that is available on a website, instead of sending the…

2019 Strategic Leadership Forum Focus Revealed

2019 Strategic Leadership Forum Focus Revealed

Join us in Florida from April 3rd to 5th to address the industry’s most important issues head on. Let NICSA help solidify your 2019 business planning.  Hear from all perspectives—asset management firms, broker dealers, and an extensive group of firms that include technology, law, and service firms that support the industry.  We’ve got a line-up of…

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…

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