GMM Executive Session: Perspectives from the C-Suite

GMM Executive Session: Perspectives from the C-Suite

NICSA’s 2018 General Membership Meeting in Boston was kicked off Thursday, Oct. 11, with a peek into the minds of top asset management executives. Bob Mulhall, Partner, Wealth and Asset Management, EY, led a panel of seasoned executives from RBC Global Asset Management, State Street Global Advisors, and Eaton Vance through the discussion, which focused on…

Capital Markets Masterclass

Capital Markets Masterclass

Attendees of NICSA’s annual General Membership Meeting received a comprehensive overview focused on the sunny investment environment of today as well as clouds on the horizon. Dr. David Kelly, Chief Global Strategist and Head of the Global Market Insights Strategy Team at J.P. Morgan, led the general session. “We are now in the 10thyear of…

UCITS Assets Could Quadruple by 2048, According to ALFI’s 30th Anniversary Report

UCITS Assets Could Quadruple by 2048, According to ALFI’s 30th Anniversary Report

Guest Author: ALFI According to the report issued today by ALFI to mark ALFI’s 30th anniversary, UCITS assets have the potential to grow at a compound rate of 5% in the next three decades, with average annual net sales flows rising from €201 billion in 2017 to €860 billion in thirty years. As long as…

Trends on the Advisor Landscape

Trends on the Advisor Landscape

Author: NICSA Asset managers gained valuable insight on how to capture advisors’ attention and leave a lasting impression during a recent #WebinarWednesday presentation on the topic. Meredith Lloyd Rice, Vice President at Cogent Reports, Market Strategies International, moderated the session. “I’ll be sharing highlights from two of our syndicated research products: our Advisor Brandscape® and our…

Luxembourg Limited Partnerships and Raifs Are on the Rise

Luxembourg Limited Partnerships and Raifs Are on the Rise

Guest Author: Susanne Weismüller, Senior Legal Adviser, ALFI  Two Luxembourg vehicles have shown an impressive development since their inception: the special limited partnership (SLP, or abbreviated in French as SCSp) and the reserved alternative investment fund (RAIF). Looking at the evolution since the beginning of this year, the total number of Luxembourg SLPs increased from 1702…

NICSA To Be Featured at ALFI Global Distribution Conference

NICSA To Be Featured at ALFI Global Distribution Conference

Author: Jim Fitzpatrick, President of NICSA NICSA will once again partner with ALFI for the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry’s Global Distribution Conference from September 25-26 , where 650+ senior representatives from the global distribution community will convene to learn about the latest developments on the global distribution landscape. The conference will reflect on…

Recognizing Social Engineering: How to Build “Guardians of the Enterprise”

Recognizing Social Engineering:  How to Build “Guardians of the Enterprise”

Author: NICSA One out of every 2,500 calls into financial call centers is a fraud call.1This staggering statistic is part of a growing and evolving trend in the asset management industry. Fraudsters are on the rise, and their methods of exploitation are becoming increasingly sophisticated. “I cannot think of another topic that has captivated our…

Sneak Peek at NICSA GMM Speaker Line-up

Sneak Peek at NICSA GMM Speaker Line-up

NICSA’s General Membership Meeting will take place October 11 and 12 in Boston. Here, thought leaders within the asset management industry will convene to discuss the top issues facing today’s asset management industry, including enhanced data analytics, evolving resource allocation, and increased focus on Next Genproduct and distribution models. Here’s a sneak peek at this year’s GMM…

MiFID II: Six Months Later

MiFID II: Six Months Later

Author: NICSA It’s been more than half a year since the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) came into effect, and in that time, the legislation has fundamentally reshaped the financial landscape for EU firms, as well as non-EU firms that distribute products via affected intermediaries. “MiFID II has brought enormous complexity to asset…

SEC Fiduciary Rule Proposal – The Finer Points

SEC Fiduciary Rule Proposal – The Finer Points

Author: NICSA On April 18, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 4-1 to propose a package of rules and interpretations intended to enhance the retail investor experience and provide greater transparency regarding investors’ relationships with advisers and broker-dealers. NICSA members took a close look at the proposal during a recent #WebinarWednesday discussion moderated…

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