Don’t Miss NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly At NICSA’s SLF

Don’t Miss NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly At NICSA’s SLF
Among a series of impressive speakers lined up for this year’s Strategic Leadership Forum, we’ve got one “out-of this-world” keynote lined up. Retired NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly is scheduled to present “The Sky is Not the Limit – Lessons from a Year in Space” on January 31 at the NICSA SLF.

Building on Sand

Building on Sand
By Dan Houlihan, Chairman of the Board, NICSA Executive Vice President, Corporate & Institutional Services, Northern Trust Since our last gathering at the NICSA GMM in September, some big changes have taken place.

Member Survey: Prepping For Dealer/Custodian Resignations

Member Survey: Prepping For Dealer/Custodian Resignations
Is your firm prepared for an increase in dealer/custodian resignations? As the DOL rule effective date looms closer, the industry as a whole is bracing for what many expect to be an increase in volume of “orphaned accounts.” Dealer and custodian resignations raise a number of potential issues and challenges for mutual fund complexes and their service providers.

Change is Happening. Now.

Change is Happening. Now.
The DOL fiduciary ruling is fundamentally altering the financial industry. Are you prepared? There’s an urgent need for business strategy development in this ever-fluid environment. Be sure to have your game plan in place before the final ruling takes effect.

NICSA’s MWRM 2016: Preparing for What’s Next

NICSA’s MWRM 2016: Preparing for What’s Next
NICSA’s Midwest Regional Meeting (MWRM) took place in Chicago on October 20. In an informal setting conducive to idea sharing and collaboration, several industry experts shared their views on “What’s Next” for the rapidly changing financial industry.

Building Bridges | Connecting Hearts, Minds and Wallets

Building Bridges | Connecting Hearts, Minds and Wallets
NICSA 2015 General Membership Meeting Keynote Speaker Darby Hobbs provides a preview of her session on: Global Trends in Social Innovation and Impact to Sustainable Living: "The investment management business has come a long way in terms of branding and marketplace engagement in today’s interconnected world. But, according to Darby Hobbs, founder and president of SOCIAL3, a disconnect remains. For individuals, that disconnect exists between understanding their value drivers—what matters most in their lives—and how to map that to their investment strategy."

Strategic Leadership Forum 2016 | Call for Presentations

Strategic Leadership Forum 2016 | Call for Presentations
NICSA member service providers are invited to submit breakout session proposals for NICSA's 2016 Strategic Leadership Forum. There are 12 breakout session spots available (3 consecutive breakouts in 4 different time slots).

Part II | Distribution Trends and Best Practices for Mutual Fund Firms

Part II | Distribution Trends and Best Practices for Mutual Fund Firms
The asset management distribution landscape is undergoing rapid change. Share class definitions are shifting and use of “alternative” products is expanding. As a result, operational challenges abound.

Part I | Distribution Trends and Best Practices for Service Providers

Part I | Distribution Trends and Best Practices for Service Providers
The shifting landscape in asset management distribution is changing how managers define share class structures, leading to evolving operations and technology needs. Transfer agents and record keepers are particularly affected by shifts in service needs and pressure to reduce costs.

Science, not Art | Regulation and Technology in the Post-Crisis World

Science, not Art | Regulation and Technology in the Post-Crisis World
NICSA 2015 General Membership Meeting Keynote Speaker Robert Mathisen provides a preview of his session on: Embracing Transformational Change: Turning Uncertainty into Opportunity: "...BNY Mellon is often a first call for regulators working through complexconcepts. This constant contact has helped the firm embrace regulation as an opportunity. Mathisen will share insights from those exchanges along with the benefits of an open dialogue with regulatory agencies."

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