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.

Disrupted or Just Diverted?

Disrupted or Just Diverted?
By Jim Fitzpatrick President, NICSA On a recent business trip, as my flight was being diverted, I began to think that it felt much the same as our current journey as financial professionals. I’ve been in the business a long time, and I’ve been on many a “diverted” journey along the way, but non so dramatic as the shift in direction we all may be about to take in 2017.

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.

Leadership Empowerment Through Diversity & Inclusion

Leadership Empowerment Through Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity among financial services boards and executive committees is on the rise. And the benefits are clear. Different perspectives promote smarter decisions and advocate for a better customer experience by reaching demographically diverse markets.

NICSA’s GMM is Coming to Boston

NICSA’s GMM is Coming to Boston
Beyond the Basics Learn how industry leaders are putting plans into practice at the 2016 GMM  We know your time is valuable. That’s why NICSA has set out to make the most of this year’s General Membership Meeting (GMM), taking place September 19-20, with content that is meant to inform and inspire, and that includes actionable items for you to take back to your home teams.

NICSA Announces the Winners of the 2015 NOVA Awards

NICSA Announces the Winners of the 2015 NOVA Awards
“The NOVA Awards program highlights NICSA’s commitment to innovation and achievement within the global investment management community through the recognition of industry leaders who have set their organizations apart by exemplifying outstanding service and embracing new technologies. This year’s winners once again highlight the best of the best in our industry.” said George Batejan, Chair, Board of Directors, NICSA.

Jim Fitzpatrick Named President of NICSA

Jim Fitzpatrick Named President of NICSA
Jim Fitzpatrick has been named the new president of NICSA. Jim brings over 30 years experience to the position, including being a former NICSA board member. Most recently was President of Executive Business Coaching, Inc. where he specialized in corporate strategy and executive development. Previously, Jim was a Managing Director within Goldman Sachs Asset Management at the time of his retirement in 2011.

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).

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