SEC cybersecurity sweep provides view of industry practices

SEC cybersecurity sweep provides view of industry practices

Protecting data and other digital assets from cyberattacks is a top priority for firms in the fund industry -- and the SEC wants to be sure that the investment industry is ready to meet the challenge.

Ed Schmidt, the Senior Technology Officer for OCIE, reported on the results of that initiative to date, speaking at the NICSA General Membership Meeting. Take a look at what he had to say...

NICSA Technology and Innovation Committee | Gamification Poll

NICSA Technology and Innovation Committee | Gamification Poll

The NICSA Technology and Innovation Committee is exploring the topic of gamificatoin, specifically in the compliance arena. Take a look at this quick poll and let us know what you think.

Tackling the 6 greatest challenges of IBOR

Tackling the 6 greatest challenges of IBOR

A panel of experts from Beacon Consulting Group, State Street, Eagle Investment Systems, Citigroup and SunGard recently addressed the challenges and best practices for incorporating IBOR during a Broadridge sponsored NICSA seminar.

Mega Trends in the Fund Industry Part II | Big Data

Mega Trends in the Fund Industry Part II | Big Data

At the recent NICSA workshop " Mega trends in the Fund Industry," held earlier this month in Los Angeles, a panel of experts discussed the hot priorities for mutual fund and ETF managers: Liquid alternatives and big data.

In Part II of this NICSA News blog series, Theresa Hamacher, President, NICSA describes the importance of Big Data and how it is becoming an integral part of the fund industry.

8 ways big data can help our industry

8 ways big data can help our industry

Big Data can provide a huge advantage to all kinds of businesses. But how can firms in the asset management industry use it best? Here are eight business areas that are great candidates for sophisticated analytics...

Big Data | Four must-haves for success

Big Data | Four must-haves for success

There’s a lot of talk about Big Data, but using it effectively is where the rubber meets the road. The value of adopting a Big Data environment is finding ways to use data in more predictive and prescriptive ways.

Read about the four critical factors for effective use of data in an organization.

Leveraging technology for the DIY investor

Leveraging technology for the DIY investor

The DIY investor has never had more online options. Let’s take a closer look at this ongoing evolution and consider its impact on the market, with a focus on the growing number of options and level of sophistication currently available in online advice.

Survival of the fittest | 5 challenges fund platforms face today

Survival of the fittest | 5 challenges fund platforms face today

This guest post was submitted by SunGard which sponsored a panel at the 2014 NICSA Strategic Leadership Forum entitled “Survival of the Fittest: Adapting Your Service Platform in a Rapidly Evolving, Multi-Product, Global Fund World.”

Fearless Forecast | What’s ahead for the fund industry in 2014?

Fearless Forecast | What’s ahead for the fund industry in 2014?
Two well-known industry experts offered their “fearless forecast” in a recent webinar.  Lee Kowarski, partner at kasina, and Avi Nachmany, director of research at Strategic Insight, discussed the industry trends most likely to endure in 2014.

New white paper | Big Data in the fund industry

New white paper | Big Data in the fund industry
Big Data is big news in the fund industry. Every industry publication seems to include an article on how Big Data is being used to increase marketing effectiveness, and every industry conference seems to have a panel focused on the operational support it requires.

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