SLF 2018 Planning Underway: Back to the Future

SLF 2018 Planning Underway: Back to the Future
Jim Fitzpatrick, President, NICSA If you haven’t heard, NICSA is getting back to its roots this winter. The 2018 Strategic Leadership Forum will take place at the Doral Miami from February 28 to Mar 2.

Guarding Grandma’s Assets

Guarding Grandma’s Assets
Author: NICSA Almost 37 percent of seniors are affected by financial abuse in any given five-year period (1)—an alarming statistic considering that only 1 in 44 cases is reported (2) “This really underscores the need for better protection, preventative measures, tools and processes to combat this problem,” Nick Nichols, Vice President, Risk and Compliance Intelligence Group, DST Systems, Inc.

Jump Start Analytics with Data You Already Have

Jump Start Analytics with Data You Already Have
Author: NICSA On #WebinarWednesday, NICSA members had the opportunity to learn how firms are taking advantage of data to improve all levels of their organizations. Jackie Noblett, Senior Reporter, Ignites, led experts from Albridge Analytics, DST Systems, Inc., Franklin Templeton and SalesPage Technologies LLC through the in-depth discussion (NICSA members can access the replay here).

COMMUNICATING WITH FUND BOARDS IN THE DIGITAL AGE: WEBINAR RECAP

COMMUNICATING WITH FUND BOARDS IN THE DIGITAL AGE: WEBINAR RECAP
Author: Allison Lovett, Vice President, Content Manager, NICSA What is the state of attorney-client privilege in the asset management industry? What constitutes legal advice? Recent rulings in this area have uncovered myriad considerations for fund management teams regarding the protection of confidential and proprietary info.

CYBER TOPS CORPORATE RISK DASHBOARD: WEBINAR RECAP

CYBER TOPS CORPORATE RISK DASHBOARD: WEBINAR RECAP
Author: Allison Lovett, Vice President, Content Manager, NICSA Cyber is number one on the corporate risk dashboard across the globe NICSA recently hosted several data security experts from Multifonds, Invesco, and the FBI to talk about the current landscape of cyber threats within financial services.  

INTEL ON AI: #ECRM Wrap Up

INTEL ON AI: #ECRM Wrap Up
NICSA’s annual East Coast Regional Meeting, which took place April 6 in Boston, focused on Artificial Intelligence and its impact on the financial services industry. A full house was indication that this is a timely and compelling topic.

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.

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.

Protecting Financial Assets of the Elderly: Understanding the Connecticut Mandatory Training Law

Protecting Financial Assets of the Elderly: Understanding the Connecticut Mandatory Training Law
Laws governing the mutual fund industry and its relationship with shareholders are predominately federal regulations; however, some state-issued mandates need to be considered.  While the industry has been highly focused on new federal fiduciary rules related to Investors and their retirement savings, fund managers and service providers must also be mindful of Connecticut’s Mandatory Elderly Abuse Training Law established earlier this year, for one.

From A to Z: Decoding common financial terms

From A to Z: Decoding common financial terms
Skip the alphabet soup and discover the real meaning of these investment terms By Jack Tierney, Head of Product Development, Management and Investment Research A former colleague of mine from New York City had a beautiful, multi-syllabic, Italian last name that began with “A” and ended with the “Z” sound.

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