New Challenges on the TA Compliance Landscape

New Challenges on the TA Compliance Landscape

On the heels of the release of the 2019 NICSA Transfer Agent Compliance Guide, experts from Reed Smith, FIS, and Northern Trust gathered for a special #WebinarWednesday event to provide insight on today’s most pressing compliance issues.  The guide, produced by NICSA, Reed Smith, and Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN), is a comprehensive, educational resource of current compliance updates and standards…

The Next-Gen Workforce in the Asset Management Industry

The Next-Gen Workforce in the Asset Management Industry

The group of individuals we typically classify as the “next generation” is changing. For a long time, the phrase was relatively specific to Generation Y (Millennials), born between 1977 and 1995. But today, Generation Z (Centennials) — or those born after 1995 — are entering the workforce, joining Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers. “Discussions…

ETF Product Design and Distribution Trends

ETF Product Design and Distribution Trends

It’s no secret that exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are becoming a significant part of the investor toolkit — and with increased adoption comes innovation. For today’s asset managers, it’s more important than ever to stay up-to-date on the latest trends shaping the ETF landscape. To that end, NICSA members received an in-depth look at ETF product…

Navigating Turbulent Changes to the Sanctions Landscape

Navigating Turbulent Changes to the Sanctions Landscape

“We’re living in a boom time for sanctions,” Stephen Brosnihan, Regional Director, Sales Support Operations for North America at SIX, told NICSA members during a recent #WebinarWednesday session. The event, in which panelists explored how to reduce operational risk in the face of evolving economic sanctions, also featured experts from Bureau van Dijk and Charles Schwab….

Building Deeper Advisory Relationships with Data

Building Deeper Advisory Relationships with Data

If you’re looking to form stronger advisory relationships, try turning your existing client data into a winning asset. According to a report from Broadridge, asset managers should integrate data and analytics into their marketing strategies in an effort to acquire talent, forge deeper relationships, and encourage retention.  Tim Kresl, Principal, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., told…

FinReg Outlook: Clouds on the Horizon?

FinReg Outlook: Clouds on the Horizon?

Compared with 2018, a year fraught with hefty regulations such as MiFID II and GDPR, the 2019 regulatory outlook may seem tame – but that certainly doesn’t mean asset managers should let their guards down. “There are a number of significant regulatory issues on the horizon that asset managers should be aware of,” Sean Tuffy,…

Preparing for the Next-Gen Client Base

Preparing for the Next-Gen Client Base

Affluent millennials — defined as individuals born from 1982 to 2000 who have $100,000 or more in investible assets — are a nascent but quickly expanding population, and learning how to successfully engage them is of increasing importance to asset management firms. According to a recent study by Cogent Reports, more than a third of…

TAX & REPORTING UPDATE: AVOIDING FUND REPORTING TRAPS

TAX & REPORTING UPDATE: AVOIDING FUND REPORTING TRAPS

NICSA members gleaned valuable insights from a recent #WebinarWednesday primer on the 2019 tax legislation and reporting landscape. The discussion, which featured professionals from State Street and EY, provided an in-depth look at changes that will significantly impact asset managers. LAG Rule and Partnership Withholding Maria Murphy, Principal, Tax Services at Ernst & Young LLP, kicked…

Next-Generation Proxy Voting

Next-Generation Proxy Voting

As the industry continues to evolve through rapid advancements in technology, so do the tools funds can use to improve the accuracy, transparency, and efficiency of the proxy voting and solicitation system. “While mail — both hard copy and email — and phone calls are still important tools in engaging fund shareholders, we’re always striving…

Best Practices in Building a Global Compliance Program

Best Practices in Building a Global Compliance Program

In an increasingly globalized economy, investment firms must embrace a global perspective when it comes to compliance with regulations worldwide. But doing so is no easy task. “When implementing a compliance program in a global environment, there’s a number of challenges that organizations face, from standardization issues in terms of contractual agreements and practices to…

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