The Institutional View of ESG

In June, NICSA hosted a well-attended panel on ESG in New York. This event covered a great deal of ground, and in Part 1 of this three-part series, we discussed how the panelists described learning about ESG as being akin to “Learning a New Language.”  Rosetta Stone secured, the audience was then treated to discussion…

TWO MUST-SEE KEYNOTES REVEALED FOR NICSA GMM IN OCTOBER

NICSA will be back at the Royal Sonesta in Boston this fall for its annual General Membership Meeting from October 17-18 to address the top issues facing asset managers and financial service providers.  Here, NICSA members will have the opportunity to share time with two industry powerhouses: Fidelity’s Carolyn Clancy and Morningstar’s Kunal Kapoor.  Upside & Opportunity…

“Like Learning a New Language…” NICSA Presents a Rosetta Stone for Learning to Speak ESG

In June, NICSA held its latest event, focused on “ESG Essentials for Asset Managers & Advisors.” The discussion was robust and more than filled a two-hour window, led by moderator Hannah Glover, Managing Editor with Ignites, and featuring: John Farley, Vice President – Responsible Investment Strategy, Calvert Research & Management; Mark Hays, Vice President – Sustainable Investing, J.P….

NICSA GMM Takes In-Depth Look at Growth and Innovation

NICSA members are pursuing pathways to industry growth and the 2019 General Membership Meeting in October is set to help firms navigate a crosscurrent of disruptive trends. To address these issues, tenured experts across firm types, business channels, and operating models will converge to focus on delivering better outcomes to investors. The 2019 NICSA GMM will gather…

The Diversity Project North America

NICSA members enjoyed an update on one of the industry’s fastest-growing initiatives — the Diversity Project North America— during a recent #WebinarWednesday event.  Shaelyn Otikor, Senior Vice President, Global Strategy, Corporate & Institutional Services at Northern Trust, moderated the event, which also featured forward-thinking representatives from NICSA and Aon.  Jylanne Dunne, VP, Diversity Project North America at NICSA, kicked off the…

Jim Fitzpatrick Recognized as Leader in Diversity, Influential LGBT Ally

LGBT Great Launches 50For50 Pride Campaign NICSA is delighted to announce that President and CEO Jim Fitzpatrick is featured in LGBT Great’s #50For50 Executives campaign. The campaign showcases 50 executive leaders across the asset management industry pioneering a diverse and inclusive environment. Jim is a proud ally of the LGBT community and has been recognized for…

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 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

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

“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….

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