Global pensions in 5 charts

What determines the size of a country’s pension assets? Here are 5 graphs that examine potential determining factors. They’re based on data on 13 countries from Towers Watson’s recent Global Pension Assets Study 2012.

A practical guide to Twitter | Part II: Twitter etiquette

It’s easy to forget that Twitter is a social medium. Many organizations use Twitter as a one-way communication tool for publicizing their latest activities. But Twitter has many features and conventions that allow users to interact with each other.

A practical guide to Twitter | Part I: Twitter speak

Of all the social media channels, Twitter is the hardest to get your arms around. To those unfamiliar with Twitter conventions, a series of tweets can look like code – without the decryption key.

11 hot topics in regulation for 2012

The rapid pace of regulatory change in the U.S. investment industry shows no sign of letting up in 2012. In the NICSA webinar, “A Review of the Regulatory Landscape,” held on January 25, 2012, we took a quick look at the hottest topics for the coming year.

A practical guide to LinkedIn | Part IV: 9 tips for recommendations

This is the last in a 4-part series on LinkedIn for investment industry professionals. In our first 3 posts, we talked about profiles, connections and groups. Today we turn to recommendations – or endorsements, as they’re sometimes called on LinkedIn.

What’s in a Like? | Better disclaim one in Massachusetts

First FINRA, then the SEC — now the Massachusetts Securities Division has weighed in on social media use by investment advisers. The Division’s guidance, released on January 18, is the most detailed yet.

A practical guide to LinkedIn | Part III: Groups

This is the third in a 4-part series on LinkedIn for investment industry professionals. In our first 2 posts, we talked about strengthening your profile and making connections. Joining a LinkedIn group, the topic of today’s post, can be an easy way to make those connections.

Marrying large-scale technology with boutique service | A profile of Citi’s Neeraj Sahai

This post was contributed by Tom Steinert-Threlkeld, Editorial Director of the Money Management Group at SourceMedia. Neeraj Sahai will be a keynote speaker at NICSA’s 30th Annual Conference & Expo, February 12-15, Miami, Florida.

A practical guide to LinkedIn | Part II: 7 tips for making connections

In our first post on LinkedIn for investment industry professionals, we talked about building your LinkedIn profile. With your best professional face toward the world, you’re ready to start making connections.

A practical guide to LinkedIn for investment industry professionals | Part I: Your profile

It’s hard to avoid LinkedIn these days. The online business networking site now has over 135 million members around the world – and is adding more than 2 new members every second. They’re using LinkedIn to keep in touch with former colleagues, reach out to new connections, keep up with the news, research the job market – and even apply for a new position.

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