Velociraptors make appearance at NICSA West Coast Meeting

Highlights from NICSA’s West Coast Regional meeting, held Thursday, April 21, at the offices of the Capital Group in Los Angeles, California: “A lot of the velociraptors are interested in becoming T. 

The problem with FATCA

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act was designed to raise $100 billion in revenue for the U.S. Treasury by clamping down on offshore tax cheats. But the cost of compliance has already been raising hackles around the world.

From savers to spenders

After three decades of talking to baby boomers about saving, the financial industry is now turning its attention to spending. It’s a matter of demographics. As more and more boomers reach retirement age, they’re increasingly tapping into the IRA and 401(k) assets that they’ve so carefully accumulated — and many of them are worried that those nest eggs won’t be sufficient to carry them through retirement.

It’s National Retirement Planning Week | Did you know?

NICSA is proud to be part of a coalition of organizations supporting National Retirement Planning Week®.  We have posted material and resources to our website, and we hope you’ll have a chance to check them out at

Pozen and Hamacher on UCITS in Financial Times today April 13

In an op-ed co-authored by Theresa Hamacher of NICSA, Robert Pozen discusses why European UCITS funds are outgunning their rivals in the United States. Read more here (registration required).

The 8 challenges of pay to play | Learn more in L.A. on April 21

NICSA members are telling us that one of the most challenging directives to come along recently is SEC Rule 206(4)-5. This new regulation  — better known as “pay to play” — makes it very difficult for employees of investment advisers to both make contributions to political candidates and manage money for the governmental entity that they are elected to.

“The Fund Industry” reviewed in NY Times on April 10

A review of The Fund Industry: How Your Money is Managed by Robert Pozen and Theresa Hamacher ran online and in the print version of The New York Times yesterday, April 10. The review ran in the Mutual Funds Supplement in the Business Section.

Spring has sprung at NICSA

Mark your calendars for these upcoming spring-summer NICSA events, and watch our conferences page for program and registration details. April 21 West Coast Regional Meeting Offices of The Capital Group, Los Angeles April 27 FATCA:  Why You Should Care Webinar May 10 Luncheon Presentation and Book Signing Featuring MFS’ Robert C.

eTransfer Agent Compliance Guide | Available now!

New for 2011, NICSA’s Transfer Agent Compliance Guide has gone virtual.  Reasonably priced site licensing is available to firms, enabling an individual or an entire compliance department to access the NICSA Transfer Agent Compliance Guide right from the NICSA website.

The Fund Industry gives “insight into mutual funds”

Read the full review in Pensions & Investments here.

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