VIDEO PREVIEW | Garrick Hileman | #GMMnicsa 2015 Keynote Speaker

Garrick Hileman provides a preview of his upcoming keynote on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies at NICSA's 2015 General Membership Meeting (GMM), October 29-30, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Boston.

Shifting the balance in global pensions | The “teenage” years

NICSA 2015 General Membership Meeting Keynote Speaker Josef Pilger provides a preview of his session on: What's Shaping the Global Pension and Retirement Sector: "Conservatively, Pilger says worldwide pension and retirement assets of $500 trillion would be a good goal to start. However, we are nowhere near that goal today..."

Guest Blogger | Jack Tierney on Closed-End Fund Discounts

NICSA member Jack Tierney, Head of Product Development, Management and Investment Research at Invesco, shares his latest blog: Closed-end funds: Discounts widen, yields increase pending rate rise.

Part II | Actively Managed ETFs | The “Next” big thing?

A product with all the cost and tax efficient advantages of an ETF that is also actively managed and can maintain portfolio management trading confidentiality?  This rare combination of attributes has (nearly) arrived.

Recognize a colleague or team with a prestigious NOVA Award!

Make your nomination today! NICSA and Money Management Executive announce the opening of nominations for the 2015 NICSA/NOVA Awards. These awards recognize outstanding service, creative, effective and operationally efficient efforts by fund companies, and individuals, who strive to serve clients, build business and improve overall service experiences.

NICSA IQ | JULY 2015

Highlights from this months NICSA IQ include: The benefits of actively managed ETFs; Are board term limits built on faulty logic?; How decision paralysis hurts retirement savings; and more!

Part I | Actively Managed ETFs | No, that’s not an oxymoron.

A product with all the cost and tax efficient advantages of an ETF that is also actively managed and can maintain portfolio management trading confidentiality?  This rare combination of attributes has (nearly) arrived.

Financial Times Feature | No case for term limits for directors

This Financial Times featured article takes a look at at the recent global trend toward establishing term limits for directors. Co-authors Theresa Hamacher, President, NICSA and Bob Pozen, senior lecturer at the Harvard Business School and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, review the evidence on term limits -- which suggests that they are counterproductive.

NICSA IQ | June 2015

Investing Through UITs New FINRA-reviewed infographic with an introduction to unit investment trust.   Fund Facts Ten facts about the fund industry from Strategic Insight.

Growth Trends in AIFs | Dominant Domiciles

As demand for regulated Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) continues and the boundary between traditional AIFs and mutual funds further erodes, investor appetite for AIFs is expected to remain strong. What’s driving this growth? Which domiciles are benefiting most? A recent NICSA webinar Current Trends: Domiciles of Alternative Investment Funds featuring Kamil Kaczmarski, Engagement Manager, Wealth and Asset Management Domain with Oliver Wyman in Frankfurt, focused on trends driving growth among the most successful domiciles for AIFs. He reviewed the results of a study commissioned by ALFI, the Luxembourg fund industry association.

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