NICSA Industry News Digest | July 2014

NICSA Industry News Digest | July 2014

Here’s our recap of the stories that mattered to operations professionals in the investment industry last month.

NICSA News Monthly | July 2013

NICSA News Monthly | July 2013

Here’s our recap of the stories that mattered to operations professionals in the investment industry last month.

One size does not fit alts: Is your firm ready to introduce alternatives?

One size does not fit alts: Is your firm ready to introduce alternatives?

Last month, NICSA held a webinar addressing the operations implications for alternatives investments. Participants from Ernst & Young, PIMCO and BNY Mellon discussed the key operational considerations for entering the alternatives investment space.

Take a look at some steps to evaluating a firm’s readiness to introduce alternatives.

Financial Times feature | A fresh take needed for risky funds

Financial Times feature | A fresh take needed for risky funds

In this Financial Times feature, A fresh take needed for risky funds, Bob Pozen, senior lecturer at the Harvard Business School, and Theresa Hamacher, President, NICSA, take a look at the regulation complexities within today's investment management world and the impact consumer demand has on the industry.

AIFMD 101 | An introduction for U.S. managers

AIFMD 101 | An introduction for U.S. managers
The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive is changing the regulatory landscape in Europe for anyone marketing private funds to investors there. To help U.S. investment managers understand the new rules, Luxembourg fund industry association ALFI and NICSA have collaborated to produce this guide: [slideshare id=15878089&doc=aifmdintro-130106150122-phpapp01]

Learning to love the AIFMD | Get ready for new private fund regulation in Europe

Learning to love the AIFMD | Get ready for new private fund regulation in Europe
This blog post is co-authored by Marc Saluzzi, Chairman of fund industry association ALFI in Luxembourg  New rules that will affect many alternative funds in Europe will come into effect next year – and U.S.

Alternatives in the mainstream |
Continue the conversation at the NICSA Annual Conference

Alternatives in the mainstream | <br>Continue the conversation at the NICSA Annual Conference
It may be time for a name change. How “alternative” are investment vehicles now used by 3 of every 4 financial advisers, according to a recent survey from Cogent Research? Advisers see alternatives as a great way to add uncorrelated assets to a portfolio to increase diversification.

SEC focusing on sub-transfer agent and service fees | Current examination priorities

SEC focusing on sub-transfer agent and service fees | Current examination priorities
Speaking last week in San Francisco at the NICSA West Coast Regional Meeting, Matthew O’Toole, Senior Special Counsel for the SEC’s Office of Regulation, discussed his view of the SEC’s current examination priorities.

Looking at alternatives | The great convergence

Looking at alternatives | The great convergence
Mutual funds are mutual funds — and hedge funds are hedge funds – and never the twain shall meet? Not! Speakers at recent NICSA conferences in Los Angeles and Philadelphia highlighted the steadily increasing convergence between the two fund types.

Bedrock foundation spurs market growth | DTCC’s Donahue on infrastructure needs

Bedrock foundation spurs market growth | DTCC’s Donahue on infrastructure needs
Today’s guest contributor is Donald F. Donahue, President and CEO, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation DTCC, through its subsidiaries, provides critical infrastructure supporting the activities of the U.S.

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