UITs continue to surge ahead in 2014 as assets exceed $100 billion

UITs continue to surge ahead in 2014 as assets exceed $100 billion
This NICSA News feature was originally published for SmartTrust and was written by NICSA Member, Kevin Mahn, President & Chief Investment Officer, Hennion & Walsh Asset Management.

NICSA Industry News Digest | February 2015

NICSA Industry News Digest | February 2015
Here’s our recap of the stories that mattered to operations professionals in the investment industry last month.

Trends in Intermediary Oversight | 3 tips for fund companies

Trends in Intermediary Oversight | 3 tips for fund companies
Omnibus accounts are now the norm for keeping records of shareholder accounts sold through intermediaries. But with a recent focus on intermediary oversight    -- happening just within the past few years -- the policies and procedures that funds and their transfer agents use for monitoring these accounts are still evolving. Ken Larsen, Vice President of Intermediary Services at Boston Financial Data Services, summarized trends in intermediary oversight on a NICSA webinar held in November 2014.

NICSA Industry News Digest | January 2015

NICSA Industry News Digest | January 2015

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

Staying connected with fund shareholders | 5 must-haves for staying in touch

Staying connected with fund shareholders | 5 must-haves for staying in touch

Read as representatives from Georgeson, Prudential and UPRR explained, speaking on a panel at NICSA’s General Membership Meeting, that a successful program for keeping shareholder property from becoming lost must have these 5 components.

Financial Times Feature | Fight against short-termism is misdirected

Financial Times Feature | Fight against short-termism is misdirected
This Financial Times featured article makes the argument that companies and their executives put too much emphasis on short-term performance (profitability) and not enough on making the investments and decisions necessary to create and sustain long-term growth.

ALFI Roadshow | The AIFMD: 1 year on

ALFI Roadshow | The AIFMD: 1 year on

The most recent ALFI Roadshow, held in New York City on June 5, 2015, focused on the imminent AIFMD deadline and address key considerations for US fund managers.

What are liquid alternatives?

What are liquid alternatives?

With current market forces leading to alternatives adoption in the mutual fund space, the definition and classification of what exactly constitutes a liquid alternative has become a much-discussed question in the fund industry. Learn more about some of the characteristics that define liquid alternatives from this year's NICSA Liquid Alternatives Workshop in Jersey City.

Liquid Alternatives | Not what I expected…

Liquid Alternatives | Not what I expected…

Miss out on NICSA's Liquid Alternatives Meeting held last month in Jersey City? Not to worry!

In this Boston Financial blog post, Phil Blake, East Coast Committee member and next generation mentee, discusses the main themes of the conference pertaining to liquid alternatives, and how his attendance at this NICSA event has given him a different outlook on this new investment vehicle.

NICSA Industry News Digest | May 2014

NICSA Industry News Digest | May 2014

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

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