Challenging the paradigm | Top distribution strategy trends for 2015 and beyond

Challenging the paradigm | Top distribution strategy trends for 2015 and beyond

A panel of experts from EY, Boston Financial and Capital Group speaking on distribution trends during a recent NICSA webinar speculated that it’s only a matter of time before firms such as Apple and Google enter the financial advice business. This post examines how fund complexes can prepare to compete in these challenging times.

Guest Blog Feature | Uncovering the concept of data visualization

Guest Blog Feature | Uncovering the concept of data visualization

This guest post was contributed by the NICSA Technology and Innovation committee.

Have you been spending time organizing wordclouds, treemaps and balloon races? If you have, then you probably know more than the average person about Data Visualization.

NICSA Industry News Digest | December 2014

NICSA Industry News Digest | December 2014

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

What is Gamification?

What is Gamification?

These gaming techniques and approaches are making their way into the corporate world. Today, businesses are finding new ways to use these techniques to motivate employee performance, drive business results, and generate a competitive advantage.

SEC cybersecurity sweep provides view of industry practices

SEC cybersecurity sweep provides view of industry practices

Protecting data and other digital assets from cyberattacks is a top priority for firms in the fund industry -- and the SEC wants to be sure that the investment industry is ready to meet the challenge.

Ed Schmidt, the Senior Technology Officer for OCIE, reported on the results of that initiative to date, speaking at the NICSA General Membership Meeting. Take a look at what he had to say...

NICSA GMM keynote presentation highlight | The impact of younger staff on technology

NICSA GMM keynote presentation highlight | The impact of younger staff on technology

At the 2014 NICSA General Membership Meeting keynote presenter Wes Trochlil, President, Effective Database Management, will discuss "The Impact of Younger Staff on Technology" and how software vendors and industry leadership can better respond and manage the expectations created by today's Millennials while avoiding the risk of losing these valuable, savvy staff members.

NICSA Industry News Digest | August 2014

NICSA Industry News Digest | August 2014

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

NICSA Spotlight | Volunteer of the Quarter: Kari Murphy

NICSA Spotlight | Volunteer of the Quarter: Kari Murphy

Every association has a few of them… that person who can get everyone excited about a project; For NICSA, one of those key volunteers is the subject of this quarter’s Volunteer Spotlight – Kari Murphy, Managing Director, HengTian Services.

Mega Trends in the Fund Industry Part II | Big Data

Mega Trends in the Fund Industry Part II | Big Data

At the recent NICSA workshop " Mega trends in the Fund Industry," held earlier this month in Los Angeles, a panel of experts discussed the hot priorities for mutual fund and ETF managers: Liquid alternatives and big data.

In Part II of this NICSA News blog series, Theresa Hamacher, President, NICSA describes the importance of Big Data and how it is becoming an integral part of the fund industry.

8 ways big data can help our industry

8 ways big data can help our industry

Big Data can provide a huge advantage to all kinds of businesses. But how can firms in the asset management industry use it best? Here are eight business areas that are great candidates for sophisticated analytics...

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