Leveraging technology for the DIY investor

Leveraging technology for the DIY investor

The DIY investor has never had more online options. Let’s take a closer look at this ongoing evolution and consider its impact on the market, with a focus on the growing number of options and level of sophistication currently available in online advice.

What’s ahead? Liquid alts!

What’s ahead? Liquid alts!

Among industry trends highlighted in a recent NICSA webinar featuring Lee Kowarski, partner at kasina, and Avi Nachmany, director of research at Strategic Insight, is a persistent trend toward product innovation in liquid alternatives. Webinar participants identified these new products as among the most likely to affect asset management operations in 2014.

Survival of the fittest | 5 challenges fund platforms face today

Survival of the fittest | 5 challenges fund platforms face today

This guest post was submitted by SunGard which sponsored a panel at the 2014 NICSA Strategic Leadership Forum entitled “Survival of the Fittest: Adapting Your Service Platform in a Rapidly Evolving, Multi-Product, Global Fund World.”

Fearless Forecast | What’s ahead for the fund industry in 2014?

Fearless Forecast | What’s ahead for the fund industry in 2014?
Two well-known industry experts offered their “fearless forecast” in a recent webinar.  Lee Kowarski, partner at kasina, and Avi Nachmany, director of research at Strategic Insight, discussed the industry trends most likely to endure in 2014.

Kids these days | The Millennial challenge

Kids these days | The Millennial challenge

A recent NICSA webinar looked at how this generational intersection is playing out in the investment industry. A panel of experts from Wells Fargo, DST Systems, and i4cp discussed traits that set Millennials apart and how Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers can work with this new generation most effectively.

Guest Blog Feature | Big data brings its own set of risks

Guest Blog Feature | Big data brings its own set of risks

This NICSA News guest blog feature was written by Ed Marcarelli, Hydrakos Consulting and the NICSA Technology Committee.

The new meaning of retirement

The new meaning of retirement

This NICSA News guest blog feature was written by Joseph Coughlin, PhD, is the director of the MIT AgeLab (agelab.mit.edu) and keynote speaker at the 2013 NICSA General Membership Meeting in Boston.

Write so technical topics are easy to understand

Write so technical topics are easy to understand
This blog post was written by guest author Susan Weiner, CFA, is the author of Financial Blogging: How to Write Powerful Posts That Attract Clients, which is tailored to financial planners, wealth managers, investment managers, and the marketing and communications staff that supports them.

6 tips for spring cleaning the data basement

6 tips for spring cleaning the data basement
Scrubbing data isn’t a glamorous  job – just an essential one. It’s so important that Tech Republic ranked it #2 in their recent list of 10 things you should do when building your Big Data strategy, right after “understand your business objectives.” No wonder, then, that data management is getting a lot of attention in the investment industry.

Uncovering the secrets behind Big Data

Uncovering the secrets behind Big Data

Big Data is a hot topic in many industries including financial services. Emerging out of large Internet companies, Big Data only recently became applicable to other businesses. It addresses data and analytics challenges too complex for traditional, relational database engines to handle in a cost-effective way.

The bottom line? Big Data is faster, cheaper and easier to program than traditional platforms. In this NICSA News webinar highlight, we share answers about Big Data from Paul Barth and Prithwi Thakuria of NewVantage Partners.

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