NICSA Connect Newsletter : February 2018

Your source for the latest insights into global asset management industry trends.
2018 Strategic Leadership Forum (SLF)
February 28 - March 2, 2018 
The Doral | Miami, FL 
40+ Speakers - A convergence of industry thought leaders and innovators:
•    Don Andrews |  Reed Smith
•    Whitfield Athey | Delta Data
•    Noreen Beaman |  Brinker Capital
•    Dan Beckman |  Columbia Threadneedle 
•    Deanna Belczak | Northern Trust
•    Kamal Bhatia | OppenheimerFunds
•    Sandy Bolton | Bank of America Merrill Lynch
•    Jason Brady | Thornburg Investment Management
•    Jim Bumpus | Columbia Threadneedle 
•    Timothy Butcher | BNY Mellon
•    Roel Campos | Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
•    Olivier Carre | PwC Luxembourg
•    Patrick Curtin | Citi
•    Dan Cwenar | Data and Analytics Access Data Corp., a Broadridge Company
•    Katie Firth | John Hancock
•    Gary Gallagher | Fidelity Institutional - Investments and Technology Solutions
•    Chuck Gallant | BNY Mellon
•    Carol Geremia |,MFS Investment Management
•    Lee Godfrey | KNEIP
•    Brad Henderson | The Boston Consulting Group
•    Scott Howes | BlackRock
•    Kathleen Joaquin | SEC
•    Burton Keller | Delta Data
•    Kunal Kapoor | Morningstar, Inc.
•    Paul Kraft | Deloitte
•    Will Leahey | SIFMA
•    Carey Lohrenz | Keppler Speakers
•    Barry Mandinach | Virtus Investment Partners
•    Scott Marcus | Delta Data
•    Bradley Moore | Albridge Analytics, a division of Albridge, a BNY Mellon Company
•    Lyndsay Noble | DST Systems
•    Michael O'Grady | Northern Trust
•    Bob Reynolds | Putnam Investments
•    Lisa Shea | Northern Trust
•    John Siciliano | PwC
•    Sarah ten Siethoff | SEC
•    Scott Smith | Cerulli Associates, Inc.
•    John Stadtler | PwC
•    Frank Strauss | Accenture LLC
•    Camille Thommes | ALFI
•    Steve Tomasheski | Delta Data
•    Karen Walsh | Putnam Investments
•    Jing Wang | Vanguard Group, Inc.
•    Tony Warren | FIS
•    Paul Williams | Northern Trust 

A Keynote Not to be Missed 

In her Wall Street Journal best-selling book, "Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons from the Flight Deck,” Carey Lohrenz delivers a unique perspective on how to supercharge performance in competitive business environments.  And, on March 1, Lohrenz will share her insights with the NICSA membership at the Strategic Leadership Forum in Miami Florida. … 

READ BLOG: Breaking Barriers at Mach 2

Workshop | Mutual Fund Reg-Tech 
Fund Intelligence - A NICSA Industry Partner
Date Change! Thursday, April 5 | Boston 
Open to all NICSA Members:  Pageant Media (Fund Intelligence), in partnership with Broadridge and K&L Gates, offers this one-day workshop, Charting the Evolution of Compliance and Technology, as an opportunity to explore the changing developments that technology is bringing to mutual fund compliance and operations. Exclusively by invite only, it is a unique opportunity for senior operations, compliance and technology professionals from mutual funds to update their knowledge on the fast changing technology developments impacting their roles and their firms. The Summit, which is limited to the first 100 respondents, will feature panels, interviews and interactive roundtables, allowing delegates to gain an in-depth understanding of the key issues from a range of mutual fund experts.
Roadshow | Raising Capital in Europe & Beyond
ALFI - A NICSA Industry Partner
April 17, Networking; April 18, Seminar | NYC 
Open to all NICSA Members: ALFI offers the opportunity to explore how to approach setting up and marketing funds in the EU and how current geopolitical considerations, such as Brexit and US tax reform, may impact business strategies. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to participate in a focused discussion on alternative investments in the presence of HE Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg Minister of Finance. 
NICSA is pleased to announce the winners of its 2018 Volunteer of the Year Awards. 

Volunteers will be honored at the NICSA Strategic Leadership Forum held from February 28 - March 2, 2018 at the Doral in Miami, FL....

Author: Camille Thommes, Director General, ALFI

 “… ALFI is pleased to participate in NICSA's annual Strategic Leadership Forum in Miami, Florida at the end of February, where executives from diverse backgrounds within the global asset management community will converge to discuss the current business environment and the emergence of new opportunitites. 
I am particulary looking forward to this event, as I am scheduled to sit on the European Funds - Trends in Distribution & Regulation panel on March 1. I’m joining a panel which will provide a global perspective  on matters affecting the European Funds Industry including Brexit, Mifid II, and PRIIPS. Navigating the regulatory and distribution landscape can be challenging and I’m looking forward to many compellling discussions. That said, here are three things I’m most looking forward to. …”

READ BLOG: ALFI: Three things we're looking forward to at the NICSA SLF

NICSA members continue to generate valuable insight and stimulating discussions on the future of the wealth management industry.  Here’s a look at our top picks for the month:

Deloitte2018 Investment Management Outlook 

“Narrowing profit margins and stagnancy will put added pressure on asset management companies. Some exceptional companies will rise above the malaise of averageness and will excel in this challenging environment. …”  

EY: For asset managers considering the tax legislation that will affect them most drastically in 2018, EY offers the following tax-specific alerts: 

A look back at NICSA’s recent educational programming: 
Mutual Fund Modernization:   Webinar Replay | Slides
"...many firms view the fund modernization reporting requirements as a strategic opportunity to reconsider their operating models, including data sourcing, maintenance strategies, reporting, advanced analytic capabilities and enhanced oversight strategies...." READ BLOG
Accessing Chinese Capital Markets:   Webinar Replay | Slides
"As China stakes its claim as the second-largest economy worldwide, it's more important than ever for foreign investors to understand cross-border opportunities..." READ BLOG 
We appreciate the insightful questions during our webinar programs. For a review of some of the questions addressed by our expert panels, see the below Q&A document:

Chinese Capital Markets 
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New Episodes:  

Chinese Market Index Inclusion | New Dynamics in European Distribution | Choosing the Right Fund Structure for Alts | Constructive Time for Alts?
Leveraging Efficiencies Within the Mutual Fund Supply Chain Ecosystem
February 14, 2018 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Learn more and register! 

Navigating the World of ESG Investment Trends
February 21, 2018 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Unclaimed Property: Operational Impact & Best Practices
March 21, 2018 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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