NICSA Connect Newsletter : March 2018
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:
Broadridge: The Active/Passive Scorecard—A Directors Guide
“As passive funds grow in popularity, active funds still offer many benefits. For comparison, Broadridge has developed a comprehensive scorecard to provide directors with a detailed overview of performance and trends across both active and passive funds.” READ WHITE PAPER
Citisoft: 2018 Outlook—Setting the Stage for Transformation
“Digitalization will fundamentally change operations, regulatory whiplash will continue, purpose-built front office technology will improve, and largescale transformation projects will dominate budgets. Read on for more of the big trends we’re watching in asset management technology and operations in 2018.” READ WHITE PAPER
HSBC: The Rise of Alternatives
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“An in-depth look at the rise of alternative investments, with a focus on its drivers, its effects and the opportunities and risks it poses for investors, asset managers and asset servicers. …” READ WHITE PAPER
#ICYMI: IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
A look back at NICSA’s recent educational programming:
“Investors are increasingly considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in their decision-making processes, making fund-level transparency vital …”
“When it comes to enhanced counterparty communication within the funds industry today, the technology’s here — but is the mutual fund industry leveraging it efficiently? …”
"...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...."
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:
Q&A: Chinese Capital Markets
NICSAtalk: PODCAST SERIES
NICSA Transfer Agent Compliance Guide
The 2018 Transfer Agent Compliance Guide is here! An industry standard not to be missed, this reference guide is an essential tool for building awareness and facilitating a definitive understanding of fundamental TA compliance regulations. Special thanks to the NICSA TA Committee who championed this effort, as well as our partners and sponsors Reed Smith and Donnelly Financial Solutions.
Hard copy reference guides are available to NICSA members for $250 each - any additional copies will be sold at a discounted rate. Click here to place your order. If you would like to purchase more than one or have any questions, please contact Jordan DeBettencourt at firstname.lastname@example.org
Complimentary access to a digital version of the NICSA Transfer Agent Compliance Guide will be made available later this year via the NICSA member portal.
The Confluence of Tech & Ops
April 11, 2018 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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