NICSA Connect Newsletter : April 2018

Your source for the latest insights into global asset management industry trends.
Filling Industry Knowledge Gaps in Technology, Operations & Beyond
“As the role of technology and operations has evolved within fund firms, industry groups such as NICSA are adapting to educate and share ideas on the intersection of tech and ops with product, sales and human capital management, says NICSA president Jim Fitzpatrick.”  
Conference | Globalization of Investment Funds 
IBA - A NICSA Industry Partner 
May 13-15, 2018 | NYC
Open to all NICSA Members:  Join global asset managers, legal experts, service providers and regulators for discussions on ESG investment criteria, money market fund reform, GDPR, Fintech, crypto currency funds, cybersecurity, Brexit and more.

For more information and to register, please click here.
Networking Event | West Coast Meet & Greet
June 6, Los Angeles | June 7, San Fransisco 
Two dates, two great locations, two opportunities to meet NICSA President Jim Fitzpatrick, make new connections, and learn how to leverage NICSA to increase your industry engagement.

Complimentary Registration: Click Here

READ NICSA’S BLOG for key takeaways from our most popular session: Face the Membership CEO Panel on trending topics such as active v passive, aligning to client goals, and the pitfalls of “short-termism”. 
“… As always, the much anticipated “Face the Membership” session provided valuable insight into industry trends from the perspective of some of the industry’s leading firms. The CEO roundtable was moderated by John Stadtler, Partner, PwC, and featured experts from Thornburg Investment Management, MFS Investment Management and Northern Trust.”

Check out NICSA’s Blog site for more coverage of 2018 SLF sessions.

HEAR A “LIVE FROM THE SLF” PODCAST INTERVIEW on product rationalization and innovation from two dynamic presenters: Noreen Beaman, CEO of Brinker Capital and Jim Bumpus, National Sales Manager, Columbia Threadneedle.  LISTEN to the PODCAST


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:

DTCC: Large-scale Cyber-attacks on the Financial System 

“… effective response and recovery requires continued industry collaboration and, in some cases, common industry utilities and approaches, in support of the efforts currently underway.” READ MORE

Morgan Stanley: Nine Pieces of Career Advice from Successful Women in Finance

Get a glimpse into how women are navigating through and thriving in the competitive world of financial services. "March 28 Edition, 5 ideas"  READ MORE

Northern Trust: Sustainable Investing: 8 Themes and Trends for 2018

“Water scarcity, Gen X and factor exposure should shape sustainable investing in 2018.” READ MORE

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A look back at NICSA’s recent educational programming: 
Unclaimed Property: Operational Impact & Best Practices  
Webinar Replay  | Slides

“It’s important to remain educated on state escheatment laws in order to protect shareholders and minimize the risk of costly audits. Unclaimed property legislation is rapidly evolving, and financial services companies must keep up with the pace to ensure compliance…” READ BLOG
Navigating the World of ESG Investing  
Webinar Replay  | Slides 
“Investors are increasingly considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in their decision-making processes, making fund-level transparency vital …” READ BLOG
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Penetrating the RIA/Family Office Space
April 25, 2018 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm

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TA Compliance Guide 101: Getting to Know NICSA's Essential Reference Guide
May 9, 2018 | 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Registration opening soon! 

Are You GDPR Ready?
May 16, 2018 | 10:00am - 11:00am
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