NICSA Connect Newsletter : May 2018
Morningstar CEO at NICSA SLF: We Have to Meet Investors Where They Are 
“Investors are accessing investment advice in more places than ever, and advisors are grappling with how to meet where they are. That creates opportunities for Morningstar to provide not only the data and software for advisors to build their own portfolios, but also give advice through expanding its investment management and digital advice services, says Morningstar CEO Kunal Kapoor." 
Budgeting for Tech R&D: "That's the Art, Not the Science" 
"Even the biggest banks have limited budgets for tech spending, which makes prioritization one of the toughest challenges to tapping into the fintech revolution, says Dan Houlihan, head of North American Fund Services at Northern Trust and chairman of NICSA" 
Search 'Ignites @ NICSA' on the Ignites website to view all SLF interviews. 
Networking Event | West Coast Meet & Greet
June 5, Los Angeles | June 6, 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
Regional Meeting | East Coast Summit 
July 17, 2018 | Boston, MA
Breakfast with the Regulators
Registration opening soon. 
General Membership Meeting (GMM)
October 11-12, 2018 | Boston, MA
Registration opening soon. 
Blog coverage of SLF General Sessions: 


CEOs Explore Keys to Success in Asset Management at NICSA’s SLF
Featuring:  MFS Investment Management, Northern Trust, PwC , Thornburg Investment Management

Product Development: Where is the Puck Going?
Featuring:  BlackRock, Citi, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Merrill Lynch, Fidelity Institutional 

#Trending 2025: Asset Management of the Future
Featuring: Accenture, Deloitte, PwC

Identifying Growth Opportunities in an Evolving Asset Management Industry
Featuring: Kunal Kapoor, CEO of Morningstar + Brinker Capital, Columbia Threadneedle, Virtus Investment Partners

Forces Shaping the Regulatory Landscape
Featuring: Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Reed Smith, SEC, SIFMA, 

Visit the NICSA Blog for coverage of SLF breakout sessions.

Presentations from the SLF are available via the NICSA member portal
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Guest blogs and articles tackling the complex and technical aspects of key industry issues: 


Author: Susanne Weismuller, Senior Legal Adviser, ALFI 

“… how do these rules impact non-EU fund managers for instance in the US? The territorial scope of European data protection was broadened by the GDPR. If both the data controller and data processor are established in the EU, the new rules will apply. This will also be the case if the data subject (be it an EU or non-EU citizen) is residing in the EU whereas the controller and processor are not established in the Union …”  Read More


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:

Equity International:   Beyond the Fringe: How Alternative Investments Became Mainstream

“Alternatives in the Mainstream noted that average allocations to alternatives could increase from 10% to 14% of a client’s portfolio within three years (by 2020). Such a shift could represent nearly $150 billion in net flows to alternatives among independent advisers alone….” Read More

SalesPage:   Data - Are You Riding the Crest or Drowning?

“As both the amount of available data and the number of sources for it grow, it becomes increasingly complex for asset managers to aggregate, manage, and use even the best data effectively.  … This whitepaper dives into the problems with standardizing data, treating it the same and making it accessible …”Read More

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A look back at NICSA’s recent educational programming: 
Penetrating the RIA/Family Office Space 
Webinar Replay  | Slides

"As fund managers increasingly turn to the unique RIA/family office market for growth opportunities, an effective distribution strategy becomes more important than ever...."READ BLOG
The Confluence of Tech & Ops  
Webinar Replay  | Slides 
“A key strategy for many firms is to truly allign and integrate technology and operations so that they are working together towards strategic goals...." READ BLOG
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“Live from the SLF” Interviews!

Distribution Evolution:  Noreen Beaman, CEO of Brinker Capital and Jim Bumpus, National Sales Manager, Columbia Threadneedle.  Listen to the Podcast

European Fund Distribution Camille Thommes, Director General at ALFI.  Listen to the Podcast

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