NICSA Connect Newsletter : February 2019

Your source for the latest insights into global asset management industry trends.

Don’t miss this opportunity to catch two great keynotes at the 2019 Strategic Leadership Forum:

Pearls of Wisdom from Morgan Stanley’s Carla Harris

“NICSA members will have the opportunity to hear the unique perspective of an industry powerhouse in an intimate setting during the 2019 SLF this April. Carla Harris is the Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisorat Morgan Stanley. Carla will share her unique perspective on multicultural innovation, the challenges facing today’s asset managers, and provide advice to younger members of the industry. Attendees will hear “Carla’s Pearls” – tools, strategies, and pearls of wisdom honed by her own experience – that have become the centerpiece for her many speeches and television appearances. …”   Read More

Hone Your Visual Intelligence with Art Historian, Amy Herman
"For nearly fifteen years, Amy Herman has provided training to top officers in the US military, law enforcement, medicine, education and numerous other industries. Now, Amy Herman offers her unique guidance to the asset management industry! NICSA members will have the opportunity to hear her unique perspectives at the Strategic Leadership Forum (SLF) at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL this April.... Read More

NICSA is pleased to announce the launch of the NICSA NextGen Committee

The NextGen Committee is comprised of emerging leaders from innovative asset managers, service providers, and audit and consulting firms across the industry.  Members of the Committee develop and share programs that touch on topics most relevant for millennials within the global asset management industry. Participation on the Committee allows them to share these perspectives directly with executives actively involved in Association leadership and broadly with the NICSA membership.  


“We’re very excited about this new offering at NICSA. It’s through information sharing and collaboration that the industry can most effectively evolve.”

– Jim Fitzpatrick, President of NICSA


NICSA supports a wide variety of topic and event committees, allowing our members to have impactful participation, make meaningful contributions, and have their voices be heard. 

Interested in joining a NICSA Committee?

View Committee Listings | Apply for Membership


2019 FinReg Outlook: Clouds on the Horizon
February 27 | 10:00am - 11:00am ET
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Building Deeper Advisory Relationships with Data 

March 6 | 2:00pm - 2:30pm
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Industry Leaders - 2019 Outlook
March 7 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm 
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Driving Diversity in the Workforce
March 13 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Retirement 2020
March 20 | 2:00pm-2:30pm
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European Asset Management Conference (Hosted by ALFI) | | Register Now

March 5-6  | Luxexpo The Box, Luxembourg


2019 Strategic Leadership Forum | Register Now

April 3-5 | Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 

Let NICSA help solidify your 2019 business planning at the 2019 SLF. Hear from ALL PERSPECTIVES - asset management firms, broker dealers, and an extensive group of firms that include technology, law, and service firms that support the industry. 

NICSAtalk: Podcast Series
If you've got ten minutes, we've got on-the-go, quick insights on critical business planning in the world of asset management. It's this simple: (1) Visit iTunes on your mobile device; (2) search "NICSAtalk"; and (3) subscribe. 
New Episodes:

Machine Learning Applications | Listen to the Podcast

AI in Asset Management | Listen to the Podcast

Rule 30e-3: Two Year Outlook | 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: 


ALFI: Real Estate Investment Funds: Depositary Aspects

“A Guidance Note for the asset managemenet industry providing an overview of the application of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) for depositaries of alternative investment funds …” Read More

Deloitte: 2019 Investment Management Outlook

“Investment management is in a period of rapid change, driven by shifting investor preferences, margin compression, regulatory developments, and advancing technologies. Our 2019 Investment Management Outlook highlights three keys to managing these challenges as our market evolves: Choosing the right growth options, creating operational efficiencies, and delivering the next level of customer experience. …” Read More


Hennion & Walsh Asset Management: Top 10 Investment Themes for 2019

“An exploration of the 10 investment themes expected to be influencers of market performance, and therefore in the mindsets of investors, in 2019. …” Read More

A look back at NICSA's recent educational programming: 


Digital Proxy

Thanks to our sponsor Broadridge, participants in this webinar learned how data-driven analytics, omni-channel delivery, social media strategies, and blockchain are helping mutual funds achieve their proxy goals.

Replay Webinar | Read Blog

Tax & Reporting Update

NICSA’s panel of experts from EY and State Street Corporation explore recent and proposed legislation impacting tax and financial reporting.

Replay Webinar | Read Blog

Best Practices in Building a Global Compliance Program

NICSA’s panel of experts from Citi, Franklin Templeton Investor Services, Putnam Investments, and PwC explore how asset managers are integrating a global view on their overall compliance policies and programs.  

Replay Webinar | Read Blog

Today's NICSA has continued to evolve into a dynamic cross section of all aspects of the global asset management industry, including asset managers, broker dealers, distributors, and professional service providers. 
We are pleased to announce the following new members: 

TheRoyceFunds: Small-cap specialist with unparalleled knowledge and experience 


Ropes & Gray: A global team of professionals with the industry savvy and legal experience to identify critical issues, solve problems and pave the way for clients’ success. 


Hennessy Funds: Offering a broad range of mutual funds, including traditional equity, specialty, and sector funds, as well as more conservative multi-asset products.

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